Sportsman of the Year function
Namibia’s top sportsmen and women of the year will be announced on Friday night when the annual MTC Namibia Sport Awards function takes place at the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek.
Winners will be announced in the sportsman and woman, junior sportsman and woman, most improved sportsman, coach, referee, administrator, team, disabled man and woman categories as well as the best development programme category.
Walvis Boxing Bonanza
An international boxing bonanza takes place at the Kuisebmond Community Hall on Saturday evening, with Tyson Uushona and Colin Mayisela topping the bill when they square up in the WBO African Interim welterweight title.
In other bouts, Paulus Mabunda takes on Lwazi Mzolozi of South Africa in a WBO African Interim Bantamweight title fight; Sakkie Shikukuta takes on South Africa’s Norman Tshisakwawe in a welterweight fight; and Imms Naidjala makes his professional debut when he takes on Daniel Haufiku in a bantamweight bout.
Namibia v Boland
The three-day CSA Cricket Challenge match between Namibia and Boland continues at the Wanderers field in Windhoek on Friday.
Boland held the upper hand after dismissing Namibia for 215 and then reaching 95/1 at the end of Thursday’s play.
Black Africa legend Sylvester ‘Lolo’ Goraseb’s retirement from active soccer takes place this weekend with several events scheduled to take place.
A gala dinner took place at the Windhoek Country Club on Thursday night where Goraseb announced his Hope for our Children foundation. Goraseb’s Black Africa jersey was auctioned which received an incredible N$40 000 which will go towards the foundation.
Football clinics will be held on Friday which will be conducted by Goraseb and former South African greats like Mark Williams and Phil Masinga, while several matches have been scheduled for Friday.
At 14h00 a veteran Black Africa team will take on veteran African Stars and Orlando Pirates teams, and at 16h00 Namibia’s U20 women’s team will take on South Africa U20 in an international friendly.
The main match takes place at 18h00 when Lolo’s Class of 1998 team of Brave Warriors take on an African Legend’s team which will include players like Williams, Masinga and Akwa amongst others.
African Clay Pigeon Grand Prix
Namibia will host the inaugural African Clay Pigeon Grand Prix at the Luiperdsvallei Shooting Range on November 1.
The event, which will be sponsored by Desert Logistics, will also officially inaugurate the new Olympic Shotgun Range which was recently completed.
Some of the top clay pigeon shooters in the world will be in action from countries like Germany, Austria, South Africa, Angola, Botswana and Namibia.
Namibia will be represented by, amongst others, Gaby Ahrens, who competed at the 2008 Olympic Games and her husband Gielie van Wyk.