Athletics coach and sport consultant Quinton Steele Botes has warned that Namibia’s top junior athletes will not be able to compete at the World Youth Championships in Italy in June if the current standstill in Athletics Namibia is not resolved soon.
Six junior Namibian athletes have qualified to compete at the World Youth Championships, but with no official national body in place at the moment, no recognised body currently exists that can sanction there participation at international events.
Cup fever takes centre stage this weekend as the last eight teams in the Cell One NFA Cup competition battle it out in quarterfinal matches in Windhoek and Walvis Bay. At the coast, Blue Waters take on Ramblers, while Eleven Arrows take on first division side New Castle United. At Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, SKW take on first division side Bingo, while African Stars take on Orlando Pirates in the highlight of the weekend.
The chairman of the Namibia Premier League Hendrik Dawids announced his resignation with immediate effect on Thursday. Dawids could not be reached on his cell phone, but the chairman of the NPL management committee Mabos Vries confirmed that Dawids had resigned.
“Dawids informed me by email that he had resigned with immediate effect due to a heavy workload,” Vries told Namibia Sport.
“We will now call an urgent management committee meeting with the Board of Governors to chart the way forward,” Vries said.
MTC on Thursday donated N$30 000 to Cricket Namibia to contribute towards the hosting of the Namibian leg of this year’s ICC Centenary Celebrations. The ICC Centenary year consists of a global celebration with events taking place around the world to highlight the game of cricket.
The Brave Warriors’ proposed friendly match against Egypt in Cairo on May 26 is off.
The manager of the Brave Warriors, Tim Isaacs told Namibia Sport that he had received confirmation from the Egyptian Football Association on Wednesday that the match had been cancelled.
“I received confirmation today that the match is off. Egypt have instead opted to play a friendly against some country in the Middle East on May 31,” he said.
Isaacs said he did not know why Egypt had changed its mind, after they had initially agreed to play Namibia on May 26.