Archive - Jun 2012 - Story
A Brave Gladiators squad of 25 players has been named to start preparing for friendly matches against a German student team that will visit Namibia in July.
The NFA Women’s Desk under head coach Jacqueline Shipanga released a list of 25 players who will report for camp on Friday, 22 June at the NFA Soccer House.
Namibia will participate at the Davis Cup for the first time in three years when a five-man team competes with six other countries in the African Zone 4 group in Tunisia next week.
The Namibian team last competed in 2009 in Group 3 but when they did not return the following year they were demoted to Group 4.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday evening, the president of the Namibia Tennis Association Bob Mould said that they were very pleased to be competing again and promised that they would remain in the prestigious competition.
Daniel Arries from Windhoek High School has signed a two-year contract with the Golden Lions Rugby Union. The contract will come into effect from 1 January 2013 and will secure Arries’ services until the end of 2014.
According to Arries’ agent Lu-Wayne Botes, Arries impressed the Lions scouts during his performances for WHS at the Easter Festival in Johannesburg and at last year’s Craven Week.
The Frank Fredericks Foundation (FFF) announced the 2012 recipients of the coveted FFF Scholarship at a media briefing at the Foundation’s offices on Wednesday. Five scholarships were awarded to talented young Namibian athletes, amounting to N$55 000 in total.
In addition, sports equipment to the value of N$10 000 has also been awarded to a deserving school in the Kunene region.
Fifty per cent of the scholarships will go towards the athletes’ academic expenses, while the remaining 50 per cent may be used for sports related expenses.
Newcomers King Kaluma Palace Volleyball Club (KKPVC), who participated in the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League for the first time last weekend, caused the biggest surprise of the day when they beat Unam 3-0.
Playing at the NDF Military Base in Grootfontein, KKPVC gave an outstanding performance which saw the students from Unam struggling to hit back, despite the continuous efforts of their spiker, Myriam Naanda.
Although their performance against Unam was excellent, KKPVC lost their match against Khomas Nampol Volleyball Club (KNVC), 3-0.
Namibian rugby coach Danie Vermeulen said he expected a tough match when Namibia take on South African Universities in Windhoek on Saturday afternoon.
The match will serve as preparation for Namibia ahead of their African qualifying matches for the 2015 World Cup in Madagascar in July, when Namibia will take on the host nation, Morocco and Senegal.
“They have selected a very good side and we are in for a tough match,” Vermeulen told Namibia Sport.
With the 2011/2012 done and dusted, the Namibia Football Association will be hosting the Northern Stream First Division play-offs at Tsumeb this weekend to determine who joins Namibia’s second tier football league for next season.
The matches will be played at the Oscar Norich Stadium and will see eight teams in action for only two qualifying spots.
Young Tops will represent Ohangwena region, King Fischer will represent Caprivi and Omusati will have Epupa Stars in the mix.
The FNB Classic Clashes got underway in Windhoek over the weekend with St Georges beating St Paul’s College 4-0 in soccer, while Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaat Skool (WAP) beat Moria Private School from Outjo 21-5 in rugby.
On Friday, a crowd of about 300 fans packed the Ramblers stadium for the annual contest between St Georges and St Paul’s College, encouraging their teams throughout the encounter with constant singing and chanting.
Uveni Kuukongelwa of Nampol Athletics Club won the first leg of the Old Mutual Victory Races in Keetmanshoop on Saturday.
Kuukongelwa covered the 21,1km course in a time of 1:08:13 to finish well ahead of Paulus Iyambo of the NDF who came second in 1:08:30 and another NDF athlete, Simon Shipingana who came third in 1:08:44.
It was the first time that the 29-year-old Kuukongelwa had won a major marathon in Namibia and he was understandably proud of his performance.
Namibian rugby coach Danie Vermeulen has named a 22-man squad to take on South Africa Universities in a friendly match in Windhoek on Saturday, June 23.
The team will be captained by Wasps flanker Tinus du Plessis and includes six foreign-based players.
They are Leopards winger Danie Dames, left wing Chrysander Botha of the University of Johannesburg, flyhalf theuns Kotze, who represented South Western Districts in the Vodacom Cup this season, lock Henk Franken and fullback Lean Stoop who both play for Hamiltons in Cape Town.