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FNB Namibia launched the sixth FNB Classic Clashes at St. Paul’s College in Windhoek on Wednesday.
FNB Namibia has been the title sponsor since the introduction of the event in 2008 and the participating schools have grown from the initial 14 to 42 with even more schools wishing to participate in 2013.
At the official launch Ian Leyenaar, CEO of FNB Namibia said:
The NDF women’s team won all its matches at last weekend’s games of the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball Women’s League at the DTS Hall in Windhoek.
The soldiers justified their position as the favourites to win the league by beating SKW 3:1 and Revivals VC (RVC) 3:0.
NDF coach, Joel Matheus sounded confident of winning the league.
Namibia’s national men’s tennis team recently competed at the Davis Cup Africa Group III tournament in Egypt where they came seventh overall out of 13 competing nations.
The tournament took place at the Smash Tennis Academy in Cairo where the Namibian team of Tuki Jacobs, Henco Serdyn, Deon van Dyk and Michau Basson competed in Pool C against Madagascar and Rwanda.
Namibia comfortably won their opening match 3-0 against Rwanda on May 15.
Henco Serdyn beat Dieu Donne Habiyambere 6-3, 6-3, while Tuki Jacobs beat Jean Claude Gasigwa 6-1, 6-3.
Namibia’s women’s tennis team came joint 11th out of 13 nations in the Europe / Africa Group III category of the Federations Cup.
The competition took place in Chisinau, Moldova from May 6 to 11.
The Namibian team of Riekie Honiball and Liniques Theron competed in Pool B where they lost both their matches 3-0 against Morocco and Denmark.
Namibia were comprehensively beaten by Denmark on May 8, with Maria Jespersen beating Theron 6-4, 6-2, while Mai Grage beat Honiball 6-0, 6-0.
Honiball and Theron lost their doubles match 6-0, 6-0 against Grage and Malou Edjesgaard.
Heinrich Kohne notched up his second victory in the KIA Rock and Rut Mountain Bike Cross Country series when he won the second leg in Windhoek on Saturday.
Kohne led from the start to complete the five-lap 6,9km course in one hour 32 minutes 25 seconds, to finish more than four minutes ahead of Gerhard Mans who came second in 1:36:58.
Michael Pretorius, who won the Junior category, came third overall in 1:39:26, while Charl Fouche was the third-placed elite rider in 1:39:30.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) joins in the celebration of the African Union (AU) 50th Jubilee Celebration this weekend as they host Zambia with two international matches at the famous Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The African continent is celebrating 50 years of the OAU/AU’s formation and during this year’s Africa Day celebration, the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture was nominated to chair the Cultural and Sports events.
Brave Warriors coach Roger Palmgren said Namibia’s players’ fitness levels were a disgrace when he announced the squad that will play Zambia in a friendly match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Palmgren said the fitness levels of the players needed to improve drastically.
“The players underwent a fitness test (by a biokineticist) at the end of March and the results were a disgrace. The fitness levels were not good enough and we will have to work on that,” he said.
There was a surprise winner at the Coastal Indoor Classic, Namibia’s only indoor fistball tournament on Saturday as the Under 18 national team unexpectedly took home the trophy at the event held at the SFC Sport complex in Swakopmund.
A total of nine teams from around the country participated in the tournament including teams from Atlantis SC in Walvis Bay, the SFC Sport Club, SKW, DTS, Cohen FC and two teams of the U18 national squad.
In a tightly contested final the reigning tournament champions and favourites for the event SKW took on the U18 national team.
Equatorial Guinea has been named as the replacement for Tanzania in the COSAFA Cup Zambia 2013 field after the latter were forced to withdraw.
The Taifa Stars became ineligible for the tournament as it clashed with a revised date for their African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Uganda in July.
The East African nation was set to make their second visit to the Southern African regional championship that runs from July 6-20 after appearing in the inaugural tournament in 1997.
Rundu Chiefs’ Edward Maova is excited about linking up with Namibia’s senior soccer team, ahead of the Brave Warriors friendly match against Zambia on Saturday.
The match will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium and will form part of the African Union’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Maova, who led the Otjozondjupa region to the 2013 Namibia Newspaper Cup title, has been a sensation for Rundu Chiefs this year and said he was looking forward to the experience.