Cosafa Castle Cup
The Cosafa Castle Cup mini-tournament takes centre stage in Gaborone, Botswana, with Namibia playing the host nation in the second semi-final on Saturday. Three times Cosafa Cup winners Angola will play Lesotho in the first semifinal.
The Brave Warriors travelled to Botswana minus key players such as Henrico Botes, Collin Benjamin, Sidney Plaatjies and Abisai Shiningayamwe, who are all busy with pre-season training with their respective clubs. The winners of the two semi-finals play each other in the final on Sunday while the third and fourth place will be also be determined on Sunday. The matches will be broadcast live on both the NBC and Super Sport with the live transmission starting at 11h45 on both days. Namibiaâ??s game on Saturday will start at 14h00.
Khomas Under 17 Youth Soccer League
Stream A log leaders Collin Benjamin Soccer Academy (CBSA) will be hoping to extend their lead at the top of the log on Sunday when they face Shipena Stars at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Shandumbala, who are trailing CBSA with two points, will have a date with African Stars on Saturday. Stream B log leaders Civics I will honour their outstanding league fixture against the Mario Nailenge Football Academy on Friday afternoon, and will engage Okahandja Park and Katville on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Also on Friday afternoon, the Brave Gladiators, who are yet to win a single match, will take on the Khomasdal Football Academy at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The fixtures are as follows:
DATE TIME FIXTURE VENUE
27 July 14h15 Khomasdal Football Acad. vs. Brave Gladiators Sam Nujoma
27 July 16h00 Civics I vs. Mario Nailenge Football Academy Sam Nujoma
27 July 14h15 Augheikas vs. KASU Moses Van Der Byl
27 July 16h00 Orlando Pirates vs. Okahandja Park Moses Van Der Byl
28 July 09h00 Kukulethu vs. Windhoek High School Sam Nujoma
28 July 10h20 Tigers vs. Brave Gladiators Sam Nujoma
28 July 11h40 Nam Youth Football Dev vs. Arcadia Sam Nujoma
28 July 09h00 Shipena Stars vs. Civics II Moses Van Der Byl
28 July 10h20 Civics I vs. Okahandja Park Moses Van Der Byl
28 July 11h40 Khomasdal Football Acad. vs. Augheikas Moses Van Der Byl
28 July 12h55 Scorpions vs. Otjomuise Moses Van Der Byl
29 July 09h00 S. Bala vs. African Stars Sam Nujoma
29 July 10h20 Shipena Stars vs. Collin Benjamin Soccer Academy Sam Nujoma
29 July 11h40 Patrick Iyambo vs. Vision 2010 Sam Nujoma
29 July12h55 Orlando Pirates vs. Mario Nailenge Football Academy Sam Nujoma
29 July 09h00 WHS vs. Khomasdal Football Academy Moses Van Der Byl
29 July 10h20 Civics I vs. Katville Moses Van Der Byl
29 July 11h40 Scorpions vs. Nandis XI Moses Van Der Byl
29 July 12h55 KASU vs. Kukulethu Moses Van Der Byl
Namibia vs. South Africa Universities
Following their impressive win against the South African Amateurs last weekend, the national rugby side alias the Welwitchias, will face another South African opposition in the South Africa Universities.
The Namibian side will be strengthened by the presence of captain courageous Kees Lensing who plies his trade in South Africa with the Sharks. The match will start at 15h00 at the Hage Geingob Stadium, with an entrance fee of N$10.
The Namibian side is as follows:
Kees Lensing (capt), JM Meyer, Marius Visser, Wacca Kazombiaze, Nico Esterhuizen, Jacques Nieuwenhuis, Heman Lintvelt, Tinus du Plessis, Jurie van Tonder, TC Losper, Melrick Africa, Piet van Zyl, Lu-Wayne Botes, Ryan Witbooi, Heini Bock, Cor van Tonder, Domingo Kamonga, Michael Mackenzie, Eugene Jantjies, Deon Mouton, Morne Schreuder, Bradley Langenhoven, Du Preez Grobler, John Drotsky.
Metropolitan Boards Trophy Quarter Finals
The highlight on the Namibian schools rugby calendar, the Metropolitan Boards Trophy competition reaches its quarterfinal stage this weekend. The fixtures are as follows:
Friday July 27
Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium
13h00 U14 A Academia U14 v Dr Lemmer U14
14h00 U15 A HTS U15 A v Dr Lemmer U15
15h10 U14 A WHS U14 A v Elnatan U14
16h10 U19 C Gobabis Gym I v Dawid Bezuidenhout I
17h20 U15 A WHS U15 A v Augustineum U15
18h30 U19 C Academia U17 v Dr Lemmer III
19h40 U19 B WHS U16 v M&K Gertze I
20h50 U19 B Walvis Bay II v HTS II
United Rugby Field
13h00 U14 A HTS U14 A v Jan Mohr U14
14h00 U14 B Walvis Bay U14 v Dawid Bezuidenhout U14
15h00 U15 B Otjiwarongo U15 v Mariental U15
16h00 U14 B HTS U14 B v Mariental U14 B
17h10 U14 B Otjiwarongo U14 v Dr Lemmer U14 B
18h10 U19 C HTS U16 v Hochland High I
Saturday, July 28
Hage Geingob Stadium
07h30 U14 A Grootfontein U14 v PK de Villiers U14
08h30 U19 B Grootfontein I v Dr Lemmer II
09h40 U19 A Tsumeb Gymnasium I v Jan Mohr I
10h50 U19 A De Duine I v Dr Lemmer I
12h00 U19 Super Etosha I v WHS IA
13h10 U19 Super Otjiwarongo I v Elnatan I
United Rugby Field
07h30 U14 B Tsumeb Wimpy U14 v M&K Gertze U14 A
08h30 U15 B Tsumeb Wimpy U15 v M&K Gertze U15
09h40 U15 B Moria Edugate U15 v PK de Villiers U15
10h50 U19 C Otjiwarongo II v KPS I
12h00 U15 B Swakopmund U15 v Dawid Bezuidenhout U15
13h10 U15 A Walvis Bay U15 v Jan Mohr U15
14h20 U15 A De Duine U15 v Elnatan U15
15h30 U19 B Moria Edugate I v PK de Villiers I
Multichoice Namibia Closed Squash Tournament
The Namibian Closed Tournament hosted by Buccaneers Squash Club and sponsored by MultiChoice Namibia takes place in Walvis Bay from July 27 to 29 at Buccaneers and the municipal indoor sports complex. â?¨
Play will commence on Friday evening, through Saturday and close with the finals on Sunday morning at Buccaneers Squash Club. â?¨
John Lingashi and Jenny Pahl, Namibiaâ??s top-ranked men and womenâ??s players, respectively, will be out to defend their titles.
Members of the public are invited to come and watch some top class squash at Buccaneers.
MTC African MB Championships
The 2007 MTC African Mountain Bike Championships starts on Friday in Windhoek and will end on Saturday. Namibiaâ??s three-times African title winner Mannie Heymans will be Namibiaâ??s biggest medal hopeful, but will face stiff competition from South Africaâ??s top rider Burry Stander, who will be determined to take the title from him. Namibiaâ??s Marc Bassingthwaighte will also be amongst he favourites in the Menâ??s Elite title. Unfortunately Arno Viljoen, who was another medal hopeful for Namibia, broke his wrist during training in Europe and wonâ??t be competing at the championships.
In the Womenâ??s Under 23 category, Namibia will heavily rely on Heletje van Staden and Carmen Bassingthwaighte for silverware.
The President of the Union Cyclists International (UCI), the worldâ??s cycling body Pat McQuaid will grace the event along with Dr Wagih Azzam, President of the Confederation of African Cycling (CAC).
The programme is as follows:
Friday11h00 Junior Women
Friday 13h00 Junior Men
Friday 11h30 Elite & U23 Women
Saturday 14h00 Elite 7 U23 Men
Saturday 18h00 - Prize giving function and braai/party.