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Tjipekapora Herunga and Globine Mayova were in great form at the African Athletics Championships in Porto Novo, Benin on Saturday as both reached the final of the women’s 200m.
Herunga came third in the first heat of the semifinals in a time of 23,59, while Mayova came second in the second semifinal heat in 24,13.
Herunga’s time was the sixth fastest overall, while Mayova’s was the eighth fastest time which saw her grabbing the eighth and final spot.
Namibian boxing promoter Nestor Tobias has called on Namibian fans to come out in big numbers for the boxing bonanza on July 28, saying they will witness Namibian boxing at its best.
The bonanza which will be held at Ramatex, will see Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda fighting William Prado of Argentina in a WBO bantamweight world title eliminator, while Paulus “The Hitman” Moses will take on South Africa’s Cassius Baloyi in an international lightweight fight and Tyson Ushona will face another South African Isaac Hlatshwayo in an international welterweight fight.
A total of 19 Namibian athletes have qualified for the 2012 World Biathle Championships which will take place in Dubai, starting on November 3.
The athletes qualified at the South African 2012 Biathle Championships which recently took place in Bloemfontein.
Because biathle was new to Namibia, it was required to qualify for the World Championships at a sanctioned event held by an established national federation, hence the necessity to compete in South Africa.
Biathle is similar to triathlon but just consists of one swimming and two running legs, while excluding cycling.
All three of Namibia’s athletes who were in action on the second day of the African Athletics Championships failed to make the finals of their respective events.
After the shock disqualification of Tjipekapora Herunga in the women’s 400m on Wednesday, Globine Mayova, Hitjiverue Kaanjuka and Frank Puriza were all eliminated in the semifinals on Thursday.
Mayova narrowly missed out on a place in the final after coming third in her heat in a time of 11,91 seconds.
Black Africa sharp shooter Jerome Louis is our FNB Player of the Season after receiving the most votes from our panel of judges and the readers of Namibia Sport.
It was a tight race with Louis just pipping his Black Africa team mate Arnold Subeb to the title.
Louis received five votes, while Subeb received 4 votes, Bryan Bantam 2 votes, Hendrik Somaeb 1 vote, Richard Kavendji 1 vote and Edy Mangoumou 1 vote.
The NFA Under 15 Youth League is shaping up as Tura Magic, Nick Eleven, Ramblers and Cymot SKW will compete to become the first NFA Under 15 champions after they qualified to the Top Four League after the final qualification round that took place last weekend.
The top two teams of each stream (Zebra and Oryx) qualified for the 2012 Top Four League while the remaining teams will play each other in a B League.
In the Top Four League the teams will play each other twice (home and away) while the six B-League teams will play each other once.
Disaster struck for Namibia at the African Athletics Championships in Porto Novo, Benin when Tjipekapora Herunga was disqualified from the 400m.
Herunga was disqualified from Heat 5 of the 400m first round heats after jumping out of her blocks before the starting gun went off.
Namibia’s other three athletes - Globine Mayova, Hitjiverue Kaanjuka and Frank Puriza - who competed on Wednesday however all qualified for the semifinals of their respective events.
Brian Bantam, Heini Isaacks and Hendrik Somaeb have been named as the MTC Premiership Player of the Season finalists with the winner to be announced at the MTC Premiership Awards on Sunday evening.
The main sponsor of the Namibia Premier League, MTC, announced a total sponsorship of N$150 000 for the 2012 Premiership Awards which will be held at the Safari Hotel on Sunday evening.
There will be nine other awards up for grabs with a total prize money of N$150 000.
Wilbeforce Shihepo has challenged Harry Simon to a fight, saying his first round victory against Rueben Groenewald of South Africa last Saturday was a hoax.
Shihepo, who is currently the Interim WBO Africa Super Middleweight champion said he was not impressed by Simon’s performance and that he was over the hill.
“I’m very disappointed with this fight that Harry put up, it’s like I’m hurt. He’s trying to confuse the nation, but we, who love the sport can do better than that,” he said.
Okahandja Beauties took over at the top of the Women’s Super League log after a recent walkover victory against Unam Bokkies.
Bokkies could not field a full team since some players were missing due to exams but they could not get the match postponed and Beauties received the points.
Bokkies’ coach Onward Utete requested a postponement two days before the match but Jacky Gertze of the NFA Women’s informed him that the match could not be postponed.