The northern Namibian town of Outjo was a hive of activity over the weekend when this year’s Northern Junior Open Tennis Tournament was hosted from 08h00 on Friday through to 16h00 on Saturday.
Organizer and local tennis coach Maryna Louw welcomed 85 kids playing in the U10 to the U18 age categories.
Three quarters of the players came from towns such as Otjiwarongo, Outjo and Tsumeb, while a strong Windhoek team consisting of 14 tennis development kids were able to join the tournament thanks to the support of the Namibian School Sport Union.
In our focus on the 2013 Cosafa Cup, which is due to take place in Zambia from July 6 to 20, we take a look at the team of Mauritius.
Mauritius joined COSAFA in 1999 and have been regular competitors in its tournaments since.
‘Club M’ are building a new-look side as they seek to become more competitive in future events, seeking to recapture past glories including qualifying in 1974 for the African Nations Cup finals.
Akbar Patel has been their national coach for the past year now, his second spell in charge.
Mauritius Cosafa Cup record
The Namibian athletes from the VISION 2016 Athletics Development Program had a busy weekend competing on Friday and Saturday in the Austrian Cities of Ried and Salzburg.
On Friday night during the Messe Ried LA Nacht, Tjipekapora Herunga ran herself into the record books by setting a new stadium record of 53.06 for the women’s 400m.
In the process she improved the previous record of 53.15 set by Svetllana Kirilova of Bulgaria in 2007.
Namibia’s Rugby World Cup ambitions remain on track after they beat Tunisia 45-13 in Dakar, Senegal on Saturday.
Namibia took a narrow 13-6 lead at halftime but they took control of the game in the second half and a further four tries saw them completing a comfortable victory.
Theuns Kotze added 20 points with the boot through three penalties and four conversions.
In the second half, Namibia got a penalty try while their other try scorers were flanker Ruan Kitshoff, fullback Chrysander Botha and replacement wing Malcolm Moore.
United ran in 17 tries as they thrashed Polytech 109-7 on their home field in Olympia on Saturday.
Right wing Stefan Louw scored four tries while eighthman Corne Eigelaar added a hattrick and scrumhalf Armand Nell two tries.
The other try scorers were wings Tuna Amutenya and Nandi Karuuombe, locks Winmar Rust and Gerhards Liebenberg, flankers Cevin Harding and Morton van Kradenberg, replacement lock Ian van Wyk and replacement wing Tiaan Rabie.
Winmar Rust added five conversions, Francois Wiese added four conversions, Tuna Amutenya added two conversions and Shaun du Preez one.