Archive - May 2012 - Story
The 2011/12 Namibia Premier League comes to a close on Saturday when the final round of matches will be held. With Black Africa already having won the league, the focus will shift to the Kuisebmund Stadium in Walvis Bay where Eleven Arrows take on United Stars in a do or die match that will determine who will be relegated.
Arrows and United Stars are level on 17 points each although Arrows have a better goal advantage by four goals.
Namibia’s speed queens Tjipekapora Herunga and Globine Mayova are confident of reaching even faster times this year as they prepare for more international events coming up this year.
Their coach Letu Hamhola said he hoped to send them to international athletics meetings in Europe, depending on finances, but they will definitely both be in action at the Africa Athletics Championships which take place in Benin from June 27 to July 1.
Herunga and Mayova have been in fantastic form at the South African Yellow Pages Series over the past two months, breaking number of records.
The 2012 FIFA Football Seminar that was scheduled for 19 May in Windhoek has been postponed due unforeseen circumstances.
The Seminar was set to bring several women football experts from the Eastern and Southern Africa regions as well as FIFA delegates to Windhoek for a period of three days.
Namibia also hosted a similar seminar before in 2006 which led to widespread recognition.
The Namibia National Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced a further sponsorship of N$400 000 for Namibia’s athletes that have qualified for the Olympic Games.
The international federations of athletics, boxing, cycling and wrestling confirmed the qualification of boxers Mujandja Kasuto and Jonas Mattheus, mountain biker Marc Bassingthwaighte, athlete Tjipekapora Herunga and wrestler Sem Shilimela.
Old Mutual recently launched the annual Old Mutual Far North Championships in Ongwediva.
It is the ninth consecutive year that the championships will be held, while Old Mutual has contributed a total of N$1 271 400 during that time for the promotion and organisation of the event.
The total sponsorship for 2012 amounts to N$227 000.
In partnering with the Ministry of Youth, National Service and Culture and Schoemans, prize winners will be awarded with a photocopier machine to the value of N$15 000 including cash prizes, trophies and medals.
Unam and DTS look set to win the Men and Women’s Telecom Premier League Indoor Hockey titles respectively when the league comes to a close this weekend.
Although a number of matches still have to be completed due to a congested fixture list, both teams are still unbeaten and are the favourites to win the respective titles.
In the Men’s Premier League Unam retained their unbeaten status with a 7-5 victory against Wanderers on Saturday, after leading 3-2 at halftime.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super League will resume on 26 May with Rounds 3 and 4 of the championships.
JS Academy currently lead the log with 25 points, followed by Okahandja Beauties on 24, while Poly Babes are third on 21 points.
During the mid-season break, Beauties acquired the services of right winger Thomalina Adams, who has returned after spending a season with Germania F.C. in Germany.
Namibia dominated the Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa (Cossasa) Athletics Youth Championships in Gaberone, Botswana over the weekend, winning a total of 58 medals. Zimbabwe came second with 31 medals while Zambia came third with 22 medals.
The Namibian team of 56 athletes brought home 58 medals in total, consisting of 23 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze medals. Zimbabwe won 7 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals and Zambia 7 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals.
The Top Goalscorer of the Season award is set for an exciting climax with several players still in the running for the N$15 000 prize.
Black Africa striker Jerome Louis leads the pack with 11 goals, but Richard Kavendji of Hotspurs and Harold Ochurub of Mighty Gunners are breathing down his neck on 10 goals each.
Civics striker Costa Khaiseb is also still in with a chance on 9 goals, while Ramblers midfielder Emilio Martin is on 8 goals.
Wanderers and United moved to the top of the Rugby Premier League log after away victories against beating Rehoboth and Kudus respectively on Saturday.
Wanderers beat the former log leaders Rehoboth 32-26 in an exciting match that saw the lead change several times before Wanderers hooker Adrian Engelbrecht scored the winning try three minutes from time.
Wanderers seemed to be heading for a comfortable victory when they streaked into a 17-5 lead at halftime after tries by prop Schalk Bergh and scrumhalf Eugene Lofty Eaton, while Haico Prinsloo added two conversions and a penalty.