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Botswana shatters Namibia’s hopes for U-20 AFCON participation

The national U-20 football team crashed out of the 2019 CAF U/20 AFCON qualifications after a 1-1 draw with Botswana on Sunday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, in Windhoek. The match which was a must win for the young warriors saw the team pick up another draw which was in favor of Botswana due to the away goal rule following their first leg draw a fortnight ago in Botswana. Namibia’s Coach, Gerald Guther in a statement said the lack of intensity from his charges proved to be their downfall. “The players we pinned our hopes on failed to sparkle....

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Brave Warriors to lock horns with Chipolopolo in Cosafa Cup

The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) this week conducted the draw for regional showpiece competition, the 18th edition of the Cosafa Cup which will take place in South Africa May and it was announced that the Brave Warriors will face Zambia. Brave Warriors coach, Ricardo Mannetti said the draw which pits them against Zambia is a repeat of the 2015 and 2016 competition. “We played Zambia at the quarterfinals stage in 2015 when we went on to win our first Cosafa title and I hope that happens again. We also beat them in 2016 in the Plate...

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Omeya welcomes its famous designer, Matkovich, with lush greens and smooth fairways

Dan Zwiebel of Omeya Golf Estate reported that the golf course’s world famous designer, Peter Matkovich, accompanied by popular TV commentator, Dale Hayes paid a two-day visit to Omeya earlier this week. Joining them on this trip were ten of their regular golfing mates for a few impromptu rounds of the now lush fairways and greens. The visit came at a most opportune time since Omeya is exploding with green after the abundant late-season rains. Matkovich last visited his Namibian design four years ago. Both he and Hayes expressed their delight with the course’s condition and what the club...

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Maiden Sanlam Coastal Marathon launched

Sanlam launched the first ever Sanlam Coastal Marathon this week in Windhoek and the maiden race is set to take place on Saturday, 28 April in Swakopmund. The Marathon will have three race categories; 10km, 21km and the full marathon 42.2km respectively. The closing date for entries is 25 April. So far the event which is endorsed by Athletics Namibia and the Namibia Sports Commission has attracted professional athletes, members from various running clubs from around the country and even fitness enthusiasts from as far as South Africa. Speaking at the event, Sanlam Marketing and Communications Manager, Hilaria Graig...

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Athletes struggle with tough conditions at 12th Oanob Triathlon

Andrew Roles lead from the beginning in last weekend’s 12th Stauch & Partners Offroad Triathlon, taking him to a stunning victory in the Enduro category in a challenging event marked by cold water and washed out trails. More than 200 athletes entered for the three categories, Enduro, Sprint and Mini, in and around Lake Oanob near Rehoboth. Rowles won in a time of 2:22:56. This was his second win crowning his own record of having participated in all 12 Stauch & Partner Triathlons. Sebastian Pahl came second in 2:30:19 with Stefan van Doorn third in 2:36:43. The Enduro Elite...

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SKW’s first and second teams locked horns in fistball league final

SKW’s first fistball team is now leading the log by six points after the previous weekend’s league matches played at Cohen Fistball Club in Windhoek. Sharing the second rung on the log are the Cohen Fistball Club and SKW’s second team with 18 points against SKW 1’s 24. SKW 1 dominated their group with Swakopmund second. Cohen’s second and third team also played in this group. Showing the club’s overall fistball dominance, SKW’s second team came out tops in Group B, beating both Cohen’s first and fourth teams as well as the DTS team. Later in the round, Cohen’s...

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Beach Volleyball – Johannes and Hennes take King and Queen titles in tough tournament

Conrad Johannes and Rosi Hennes had a hard time on Saturday at the DTS Beach Arena in Windhoek to prove why they are the new King and Queen of the Beach. The one-day tournament was part of the Timeout Beach Series 2018. The competition in the men’s category was much stiffer than for the women. Twenty four men eyed the King of the Beach title while only eight women pitched for the day. Following the king was Jan-Eric Sack in second position and Danilo von Ludwiger third. In the ladies division, Dorle Verrinder came second and Karin Curschmann third....

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African Stars bag MTC Premiership

NFA – Ambrosius Amseb scored a brace to guide African Stars to a 2-1 win over Tigers and the 2017/18 MTC Premiership title with two games left to play in the season. Stars had to beat Tigers to be crowned champions on Sunday at the majestic Sam Nujoma stadium and midway the first half, the script was messed up as Image Isaacks got Tigers on the lead, albeit fortuitously with a deflected shot. In the second half and with the heavens opening up, Stars upped their game plan and it was not long before the number 10 Amseb cracked...

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