In our focus on the upcoming Cosafa Cup in July 2013, we bring you a team profile on Angola.
The ‘Palancas Negras’ represented the Cosafa region at the World Cup finals in Germany in 2006 and were also quarter-finalists at the 2008 African Nations Cup finals in Ghana, as well as two years later on home soil.
The side are led by Uruguayan national Gustavo Ferrin, who has been taking the side through a rebuilding phase in the last few years.
ANGOLA COSAFA CUP RECORD
Helalia Johannes smashed the Namibian women’s 5000m record when she won the gold medal at the CAA Southern African Athletics Championships in Gaborone, Botswana over the weekend.
Johannes won the event in a time of 15:44:53, which was more than 43 seconds faster than the previous record of 16:28:80 set by Elizabeth Mongudhi in 1999.
Namibia came second overall at the championships, winning a total of five gold, five silver and two bronze medals.
Botswana came first out of nine competing nations, while Mauritius and Zambia tied for third place.
This past weekend’s International Inline Hockey Business League was not affected by the arrival of the Cape cold front, as the cold was more than offset by the ‘hot’ on-court action.
With the drop of the puck for the first game, the action mounted as OTB faced Optic Exclusive in the Men’s division.
The initial game was followed by the Development division games between Bearingman versus Neo Paints and Bridgestone versus Styrotex teams.
Throughout the 55 games played this weekend, both the Namibian and visiting international players displayed some excellent hockey.
Brave Warriors coach Roger Palmgren believes his charges can overcome the Malawi test on Wednesday afternoon in their crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Kamuzu Stadium.
Speaking from Blantyre via telephone, Palmgren said despite having limited time with the full squad, there were no excuses ahead of the game which takes place in Blantyre at 13h00 Namibian time on Wednesday.
Bank Windhoek on Monday announced a sponsorship of N$40 000 for the Bank Windhoek Schools Super Netball League that will start on Saturday, June 7.
When announcing the sponsorship, Marlize Horn, Executive Officer: Marketing and Corporate Communication Services at Bank Windhoek, explained:
“At Bank Windhoek we are always looking for new opportunities to become involved in the development of sport, and we immediately saw the potential in the idea to give netball teams more opportunities to compete against each other”.