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Paulus “Hitman” Moses retained his WBO International Lightweight title with a unanimous points victory over Jeremias Castillo of Argentina in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It was a great performance by Moses who dominated the 12-round fight from the start to win comfortably on points, with the three judges scoring the fight 120-107, 120-107, 119-108 in his favour.
After a cagey start, Moses picked up the tempo with some quick combinations in the second round as his fans started chanting his name.
Bradley Wermann scored a hattrick as African Stars went back to the top of the log after beating Eleven Arrows 3-1 in Walvis Bay on Saturday.
Wermann opened the scoring after only four minutes when he headed in from a freekick and 10 minutes later it was 2-0 when he volleyed in from close range.
Arrows pulled a goal back by Abed Namukwambi when he scored with a direct corner kick on 35m, but Wermann completed his hattrick when he scored on 67m after being put clear by Riaan Cloete.
The victory puts Stars on 21 points from nine matches - one point above Black Africa.
Namibia went to the top of Group B in the Men’s U17 football competition at the Zone VI Games in Zambia after beating Swaziland 1-0 on Saturday.
Substitute Oaseuako Katjiukua scored the only goal of the game as Namibia moved to the top of the log with four points from two matches, after they drew their opening encounter 0-0 against Angola.
In the other Group B match on Saturday, Lesotho beat Angola 2-0, with Tumelo Khutlang scoring both goals.
Namibia finished third overall at the Nations Cup Netball Tournament in Singapore after beating Sri Lanka 76-70 in the third place playoff on Saturday.
In their group match on Wednesday, Sri Lanka came out on top 69-65 but it was a reversal of fortunes on Saturday with the Africans securing their highest finish at the Nations Cup so far after a 70-76 win.
Sri Lanka took the first quarter by two goals (19-17) as they played their usual attacking style, picking out Tharjini Sivalingam in the circle each time.
Hosts Zambia got their campaign in the men’s Under-17 football competition at the Zone VI Games off to the perfect start on Friday with a 2-0 win over Botswana in their Group A clash.
Boyd Mkandawire put the home side 1-0 up on 27 minutes, before Chibuye Mulilo added a second a minute before halftime. There were no goals in the second period, but it was a satisfactory start for the home team.
In the other game in Group A on Friday, South Africa also made a promising start as they beat Malawi 4-0. Shakes Mahasba’s side led 2-0 at the break and were always in control of the game.
It was do or die for four of the six teams at the Nations Cup in Singapore today as they battled for the second spot in the grand final tomorrow after Tanzania claimed their place on Wednesday.
Malaysia, Namibia, Singapore and Sri Lanka all started the day with two wins and tied on four points.
Each team will play again tomorrow to determine the final places for the 2012 competition with important world ranking points on offer.
Tanzania 48 Namibia 43
The Women’s Under-20 football tournament at the 2012 Zone VI Games gets underway this Friday in Lusaka, Zambia.
The football competitions at the Zone VI Games will be run by the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA), who will bring their expertise to the event and count this as their regional champion ship in this age-group for 2012.
The women’s Under-20 tournament will be contested between hosts Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia, with each team facing the other in a round-robin format.
African Stars have a great chance to regain the lead in the Namibia Premier League when they take on Eleven Arrows at the Narraville Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
With Tigers holding log leaders Black Africa to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night, Stars are now just two points behind BA and a victory on Saturday will put them back on top of the log.
Stars’ coach Ali Akan said he was optimistic of a good result.
“We are motivated and I am optimistic that we can get a good result against Arrows,” he said.
More than 200 athletes have registered to take part in the first leg of the Bank Windhoek Grand Prix Series scheduled to take place at the Oshakati Stadium on Saturday, December 8.
This shows a 25 per cent increase in participation of the same leg held in the 2011/2012 season.
In addition, the competition marks the start of the Track and Field season for athletics and will have a total of just over N$45 000 in prize money.
Darren Strauss became the 2012 Windhoek Open Junior table tennis champion when he beat Jakob Machleidt in a close five-setter in Windhoek recently.
The Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA) hosted the junior division of the annual Windhoek Open Junior Championships at the Deutsche Höhere Privat Schule.
The early rounds of boys and girls singles matches of the knock-out format tournament started at 9:30 in the morning and was concluded with the prize giving at 13:00 that afternoon.