Namibian long jumper Stephan Louw failed to qualify for the finals at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany on Thursday. Competing in Group A of the first qualifying round, Louw finished 14th out of 23 athletes with a best effort of 7,74 metres.
Louw overstepped with his first jump and then cleared 7,74m and 7,69m with his next two efforts.
This was well outside the Namibian record of 8,24m that he set in Germiston, South Africa in January 2008. It was also outside his season’s best distance of 7,95m which he set in Praha, in the Czech Republic on June 8.
The Brave Warriors’ search for an international opponent has finally been solved after the NFA announced on Thursday that Namibia would play Swaziland in a friendly match in Windhoek on Saturday, September 5.
Brave Warriors team manager Tim Isaacs told Namibia Sport that the NFA had sent their counterparts in Swaziland an invitation for the match which they had accepted.
Four FNB-sponsored NPL clubs - FNB Oshakati City, Eleven Arrows, WesBank Tigers and Black Africa launched the first-ever FNB Pre-season Football Expo at the Khomasdal Stadium on Wednesday. The FNB Pre-Season Football Expo is slated to take place over one weekend on Saturday 29 August and Sunday, 30 August at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
According to a press release by FNB Namibia, the four clubs went into a draw which was determined as follows:
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will host the FIFA Win in Africa with Africa-Club Management Course in Windhoek from 5 to 10 October 2009.
According to a press release issued by the NFA secretariat, the six-day course will be attended by chairpersons, managers as well as coaches/technical directors, marketing and communication specialists (for specific topics) from clubs of the Namibia Premier League.
Other local participants will consist of the NFA’s representatives.