Namibia’s Sevens Rugby team had a rude awakening when it could only win one of six matches at the CAR Africa Cup Sevens tournament in Mombasa, Kenya over the weekend.
Namibia was drawn in Group B along with Tunisia, Zambia and Kenya B, and lost all its round robin matches on Saturday.
They lost their opening match 17-7 against Zambia, with Nandivatu Karuuombe scoring Namibia’s only try, before suffering a comprehensive 34-0 defeat against Kenya B.
The team regrouped and put up a better performance against Tunisia but once again lost the match 12-0.
Christiaan Lamprecht won a silver medal and Kiah Borg a bronze medal at the South African National Aquatic Championships which recently took place in Port Elizabeth.
Both swimmers competed in the Youth category, with Lamprecht coming second in the Men’s 200m backstroke in a time of 2:15,14, while Borg came third in the Women’s 200m breaststroke in 2:54:24.
The championships were disrupted by a green pool as a result of a broken pump at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Port Elizabeth, and two and a half days of the competition had to be cancelled.
Abmerk Shidjuu lost his featherweight fight against Isaac Quaye of Ghana on points over 10 rounds on Sunday.
The fight, which was an eliminator for a Commonwealth title, took place at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana.
The fight was supposed to take place on Friday, April 26, but due to a flight delay, it could only be held two days later.
A win would have qualified Shidjuu to fight for the commonwealth title held by Chris Edward of Liverpool, UK.
According to a press release issued by the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing Academy, Shidjuu was robbed of a victory.
Namibian U20 rugby coach Jood Opperman praised his players on a fine performance when they beat a Namibian Presidents team 74-19 on Saturday.
The juniors gave a fine display of attacking rugby as they ran in a total of 12 tries, after leading 38-7 at halftime.
Despite the one-sided encounter, coach Jood Opperman said they had learnt a lot.
The host region of the 2013 Scorpion Zinc U/17 Cup, the Karas region reckons their team will be the toast of the region for years to come as they plan to win the inaugural competition.
Speaking to nfa.org.na over the weekend, Kara’s region chairperson Harry Jahs said, the Karas regional Under-17 team has been hard at work mastering tactics and increasing their running capacity over the past weeks, in anticipation of a great showing during the Scorpion Zinc Cup which starts on Thursday morning at the Keetmanshoop Stadium.