Archive - May 2012 - Story
Black Africa continue their quest to remain unbeaten this season when they take on Ramblers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday evening.
Having already won the league, BA are now aiming to become the first Namibian team to finish the league unbeaten. They have three matches left and should not encounter too much difficulty against Ramblers, who have had a poor season and are currently ninth on the log.
The relegation battle is still wide open with Eleven Arrows and Hotspurs both on 14 points and United Stars on 13 points, fighting it out to avoid the drop.
Mujandjae Kasuto became the only Namibian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games when he progressed to the semifinals at the African Olympic qualifiers in Casablanca, Morocco on Wednesday evening.
Fighting in the 75kg middleweight category, Kasuto narrowly defeated Hassane Chagtmi of Tunisia 16-15 on points in their quarterfinal encounter.
According to the judges’ scorecard, Kasuto won the first round 5-2 and Chagtmi won the second round 7-5, while the third round was drawn 6-6, to give Kasuto a narrow points win.
African Stars spokesman and board member Beau Kauta on Wednesday announced that they had parted ways with coach Bobby Samaria by mutual consent after a meeting on Monday.
“We have parted ways with Bobby Samaria by mutual consent. There is no issue of being fired or having resigned, we just took a decision in the best interests of the club and decided to move forward,” he said.
Kauta expressed his appreciation for Samaria’s services and wished him well for the future.
Tura Magic and Rundu Chiefs look well set to gain promotion to the Namibia Premier League after both extended their leads in the Southern and Northern Stream First Divisions respectively over the weekend.
Tura Magic won both their matches in the Southern Stream First Division, beating Unam 7-0 on Saturday and Windhoek United 2-0 on Sunday.
Tura Magic now comfortably lead the log with 46 points from 19 matches and are eight points ahead of second placed Monitronic College.
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.