Mountain Bike action goes to the coast this weekend as the third race in the KIA Cross Country series takes place on Saturday while the second race in the marathon series takes place on Sunday.
Saturday’s Cross Country event will start and finish at the Rooibank Reservoir just outside Walvis Bay. Club members can participate for free, while non-members have to pay N$50.
Riders will be divided into two groups according to their category. Registration closes half an hour before the start of each race.
Namibia’s national Under 19 cricket team left for Uganda on Thursday to compete in the African qualifiers for next year’s Junior World Cup.
Only the winning team will qualify for the 2014 Junior World Cup in Dubai, but at a capping ceremony on Wednesday night the team was in high spirits and determined to qualify.
Namibia qualified for last year’s Junior World Cup in Australia and with five members of the 14-man squad remaining from that team, their chances are good of qualifying for the second successive time.
A new era for the Brave Warriors starts on Saturday when Roger Palmgren takes over the coach’s hot seat for the first time in a friendly match against Zambia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
It will be a tough opening encounter for Palmgren against Zambia’s Chipolopolo who have developed into one of Africa’s top ranked sides over the past few years.
With Frenchman Herve Renard at the helm, Zambia won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in their history last year, while they are currently ranked seventh on the continent and 46th in the world.
African Stars defender Freedom Puriza plans to become an integral part of the new Brave Warriors team under Swedish coach Roger Palmgren following his recent call up.
Puriza has been in fine form for his club African Stars who stand a chance of winning the treble this season and he was rewarded for his exploits down the left back position with a national team call up on Monday.
The former Ramblers and Eleven Arrows player believes that the time has come for him to stamp his place in the national team and he is determined to show what he can do.
The 23rd annual Metropolitan Boards Trophy League kicks off on Saturday, 25 May in nine regions across Namibia.
During the next three months, the league, organized by the Namibia Secondary Schools Rugby Union (NSSR) will showcase a total of 99 teams of Namibia’s greatest junior rugby talent.
Metropolitan Namibia will sponsor the league for the 23rd consecutive year and their Public Relations Practitioner Talitha Jario said they had succeeded in their aim of making it one of the most prestigious sporting events in Namibia.