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Rundu Chiefs are determined to finish the season on a high as they host Orlando Pirates in the 2013 Bidvest Namibia Cup quarterfinals at the Rundu Stadium on Saturday.
The Premiership side are finding it too hard to survive the drop back to the Northern Stream First Division and have only three matches to determine their destiny but according to their young goalkeeper and captain Edward Maova, Chiefs’ survival drive will start against Pirates on Saturday.
Namibia’s national Sevens Rugby team left for Kenya on Wednesday to compete in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Africa Cup Sevens tournament over the weekend.
The competition will feature 12 teams in total, including two teams from Kenya as well as the national teams of Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria, Madagascar, Morocco, Zimbabwe and Tunisia.
The competition will consist of three pools, with Namibia drawn in Pool B along with Tunisia, Zambia and Kenya B.
Abmerk Shindjuu will take on Isaac Quaye of Ghana in a Commonwealth title eliminator in Ghana, Accra on Friday, 26 April.
The fight will be the main bout at the Accra sports stadium.
Shindjuu left Namibia on will leave the country on Wednesday along with one of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Academy coaches, Joseph Anhindi.
“Shindjuu is ready for the fight and we believe he will win the fight. They will return on the 28th April 2013 to Namibia,” said Nestor Tobias.
South Africa maintained their lead after winning both the morning Foursomes and the afternoon Fourballs at the 2013 Zone VI Amateur Golf Tournament.
South Africa finished joint first with Zimbabwe in the morning Foursomes on 4 points, followed by Namibia, Botswana and Malawi on two points each.
South Africa won the afternoon Fourballs on 3,5 points, followed by Swaziland and Zimbabwe on 3 points and Namibia on 2,5 points.
The morning and afternoon results are attached.
Namibia won the T20 Four Nations trophy on Wednesday after beating Kenya by five wickets off the last ball of the match.
In a thrilling finish Namibia needed 15 runs off the final over and a big six by captain Sarel Burger helped them reach the total.
Kenya had earlier posted a formidable total of 187 for 5 with all their top order batsmen weighing in with good contributions.
Tanmay Mishra top scored with 68 from 53 balls while Alex Obanda scored 30, Morris Ouma 29 and Collins Obuya 28.
Namibia’s return to the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy stage in northern Chile next month has created something of a frenzy in the East African nation according to head coach Jood Opperman.
“There has been a lot of media interest, so much that I had to ask journalists to ease off on the players as we build up to travel to Chile,” admitted Opperman, who was a prop in Namibia’s first Rugby World Cup match back in 1999.
The 2013 Zone Six Golf Tournament got underway at the Windhoek Country Club on Tuesday morning as nine countries took to the greens in perfect sunny conditions.
It is the third time since Independence in 1990 that Namibia will host the tournament, with the previous events taking place in 1994 and 2004.
This year eight Zone 6 countries are competing, as well as a Zone 5 country, Kenya, which has also been invited to participate in the tournament.
The other countries are Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana and Swaziland.
Mighty Gunners striker Harold Ochurub moved four goals clear at the top of the Goalscorers Log after Round 19 last weekend.
Ochurub was once again on target over the weekend, scoring both Gunners’ goals in their 4-2 defeat to African Stars.
Despite Ochurub’s fine form, Gunners are struggling in second last position on the log and are in danger of being relegated.
Ramblers striker Heinrich Kazerua and African Stars midfielder Bradley Wermann share second spot on 8 goals each.
There were no surprises in the second round of the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League held on Saturday, 20 April, at the SKW Sport fields.
SKW 2 still leads in the Bank Windhoek National A League, while Cohen FC 3 remains in control of the Bank Windhoek National B League.
Without their inspirational captain and spiker, Michael Baas, SKW 2 was under pressure to produce a good performance to maintain their lead in the National A League.
Namibia reached the final of the T20 Four Nations competition when they beat Kenya by eight wickets in their final group match on Tuesday.
Raymond van Schoor (67 not out) and LP van der Westhuizen (62) were Namibia’s heroes as they shared a 124-run second wicket partnership to steer Namibia towards a nailbiting victory with three balls remaining.
Kenya had earlier reached a big total of 190 for five wickets off their 20 overs, as most of their batsmen weighed in with valuable contributions.