Archive - Apr 11, 2012 - Story
A goal apiece by the Katupose twins Tara and Muna gave African Stars a 2-0 victory against Hotspurs on Wednesday night.
Tara Katupose opened the scoring just before halftime when he rounded off a counterattack while Muna Katupose made it 2-0 with a glancing header from a corner on 65m.
The victory put Stars into second place on the log, just ahead of Civics on goal difference, while Hotspurs remain second last.
In a lacklustre first half, Hotspurs had the better chances, with John Schultz and Neville Nanub coming close to scoring.
Team Namibia excelled at the recent Nedbank South African Disabled Championships, winning a total of 12 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals, while establishing two African and six South African championship records.
The Namibian team of 13 athletes was the smallest delegation since it started competing at the SA Championships over the past decade but it was their best performance to date.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors shot up 11 places to 121 in the world on the latest FIFA rankings which were released on April 9.
The Brave Warriors were inactive over the past month, with their last match being a 1-0 defeat against Liberia in an Afcon 2013 qualifying match in Liberia on February 29. That however, was their first defeat in seven matches as coach Bernard Kaanjuka started his reign in impressive style in October 2011.
They beat Djibouti home and away and Mozambique, and drew to Lesotho, Angola and the African champions Zambia.
Athletics Namibia has selected a strong squad of 54 athletes to represent Namibia at the Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region Junior Championships that will take place in Windhoek on Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th April.
Since the event will serve as a qualifier for the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain in July, the top Under 19 athletes from Southern Africa are expected to be in attendance at the Championships.