Namibia and the DR Congo drew 1-all in a dramatic African Cup of Nations qualifier in Windhoek on Saturday, June 16.
The DRC opened the scoring through a great solo effort by Zola Matumona in the 27th minute. He received the ball in the middle of the park, beat his defender and unleashed a great shot from the edge of the box that gave Namibian keeper Abisai Shinigawamye no chance.
A team of 55 athletes, 15 coaches or officials and four management members has been selected to represent Namibia at next monthâ??s All Africa Games (AAG) in Algeria.
The team was announced by the deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Sport, Stanley Simataa, who officially handed control of the team over to the General Team Manager, Bernard Kaanjuka.
Johan Venter was sacked as coach of the national rugby team on Friday, June 15, following the outcome of a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday, June 13.
The chief executive officer of the Namibia Rugby Union, Christo Alexander issued the following curt statement today.
Namibian national cyclist Erik Hoffmann beat a top field to the line in a close sprint to win the first stage of the Circuito Montanes Cycling Tour in Spain on Thursday, June 14.
Riding for pro Team 3C Group-Lamonta, Hoffmann was in a final break with Dutch rider Ricardo van der Velde (Rabobank) whom he beat to the finish line with centimeters to spare at the end of the 155km first stage from Santander to El Astillera. Hoffmann and van der Velde rode away from a 10-man break shortly before the finish to establish a lead of 16 seconds. The peleton finished 1:48 minutes behind the leaders.
By Festus Nakatana
Following their recent 1-0 victory against Libya, Namibia has moved eight places up in the June FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings and is in position 123. Their previous May ranking was 131. Their fellow group ten rivals Libya are in the 90th position despite going six places down.