Archive - Jul 2012 - Story
In last weekend’s windy conditions, SKW 1 and Cohen FC 3 won all their games during the fourth round of the Bank Windhoek Fistball Championship to stay top of the National A and National B leagues respectively.
The two Windhoek based sides are the first teams to qualify for their leagues’ championship final due to be held in September.
Defending champions, SKW 1, had a comfortable day winning their matches against SFC 1 and CFC 1 with ease, 4-1 and 4-0 respectively.
South Africa has found the going tough in the hockey competition at the Olympic Games, with both their men and women’s teams losing their opening matches.
The men suffered a comprehensive 6-0 defeat against world champions Australia on Monday, while the women lost 7-1 to Argentina on Sunday and 4-1 to New Zealand on Tuesday to go bottom of the log in Pool B.
In the men’s competition, Australia and the hosts Great Britain went to the top of Pool A, while South Korea and the Netherlands recorded victories to go to the top of Pool B.
Barely a month after his appointment as new head coach of Tanzanian football giant Young Africans, Tom Saintfiet has steered his side to winning the first trophy.
As defending champions the Belgian`s team nicknamed Yanga retained their Cecafa Club Cup crown after beating debutants Azam 2-0 in the final on Saturday in Dar es Salaam.
Hamis Kiiza scored just before half-time before Said Bahanuzi added another in stoppage time to delight over 30,000 fans inside the National Stadium.
Great Britain and Senegal remained unbeaten and on course to qualify for the knockout phase of the soccer competition at the Olympic Games, after both recorded victories on Sunday evening.
Great Britain took on the United Arab Emirates and the stadium was packed with more than 85 000 people turning up in full force.
The home team did not disappoint as they beat the UAE 3-1.
Mujandjae Kasuto’s first round victory at the Olympic Games has inspired Namibia’s small team of athletes as they prepare for their upcoming events.
Kasuto gave a great display of skill and determination to beat Sobirdzhon Nazarov of Tajikistan 11-8 on points and according to team manager Joan Smit his victory had a positive effect on Namibia’s other athletes who are hard at work preparing for their events.
Paulus Ambunda has taken another step towards a world championship fight when he convincingly beat Brazilian William Prado in the early hours of Sunday morning at the Ramatex Factory west of Khomasdal.
In between the fights, the ecstatic fans partied the night away to the music of Stefan Ludik, Nakale Ya Nakale, The Dogg, Tequila and Namibian Music Awards winner Linda.
About 5 000 spectators turned up for the boxing bonanza and showed their love for the sport, as it was not before 2h34 on Sunday morning that “The Rock” entered the ring for the main bout.
Mujandjae Kasuto got off to a great start at the Olympic Games on Saturday when he won his first fight in the 75kg middleweight category 11-8 on points against Sobirdzhon Nazarov of Tajikistan on Saturday.
The boxers were tied at 3-3 at the end of the first round but Kasuto stepped up the tempo as the fight progressed to take a 7-6 lead by the end of the second round.
In the third round, Kasuto kept up the pressure with a flurry of combinations to take the round 4-2 and win the fight 11-8.
Dan Craven’s Olympic dreams ended in tatters when he crashed out of the men’s Road Race on Saturday.
The incident happened after about 80km of the 250km race when a crash happened in front of Craven and although he was able to avoid full contact, he still ended up in the melee and was pulled down.
Craven’s bicycle got entangled with that of Italian rider Luca Paolini, who’se handle bar got stuck in Craven’s front wheel and by the time it got untangled Craven was far behind the leaders.
Namibia´s top three boxers will all be in action tomorrow night at the Ramatex Factory west of Khomasdal to stage one of Namibia´s biggest sporting events of the year.
In the main bout of the bonanza, Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda will fight the Brazilian William Prado in a WBA/WBO bantamweight world title eliminator.
At a public workout in front of the Pick n` Pay shop in Wernhill Park on Wednesday morning, Prado said that he is going to show what Brazil has to offer in the ring.
Kristoff Shaanika and Beata Naigambo won the third leg of Old Mutual Victory Races in Oshakati last weekend.
Shaanika won the Elite Men’s 21km category in a time of 1:03:04, with Simon Shipingana following closely behind in 1:03:10 and Robert Kaxuxwena coming third in 1:03:15.
Naigambo used the event as a final warmup before she leaves for the Olympic Games this weekend and was a comfortable winner of the women’s Elite category. She completed the 21km event in 1:08:29, finishing well ahead of Lavinia Haitope (1:12:08) and Sofia Nambabi (1:14:25).