Namibia’s U19 cricket coach Norbert Manyande has praised his players after they beat Kenya in the final of the African World Cup qualifiers in Uganda, saying that he was confident that they would win the match.
“The boys did very well and as their coach I am very proud of them. We came here with one goal which was to win the tournament and we did exactly that under difficult conditions,” he said.
Namibia could only score 173 in 47,2 overs but Manyande said he knew it would be enough to win the match.
Blue Boys of Swakopmund won the Southern Stream First Division on Saturday to gain promotion to the Namibia Premier League.
Going into Saturday’s final round of matches, Blue Boys held a one-point lead over Windhoek United at the top of the SSFD log, but they made sure of winning the league with a 2-0 victory against coastal neighbours Celtic at the Mondesa Stadium.
They opened the scoring after only 10 minutes after winning a penalty for a handball and Gabriel Shemuvula slotted home with the spot kick.
African Stars’ coach Ali Akan has praised his players after they beat Mighty Gunners 2-0 on Saturday to win the Bidvest Namibia Cup.
First half goals by Edison Muheua and Chris Katjiukua gave Stars the victory and the trophy as well as the N$500 000 first prize that went along with it.
The Bidvest Namibia Cup final brought an end to the 2012/13 Namibian soccer season, during which Stars also won the pre-season NPL Cup while they came second to Black Africa in the league title race.
Namibia lost their second successive game at the Junior World Rugby Trophy, going down 26-17 to Portugal in Temuco, Chile on Saturday.
Portugal scored two tries within the first three minutes of the game and Namibia could not recover.
Shortly after the kickoff, wing Joao Afonso ran around his defender to score in the right corner.
Soon after, fellow wing Bernardo Cardoso, from a turnover, crossed in the left corner. Neither try was converted.
African Stars won the Bidvest Namibia Cup after beating Mighty Gunners 2-0 in the final on Saturday.
An early goal by Edison Muheua after only 4m and a second by Chris Katjiukua on 41m saw Stars win the title and the N$500 000 first prize.
Stars dominated from the start and Gunners seldom had a look in.
They took the lead after only four minutes when a fine through ball by Riaan Cloete found Edison Muheua unmarked on the right and he slotted home from close range.