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Hot day makes Skyride a stiff challenge for MTB cyclists

Heja Lodge was the focal point of adventure cycling on Saturday when Drikus Coetzee charged home in a spectacular performance to win the Elite Men class in the MTB race of the Gravel & Dirt series. Michelle Vorster was the star female cyclist, notching an easy win over her closest contenders. Named the 2017 Skyride MTB, this was the first time that the Skyride was part of the Gravel & Dirt series. The Skyride was the seventh leg of the eight leg series. Saturday’s Skyride also featured 5 km and 10 km trail races for running athletes, another first...

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Beach volleyball series produces athletic point winners

Steffi Förtsch and Rudi Steinbach competed in their first tourney at the 7th Timeout Beach Volleyball Series held last weekend at DTS Beach Arena. The duo according to the organisers managed a fantastic 3rd place in the Social category. The event attracted 35 teams, in the following categories; 2-a-side Men’s, Ladies, Social, Youth Mixed, Experienced Mixed, Social Mixed and 4-a-side Mixed. James Verrinder, Series and Tournament Director said the fast-passed tournament provided the audience with many exciting rallies, great defence and athletic point winners.  “Special mentions also goes out to Fabian Pfeifer and Rosi Hennes for winning 3 categories each,...

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Otjihase championship attracts 57 participants

Henner Rusch (KTM, Open Motorbikes), Joern Greiter (KTM, Senior Motorbikes), Juergen Gladis (KTM, Clubman’s), JL Oppermann (Honda, Open Quads), Shannon Rowland (Honda, Ladies Quads) and Dylan Hilfiker (KTM, Development Riders) all secured victories or podium places to win their respective championships at the 6th round of the Bank Windhoek Enduro Championship that took place over the weekend. Henner Rusch (KTM) secured his fifth Namibian Enduro Championship title in a row with first place at Otjihase II. In the absence of championship second Marcel Henle (KTM), Rusch clocked the fastest lap of the day and outclassed the other participants in...

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Women’s COSAFA Championship expanded

The 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship will be the biggest yet with 12 nations set to compete for regional honours at the finals in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from September 13-24, according to a report by NFA. On the football body’s website, NFA said the event will arguably be the most important ever for women’s football in Southern Africa as it brings together 11 of the 14 countries from the region, as well as East African guest nation Kenya. Never before has there been side a wide turn-out for the competition and it will be a huge boost to the development of...

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Maiden wheelchair basketball tourney set for weekend

The Katutura Youth Centre will be host the first of its kind wheelchair basketball tournament, this weekend. The one day tournament will serve as a national championship organised by the Namibian Paralympics Committee and the Wheel-Ability Sports Club from Windhoek, Oshana Heroes Sports club & the Ohangwena Wheelchair basketball team were invited to participate in the tournament. Apart from providing an opportunity for the paralympic athletes to showcase their talents and also increase the awareness and growth of the sport in Namibia, the event will also provide opportunity for the athletes to be classified by a qualified classifier, in...

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NPL Constitution review gains momentum

The Namibia Premier League (NPL) new constitution over the weekend was finalised by members together with Fifa consultants, paving the way to the long-awaited return of the domestic top league. As reported on the NFA website, the meeting is a follow up to a previous meeting which discussed possible changes to the outdated Constitution and was specifically convened to finalise inputs to the draft Constitution which will guide the work of the NPL as soon as it goes through all the approval stages. “The NPL is pleased to announce to the football loving public that delegates from the member...

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Otjihase Mine to host adrenaline junkies for round six of series

The Otjihase Mine just outside of Windhoek will host adrenaline junkies that will take part in the  in the Enduro Championship round six  on 12 August. The event will be co-sponsored by Blue Chip Spraypainting and this is the second outing of the series to Otjihase after April’s event, and it is potentially the championship decider in the Open Motorbikes Class. After his victory at Abbabis in the Open Motorbikes Class, Henner Rusch (KTM) could secure his fifth Bank Windhoek Namibian Enduro Championship title in a row with a first place finish. His biggest rival this season, Marcel Henle...

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CAF confirms final CHAN qualifiers programme

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the programme for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers third round fixture between Namibia and Comoros as the two nations eye their first ever qualification for the continental local-based players showpiece in Kenya. According to the NFA website, the Brave Warriors and Comoros will go head to head in the final round of qualification for Kenya 2018 CHAN finals and CAF confirms that the first leg will be played on Sunday, 13 August , 15h00 (14h00, Namibian time) at the Stade de Moroni, Moroni, Comoros. The game will be officiated...

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