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.
Namibia’s Brave Warriors take on a star studded Super Eagles side at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night with victory a must if they hope to keep their faint hopes alive of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria has brought a formidable side that includes international stars like Victor Enyeama of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Jon Obi Mikel of Chelsea, Efe Ambrose of Celtic, Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow, Brown Ideye of Dynamo Kiev and Anthony Ujah of FC Koln.
Malawi have seen a marked improvement in their performances over the last few years, leading to them qualifying for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
They exited the tournament in Angola in the first round, just as they had done in their only other visit to the continental showpiece in 1984.
Long-standing coach Kinnah Phiri has recently been replaced by Edington Ng'onamo.
Malawi Cosafa Cup record
Malawi have been runners-up in two Cosafa Cup competitions, reaching the final for the first time in 2002 and then making the decider again the following year.