Archive - May 2012 - Story
MTC on Tuesday announced that it was resuming its sponsorship agreement with the Namibia Rugby Union and announced a financial commitment of N$2,5 million for the 2012 season.
The announcement follows weeks of uncertainty after MTC had earlier suspended its sponsorship following the resignation of the former NRU excom after the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC) women’s team kept their unbeaten record in the Bank Windhoek Volleyball National League 2012 after beating DTS 3-0 at the Patrick Iyambo Police College last weekend.
So far, KNVC have only lost one set to all their opponents since the start of the league at the end of April.
DTS put up a fight in the first set before KNVC took it 25-23, but KVNC stepped up a gear to comfortably win the next two sets 25-19, 25-16.
Namibian Olympiad Gaby Ahrens excelled by finishing third overall at the South African Olympic Trap Championships in Cape Town over the weekend.
Ahrens was the only female amongst 22 competitors at the SA Championships but she showed her male competitors a thing or two as she went on to win the bronze medal.
South African champion Richard Thompson won the gold medal while compatriot Erik de Wet won the silver medal. competing at the
Ahrens was happy with her performance, saying that her preparation was on track for the Olympic Games.
The 2012 Paralympic Games will take place in 100 days time. To mark the event, the British High Commission in Namibia issued the following press release:
In 100 days’ time, the most watched, most accessible and most integrated Paralympics of all time will begin in London.
This is the second time the UK will have hosted the Paralympics, and our country is now recognised as having started the Paralympic movement.
Unam and DTS were comfortable winners of the Telecom Indoor Hockey Men and Women’s Premier League titles after the league came to an end on Saturday.
Unam won the men’s title with 24 points, finishing well clear of second placed Windhoek Old Boys (19 points) and third placed DTS (17 points).
Unam brushed aside all opposition and already won the title with three matches to go. With the title already assured, they suffered their first defeat of the season going down 7-6 to Wanderers last Thursday, while DTS held them to a 3-3 draw the next day.
The Brave Warriors departed for Germany on Monday without the injured pair of Manfred Starke and Henrico Botes.
According to the Brave Warriors Team Manager Cyril Tim Isaacs, midfielder Manfred Starke and striker Henrico Botes withdrew from the squad due to injuries.
“They are out injured, but Henrico will join the team for the Kenya match at home on June 9”, Isaacs says.
All 18 coaches who attended the CAF/NFA B License coaching course made the grade after the evaluation by CAF recently.
The 18 coaches attended a three-week CAF/NFA B-license coaching course at Soccer House, Windhoek and according to the report cards from CAF, all eighteen scored above the pass rate of 60 percent.
Namibia Football Association Technical Director Klaus Stark said the 18 coaches, all graduates from the Introductory Coaching and C-License Coaching courses, were confirmed by CAF to have passed and will be receiving their certificates soon.
Athletics Namibia has selected a team of 13 athletes to represent the country at the Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region Youth Championships which take place in Harare, Zimbabwe on May 27.
All the athletes represented Namibia at the recent Cossasa Athletics Championships in Gaborone, Botswana, where Namibia won the event with a total of 58 medals.
Christien Kruger, who won the award for the top girls Under 17 athlete and Israel Tjiramba who won the award for the top male Under 17 athlete in Gaborone, are both in the team.
Eleven Arrows retained their Premiership status after beating United Stars 2-0 at the Kuisebmund Stadium on Saturday.
Peter Ngwenya gave them the lead just before halftime when he slammed in a loose ball in a goalmouth scramble.
Enrico Hoebeb sealed their victory with a great individual goal midway through the second half when he beat three defenders on a solo run.
United Stars’ defeat saw them finishing second last on the log, to be relegated along with Hotspurs to the first division.
Former Brave Warriors captain Quinton Jacobs has just completed a very successful season in India where he helped his team Sikkim United gain promotion to the Indian Premier League, while he also signed up with one of India’s top clubs, Salgocar.
Jacobs played a starring role for Sikkim United both as a leader and a goal scorer. He was appointed captain of the team and playing in his favoured attacking midfield role, he went on to score 11 goals in 19 matches.