Archive - Aug 2012 - Story
The battle for a place in the MTC Rugby Premier League final will be wide open when the country’s top four teams play off in the semifinals at the Hage Geingob National Rugby Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The defending champions Reho Falcon take on Western Suburbs in the first semifinal at 16h50, while United take on Rehoboth in the second semifinal at 18h30.
When these teams met during the league competition, nothing much separated them, with the winner on each occasion being determined by a single point.
Namibia’s Paralympic team is ready for the London Paralympic Games after spending the past three weeks preparing in Knowsley, Liverpool.
According to the Team leader Penandino Kandjii the team had excellent training facilities in Knowsley, Liverpool, where they trained for two weeks until August 25 when they booked in at the Paralympic Village in London.
“The team has been kept in good shape by our two coaches Michael Hamukwaya and Barbra Fernandez and the Namibian team members are cooperating,” she said.
The poor lighting at the Sam Nujoma Stadium will hopefully be a thing of the past soon after the Namibia Premier League and the City of Windhoek entered negotiations to rectify the situation.
The floodlights at the stadium have gradually worsened since the beginning of the year after several fuses blew, and towards the end of last season, the evening matches were taking place in semi-darkness. The situation has not changed and last weekend’s friendly matches once again were barely visible.
Namibia beat Kenya 39-11 at the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) U19 Championships in Harare on Wednesday, to remain on track for a place at the 2013 Junior World Trophy in Chile next year.
Namibia dominated the match against Kenya from the start, scoring a total of six tries to complete an emphatic victory.
Namibian flyhalf Deslee Beukes had a great game, scoring a try, four conversions and two penalties for a personal haul of 14 points.
Alexa Rack and her horse Capital Casarey were the winners of Class A at the FEI World Jumping Challenge which took place at the Gymkhana Club in Windhoek over the weekend.
Rack had a great weekend, producing three clear rounds and seemed to be heading for a faultless display. But in an agonising finish, Capital Casarey knocked over the final obstacle of the fourth and final round on Monday, with the result that she finished with a total of four faults and a total time of 126,29 seconds.
Three Namibian archers have been selected to represent the country at the 2012 World Field Archery Championships which take place in Argentina at the end of October and beginning of November.
Following a rigorous selection process, Beanta Viviers, Rene Chamberlain and Ruan van Staden were selected fro their consistent performances throughout the year.
All three achieved the strict minimum scores as set by the Archery Association of Namibia at least five times during the past 12 months.
Namibia’s Under 17 soccer team finished second in a Four Nation U17 tournament in Botswana after losing 1-0 to the hosts in the final, with virtually the last kick of the game.
According to head coach of the national U17 team Christy Guruseb, Namibia’s youngsters matched their Botswana counterparts well in the game but in the three additional minutes added by the referee, Botswana won a free kick from which they scored and what followed was the final whistle to the game.
Football leaders from southern Africa described FIFA’s Integrity in Sport workshop in Johannesburg at the weekend, which was conducted in co-operation with Interpol as a “wonderful opportunity to learn”.
Eight football associations from the region spent two productive days discussing methods of tackling match fixing and corruption in football, resolving at the end to strengthen their preventative measures and engage governments to enact better legislation to deal with the issues.
A total of 12 Namibian short course records were established at the third short course gala of the season in Oranjemund on August 11.
Kiara Schatz and Lushano Lamprecht, both of NSA, both set four new records, while Zanre Oberholzer set two and Toni Roth and Kiah Borg one record each.
The 13-year-old Schatz gave a great performance in the Women’s 200m Butterfly to set a new national Open record as well as a 13/14 year old age group record of 2:33:62.
She also set 13/14 age group records in the 100m Butterfly of 1:09,72 and the 200m Freestyle of 2:14,88.
Black Africa and Botswana Police played to an uneventful goalless draw at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday evening.
Chances were few and far between as most of the play took place in the centre of the park but neither team looked likely to score.
Botswana had the early possession but could not make much of an impact against BA’s defence which was well-marshalled by Da Costa Angula.
Botswana sprang to life midway through the first half when they had two good chances in quick succession.