Archive - May 2012 - Story
The Namibian MTC Rugby Premier League resumes on Saturday with several interesting encounters in Windhoek and Rehoboth.
At the moment, four teams are within a point of each other at the top of the log, but this weekend’s results could have a significant bearing on the title race.
Log leaders United are at home to Rehoboth on Saturday and can expect a tough encounter. Rehoboth, who lost their last match 32-26 to Wanderers, are just a point behind on 12 points and will be keen to get back to winning ways.
Log leaders JS Academy will face Challengers on Sunday while second placed Okahandja Beauties and Poly Babes clash on Saturday as the NFA Women’s Super League continues this weekend.
JS Academy who lead the league on 28 points from 11 matches should be far too strong for bottom of the log Challengers, who have been completely outclassed in the league so far.
They have not collected a single point, while they have only scored 5 goals and conceded a massive 145 goals in their 11 matches to date. The match is scheduled to start at the NFA Technical Centre at 10h00 on Sunday.
The Brave Warriors wrapped up their German tour with a 3-1 win over local side SV Herbern on Wednesday afternoon.
Attacking midfielder Petrus Shitembi of Rundu Chiefs scored two goals before halftime to give Namibia a comfortable lead going at the break.
Coach Bernard Kaanjuka rang the changes in the second half, and it paid off as substitute Hendrik Somaeb struck the third goal to seal their victory.
SV Habern scored a consolation goal late in the match.
The FNB Classic Clashes were launched for the fourth consecutive year in Windhoek on Wednesday morning.
The popular school sport competition has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2009, from an initial seven schools to 20 schools that will battle it out in rugby, soccer and netball matches over the next four months.
Speaking at the launch, Dixon Norval, the head of FNB Marketing and Corporate Communications said that FNB was proud of the competition which had become a sought after programme with most schools wishing to become involved.
Namibia finished a disappointing sixth out of nine nations at the Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region Youth Championships in Harare on Sunday.
South Africa dominated the championships with a total of 41 medals, consisting of 19 gold, 16 silver and 6 bronze medals.
Botswana came second with 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) while Zambia came third with 3 medals (2 gold, 1 bronze).
By Cherylin Zirimah
The Brave Warriors are confident ahead of their World Cup 2014 qualifier against Nigeria in Calabar on June 3.
Ronald Ketjijere, the captain of the Namibian side said the mood in the camp was high.
“The team is in great spirits and we are really looking forward to the match against Nigeria,” Ketjijere said.
The team is currently in camp in Kaiserrau, Germany and will leave for Nigeria on Thursday.
“It is great that we are in camp as a full team as it is helping us to become more of a unit,” Ketjijere added.
Barney Duddy won the Bank Windhoek 2012 Senior Golf Championship which took place at the Windhoek Country Club on May 25 and 26.
Duddy, who beat a total of 32 golfers to the prize, won the tournament with a total of 77 points.
Not only is he the overall champion but he is also first in the Over 70 category. He was followed by Gert Goosen in second place, while Johnny Adams came third. The over 80 champion was Wolfie Trossbach.
Brave Warriors attacking midfielder Rudolf Bester is a doubtful starter for Sunday’s World Cup qualifying match against Nigeria in Calabar.
Bester, who plays for South African Premier League champions Orlando Pirates, has been suffering from a thigh muscle injury and according to coach Bernard Kaanjuka it is doubtful whether he will play.
“Bester’s injury is serious. I don’t think he can play against Nigeria, but we will still wait and see,” he said.
Namibia automatically qualified for the World Youth Beach Volleyball Championships in July after none of the countries turned up for the African Championships which were due to start in Windhoek on Tuesday.
A total of seven countries were supposed to participate in the African Southern Zone Beach Volleyball Championships, namely the hosts Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar, Seychelles, Uganda and Gabon.
The National Sport Conference that was scheduled to take place next week has once again been postponed.
The Director of Sport in the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture Dr Vetumbuavi Veii told a press conference on Tuesday that the conference had been postponed because they had not informed the Namibian cabinet and therefore had not received its backing for the conference.