The Nigerian soccer team was holed up at the Windhoek Country Club on Thursday after refusing to depart for the airport following a pay dispute with the team’s management.
The ‘Super Eagles’ were supposed to leave Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport at 11 am on Thursday morning, following their World Cup qualifying match against Namibia the previous evening, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The host club, Cazadores and Badgers won the most gold medals at the annual Cazadores Inline Hockey tournament which took place in Windhoek last week.
With more than 80 matches played in total from Under 9 through to Masters level, the tournament was spread over five days, from Wednesday June 5 to Sunday June 9, to accommodate all the matches.
Cazadores was a comfortable winner in the Open division, winning all their matches to finish eight points ahead of second placed Kamikaze, while Coastal Pirates came third.
The CEO of the Namibia Rugby Union Sybrand de Beer has praised the national side for the professionalism and discipline that they displayed in their 35-12 victory against Senegal on Tuesday.
According to De Beer, the Senegalese players used some rough tactics and foul play, but Namibia played with great discipline and eventually gained the upper hand in a bruising forward battle.
Namibia’s 2014 World Cup dream is over but the Brave Warriors gave an inspired performance as they held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night.
Playing in front of about 5 000 fans at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, substitute Deon Hotto sent the home crowd wild with delight when he put Namibia ahead on 77 minutes.
Their joy was however short lived as Godfrey Oboabona equalised with a freekick five minutes later.
The men and women’s teams of the Namibia Defence Force are currently both leading their respective logs in the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League.
In last weekend’s matches in Windhoek, the female soldiers easily won all their matches against DTS and Polytechnic of Namibia (PON), 3:0 each.
The NDF women now lead the log with 12 points, three points ahead of their nearest rivals, SKW.
In the Men’s League, NDF won their match against DTS, 3:0.