There was a surprise winner at the Coastal Indoor Classic, Namibia’s only indoor fistball tournament on Saturday as the Under 18 national team unexpectedly took home the trophy at the event held at the SFC Sport complex in Swakopmund.
A total of nine teams from around the country participated in the tournament including teams from Atlantis SC in Walvis Bay, the SFC Sport Club, SKW, DTS, Cohen FC and two teams of the U18 national squad.
In a tightly contested final the reigning tournament champions and favourites for the event SKW took on the U18 national team.
Equatorial Guinea has been named as the replacement for Tanzania in the COSAFA Cup Zambia 2013 field after the latter were forced to withdraw.
The Taifa Stars became ineligible for the tournament as it clashed with a revised date for their African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Uganda in July.
The East African nation was set to make their second visit to the Southern African regional championship that runs from July 6-20 after appearing in the inaugural tournament in 1997.
Rundu Chiefs’ Edward Maova is excited about linking up with Namibia’s senior soccer team, ahead of the Brave Warriors friendly match against Zambia on Saturday.
The match will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium and will form part of the African Union’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Maova, who led the Otjozondjupa region to the 2013 Namibia Newspaper Cup title, has been a sensation for Rundu Chiefs this year and said he was looking forward to the experience.
Gaby Ahrens beat Namibia’s top male shottists to win the Namibian National Olympic Trap title last weekend.
Competing at the Namibia Olympic Shotgun Range at Luiperdsvalley just oustside Windhoek, Ahrens was the only female shottist competing in the Olympic Trap discipline in the shotgun.
With a total score of 109 out of 125 Ahrens progressed to the final where she met Anton Coetzee in the Gold Medal match.
Coetzee shot 8 out of 15 in the final while Ahrens shot 11 out of 15 to win the gold medal and the 2013 national title.
Etjenne Coetzee won the bronze medal.
Brave Warriors coach Roger Palmgren named a 27-man squad for a friendly match against Zambia in Windhoek on Saturday, May 25.
Rundu Chiefs’ young goalkeeper Edward Maova and Tigers striker Panduleni Nekundi have been called up for the first time while several other players have been recalled to the squad after prolonged absences.