The Namibia Premier League is once again in full swing and defending champions Black Africa have started off in great style. After five matches they were still unbeaten and streaked into the lead after beating traditional rivals African Stars 1-0 on October 15.
BA’s early season success has been built around a rock solid defence and an exciting array of attacking players such as Marco van Wyk, Bryan Bantam, Jerome Louis and new signings Eslin Kamuhanga and Klaas Blom.
Last season’s NPL Player of the Season Bradley Wermann has not even played yet due to injury, but such is BA’s depth and quality that he has hardly been missed.
One of their players that has made a big impact so far is young winger Willy Stephanus who has been terrorising opposing defences with his sublime dribbling skills and swift attacks down the right wing.
Stephanus comes from a family steeped in Namibian footballing folklore, with former Brave Warriors and Black Africa legend Lolo Goraseb being an elder brother, while former Orlando Pirates star Steve Stephanus is his father. Coming from such a prominent footballing background, he seems destined for greatness and in the November issue we take a closer look at his budding career with Black Africa and the Brave Warriors.
Blind athlete Ananias Shikongo created history in September when he became the first Namibian athlete in 20 years to win a gold medal at the All Africa Games. It was an exceptional achievement by a remarkable athlete who had to overcome tremendous obstacles in his life to reach the top. You can read more about this inspirational athlete in our November issue.
Another athlete who excelled at the All Africa Games is Abrahm Louw who won a silver medal in the men’s triathlon. A great future beckons for Louw, who is still only 19 years old, and in our November issue we tell you more about his past and his plans for the future.
We also take a look at rising young cricketer Picky Ya France, who gave a great performance against Scotland to force a draw in their Intercontinental Cup match. Scotland however dominated the limited overs series while Namibia also got off to a faltering start in the Cricket South Africa series last month.
In the November issue we also bring you news on cycling and swimming, as well as our popular FNB Player of the Month competition. African Stars midfielder Rudi Louw is our FNB Player of the Month after receiving the most votes from our panel of judges. Louw tells us more about his early season form and why he decided to leave Black Africa and rejoin Stars for this season. This month we have five new nominees in our FNB Player of the Month competition so remember to vote for your Player of the Month and stand a chance of winning some great prizes sponsored by FNB.
Till next time, enjoy the mag!
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