Namibia’s national men’s tennis team recently competed at the Davis Cup Africa Group III tournament in Egypt where they came seventh overall out of 13 competing nations.
The tournament took place at the Smash Tennis Academy in Cairo where the Namibian team of Tuki Jacobs, Henco Serdyn, Deon van Dyk and Michau Basson competed in Pool C against Madagascar and Rwanda.
Namibia comfortably won their opening match 3-0 against Rwanda on May 15.
Henco Serdyn beat Dieu Donne Habiyambere 6-3, 6-3, while Tuki Jacobs beat Jean Claude Gasigwa 6-1, 6-3.
Namibia’s women’s tennis team came joint 11th out of 13 nations in the Europe / Africa Group III category of the Federations Cup.
The competition took place in Chisinau, Moldova from May 6 to 11.
The Namibian team of Riekie Honiball and Liniques Theron competed in Pool B where they lost both their matches 3-0 against Morocco and Denmark.
Namibia were comprehensively beaten by Denmark on May 8, with Maria Jespersen beating Theron 6-4, 6-2, while Mai Grage beat Honiball 6-0, 6-0.
Honiball and Theron lost their doubles match 6-0, 6-0 against Grage and Malou Edjesgaard.
Heinrich Kohne notched up his second victory in the KIA Rock and Rut Mountain Bike Cross Country series when he won the second leg in Windhoek on Saturday.
Kohne led from the start to complete the five-lap 6,9km course in one hour 32 minutes 25 seconds, to finish more than four minutes ahead of Gerhard Mans who came second in 1:36:58.
Michael Pretorius, who won the Junior category, came third overall in 1:39:26, while Charl Fouche was the third-placed elite rider in 1:39:30.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) joins in the celebration of the African Union (AU) 50th Jubilee Celebration this weekend as they host Zambia with two international matches at the famous Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The African continent is celebrating 50 years of the OAU/AU’s formation and during this year’s Africa Day celebration, the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture was nominated to chair the Cultural and Sports events.
Brave Warriors coach Roger Palmgren said Namibia’s players’ fitness levels were a disgrace when he announced the squad that will play Zambia in a friendly match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Palmgren said the fitness levels of the players needed to improve drastically.
“The players underwent a fitness test (by a biokineticist) at the end of March and the results were a disgrace. The fitness levels were not good enough and we will have to work on that,” he said.