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‘Pedal power’ fanatics gear up for Mountain Bike Challenge

Avid mountain bikers look forward to yet another exciting expedition once the Standard Bank Klein-Aus Mountain Bike Challenge kicks off at the end of this month. The much anticipated cycling endurance race scheduled from 29 April to 1 May will be held in three stages in the rocky Klein-Au vista bushveld in the south of the country, known for its mountain bike and hiking trail expeditions. Sigrid Tjijorokisa, Standard Bank’s Acting Head of Marketing stated that the bank has sponsored N$70,000 this year, because they understand the importance sports plays in the physical well-being of those taking part and...

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More teams advance in last 16 of Debmarine Cup

An action packed weekend saw five clubs progress in the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup’s last-16 finals. The action was played out at the Oscar Norich Stadium and Sam Nujoma Stadium in Tsumeb and Windhoek respectively. Windhoek saw Rhino FC facing Young Beauties and UNAM FC taking on Eleven Champions. Rhino FC and Young Beauties encounter was action-packed and in the end produced a six goals thriller at the cathedral of Namibia Football, the Sam Nujoma Stadium. Beauties were 3-1 up before the boys from Kavango East, Rhino FC bounced back in empathic fashion to force the game into penalties....

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Basketball development camp to nurture youth

Following an agreement between the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) and the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Foundation, a three day basketball camp will be held from 29 April until 1 May at DHPS. The project will also be open to players from other schools and is set to help with youth basket development in the country. Director of BAS, Ramah Mumba said that both boys and girls aged 11 to 18 years, no matter beginner or advanced are welcome to the camp. “We are very happy to cooperate with DHPS, as we have seen their progress and how serious they...

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UNAM ladies favourites for National Indoor hockey league

The National Indoor Hockey League concludes this weekend when all participating teams will play their final games at the DTS Sports Field on Saturday 22 April 2017. As the league currently stands, Windhoek Old Boys Sports Club (WOBSC) will remain champions unless they lose against DTS. Meanwhile, Saints will have to win all of their remaining fixtures with bonus points to be crowned champions. But DTS still has a chance if Saints and Old Boys slip up in one of their remaining games since they are placed third on the table. Earlier in the Men’s Premier League, BDO Wanderers...

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Men’s top three riders all finish within one second at West Coast MTB Challenge

In a neck on neck finish, the three leading men’s riders in the West Coast MTB Challenge, crossed the finishing line, all within one second. In the 75km Elite Men category, Xavier Papo crossed the line in first place with a time of 2:44:01:67 with Brandon Plaatjies in second with 2:44:01:86 and in third place Danzel de Koe in 2:44:01:95. The end for the ladies was not nearly as dramatic, still the three top riders posted excellent times. In the 75km Elite Woman’s category, Michelle Vorster came in first with a time of 2:50:03:03, a full 15 minutes ahead...

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Adrenaline junkies head for Otjihase for Enduro Series round three

Adrenaline junkies as well as petrol heads can expect thrilling action at the Bank Windhoek Namibia Enduro Championship set for Otjihase Mine just outside of Windhoek, on 22 April for round three of the series. Marcel Henle (KTM) won the first event at Farm Omakwara in February, while Henner Rusch (KTM) took victory at Farm Lichtenstein in March. Tied on points, the two will battle for the lead in the open motorbikes class at Otjihase. Corne Visser (Sherco) is close on their heels in third overall, and ready to pounce. In the Open Quads Class, J L Oppermann (Honda),...

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96 km X-Ride the ultimate test of fitness and perseverance

Namibian ace rider, Costa Seibeb did it again winning the first X-Ride event held the previous weekend on the gravel roads from Kupferberg near Windhoek to Lake Oanob near Rehoboth. With rain and windy conditions on the day of the race, 200 cyclists lined up for the start of the first X-Ride over 96km of the most beautiful Namibian scenery. Seibeb won the Elite Men’s category in a blistering time of 3:12:31 followed closely by Xavier Papo with a time of 3:18:50 and Drikus Coetzee coming in third with a time of 3:31:14. The title of Elite Women’s winner...

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Beach volleyball tournament crowns grand slam champions

An unprecedented 28 teams participated last weekend in the Interpack mixed beach volleyball grand slam at the DTS Beach Arena in Windhoek. Not only were they competing for the grand slam title, they were also playing for the N$7500 prize money divided between the three categories. In the Youth Mixed competition, Emma Engel and Nino Leicher came out tops with Diane von Ludwiger and Christof Serrer in second place. The Mixed 4-a-side category saw 4 teams battle it out, in a round-robin with the top two teams playing a final and the bottom two playing for 3rd/4th place. In...

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