Archive - May 1, 2012 - Story
Namibia’s wrestlers achieved their best results at the South African Wrestling Championships in recent years, winning a total of 14 medals consisting of seven gold, four silver and three bronze medals.
On April 27, a Namibian team of 10 wrestlers won six gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the SA Youth Championships in Cape Town.
Ingo Hokwana, Jason Afrikaner and Lukas Thomas won gold medals in the Junior category; Colin Tjikungu won gold in the U15 category; and Romeo Goliath and Marcelino Jaars won gold medals in the Under 13 category.
After completing all regional trials, the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) did not waste any time to select their preliminary U20 national squads.
In a three day clinic at Augustineum Secondary School in Windhoek, 40 girls and boys from all over Namibia had to undergo a tight schedule.
Following athletic tests, ball handling tests, shooting contests, 1-1-contests, 3-3 and 5-5 games the NBF selected its two preliminary squads for the Zone VI U20 Youth Games in Zambia in December.
Namibia’s national Under 20 soccer side will leave for Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday for their second leg match of the 18th African Youth Championship on Saturday.
The Young Namibians lost 2-0 at home about two weeks ago and will have it all to do when they visit Rwanda who will be enjoying home-ground advantage.
According to coach Ricardo Mannetti, the team will have a different approach to the game in Kigali as the stakes will be much higher.
“We made it difficult for ourselves at home losing 2-0 and now we have to go there and make sure we get something out of the fixture.