With the MTC Premiership having reached the halfway stage Black Africa have built up a huge lead of 10 points on the chasing pack. After 11 matches they are still unbeaten, having won nine matches and dropping only four points in two draws.
That’s the best start to the league in recent memory, and if they can maintain this form they are set to rewrite the record books.
For interest’s sake, last year at the same time, Ramblers were leading the log with only 21 points, while Black Africa were lying third on 19 points. But BA went on a great second round run and comfortably won the league, finishing 10 points ahead of Ramblers and Orlando Pirates.
BA have not been extended too much in the league this season, but they have also been helped by the inconsistent form of their main challengers who have all dropped points against less fancied teams.
At this stage it seems that the title is their’s for the taking, although there is still a long way to go.
At the other end of the table, Eleven Arrows are in danger of being relegated after dropping to the bottom of the log. Their demise has been alarming - barely seven months ago they still won the NFA Cup - and although they fired coach Congo Hindjou and replaced him with Woody Jacobs, he has a very tough task to save them from relegation.
With 2011 having come to an end we also take a look back at some of the sporting highlights and drama on and off the field. In this issue we bring you the best and the worst in the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of 2011.
Our junior swimmers excelled at the African Junior Championships, with a record haul of medals while Christine Briedenhann became the first Namibian to win gold at the continental championships. With a host of other junior swimmers excelling like Kiah Borg, Godiva Beukes, Micaela Cloete and Zanre Oberholzer, the future of Namibian swimming certainly looks bright.
Namibian teams have been involved in several international events over the past month. In Singapore, our netballers put up a good show at the Nations Cup where they came fourth out of six nations, but our Under 20 soccer team failed to reach the knockout stages of the Cosafa U20 Cup in Botswana, after losing to Angola.
In boxing, we report on the successful boxing bonanza staged last month and take a closer look our rising bantamweight star Immanuel Naidjala, who is now undefeated after 12 pro fights.
There is a lot more to read in this issue and remember to vote for our FNB Player of the Month competition and you might stand a chance to win a gift hamper with the compliments of FNB.
To all our loyal readers and advertisers, thanks for your support and let’s hope that Namibian sport can scale greater heights in 2012.
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