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New Era Newspaper - 12/06/2017 - Vol22 No212

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22 SPORT Monday, June 12 2017 | NEW ERA Namibia stumble against Spain in Nations Cup opener Monday, 12 June 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Karibib (Town Hall) 14:00-17:30 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 ___________________________ Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Omururu Town (Johanniter Centre Church Street) 10:00-15:00 Okahandja (Town Hall) 11:00-17:30 Debmarine Namibia 08:30-11:30 Walvis Bay NAMBTS (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 ___________________________ Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 ____________________________ Thursday, 15 June 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Navachab Gold Mine 11:00-15:30 ____________________________ Friday, 16 June 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Wernhil Park (In front of House and Home) 09:00-15:30 Maerua Mall (In front of Mr Price) 09:00-15:30 FT Group (Swakopmund) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________ Saturday, 17 June 2017 The Grove Mall (In front of Edgars) 09:00-14:30 Maerua Mall (In front of Mr Price) 09:00-14:30 ____________________________ Photo: Slippery start... Namibia scrum-half Eugene Jantjies looks to pass in their Nations Cup match against Spain in Montevideo, Uruguay. Otniel Hembapu Windhoek Namibia’s senior rugby team, the Welwitschias (and not the secondstringers Windhoek Draught Welwitschias who are currently partaking in the Currie Cup) on Saturday suffered a narrow 13-15 defeat against Spain during their 2017 Nations Cup Pool A clash in Montevideo, Uruguay. With only one place apart on the world rugby rankings at 18th and 19th, higher ranked Spain were deserving winners, despite the small margin, in a tough encounter in the Uruguayan capital. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored and Freddie Woodman saved a penalty as England beat Venezuela 1-0 to win their first Under-20 World Cup title and end the nation’s 51-year wait for a global trophy on Sunday. Everton striker Calvert- Lewin became the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in 1966 - the last time England won any world title. The Young Lions had to withstand a ferocious secondhalf onslaught with goalkeeper Woodman saving a penalty from Venezuela’s Adalberto Penaranda 16 minutes from the end. England had the better of the early exchanges with Liverpool-bound Dominic Solanke forcing a save from Wuilker Farinez and seeing a long-range effort go wide in the opening quarter of an hour. Venezuela, who have never The first half did not have much to offer, only the exchange of penalties between Bradley Linklater and Theuns Kotze. All that was missing in the opening 40 minutes were present in the second half as both teams were more positive in their approach. Namibia scored the first try of the tournament in the 49th minute when Chrysander Botha dived on a neat kick by centre Johan Deysel after some excellent play, Kotze adding the conversion. Spain were quick to reply and from a lineout replacement Lionel Tauli drove the ball to the try-line but Linklater’s conversion bounced off the qualified for the senior World Cup, were making their first final appearance and took time to settle until Ronaldo Lucena’s stunning free-kick hit the post in the 24th minute. There seemed no danger as he prepared to take a free-kick from the edge of the centre circle but his fierce swerving drive took Woodman by surprise as it smashed into the post from fully 40 metres out. Calvert-Lewin had already come close with a header when he scored what proved to be the winner in the 35th minute. The striker rose to beat Nahuel Ferraresi to high ball on the edge of the box and saw his right-foot shot parried by Farinez. He then made no mistake with his left foot from the rebound and slotted home at the near post. Venezuela took control after half-time as England defended deep and tried to hit on the counter. The tiny but lively upright. Kotze kicked a penalty in the 60th minute but, again, Spain took no time in replying, with Tauli again scoring after quick thinking from flanker Gautier Gibouin Fontana. Linklater managed the conversion this time, which in the end was the two points that separated the teams. Spain will remain 18th in the latest world rugby rankings that will officially be released today but Namibia will slip one place to 20th with Russia being the beneficiaries. Namibia will next face Italy on Wednesday. - Additional info: www. England win U/20 World Cup substitute Yeferson Soteldo, who stands just 5ft 3in (160cm) tall, energised his side and immediately sent in Sergio Cordova to force a fine save from Woodman one-on-one. England still had an attacking threat and Josh Onomah almost gave them a two-goal cushion when he ran unopposed to shoot from distance, only to see his shot cannon back off the crossbar. Venezuela’s increasing pressure finally paid off when Penaranda was brought down by Jake Clarke-Salter and the referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot, with his decision confirmed by video review. Penaranda got up to take the spot-kick only to see his weak effort down the middle saved as Woodman flung a hand behind him as he dived to his right, and England held out for their long-awaited World Cup win. -

Monday, June 12 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 One on One with Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa Sparks are set to fly at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana this Friday when Namibia’s undefeated WBO Africa middleweight champion Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa (14-0, 13 KO’s) We are looking for a suitably capable, experienced, qualified and mature: Temporary Horticulture Specialist for a 3 month period or longer Reporting directly to the CEO, to ensure smooth operation of marketing support mechanisms to promote horticulture production in Namibia Key Requirements • Relevant three year tertiary qualification • Strong, computer based, number crunching and relevant analytical skills • Compiling Agenda for Horticulture Task Team Meetings and minute taking • Organising National Horticulture Day • Capability to work independently with occasional supervision • Capability of handling heavy workloads effectively, efficiently, professionally and against deadlines • Horticulture Marketing and/or Production experience an added advantage but not a pre-condition • Driver’s Licence and must have a car at his/her disposal • Excellent proficiency in Written and Spoken English Position is based in Windhoek with frequent travel within Namibia Preferably to Start immediately Job description and other details MUST be obtained from Ms. CJ Brinkmann Tel: 061-379500 Fax: 061-225371 Email: Closing date: 12:00 noon Friday, 16 June 2017 REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND FORESTRY SLAUGHTER CATTLE AUCTION OF OKAPYA LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT CENTER VENUE: OKAPYA LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT CENTER (MANGETTI WEST – OSHIKOTO REGION) ±11 km from Oshivelo(B1) turn right into D3610 road. Drive ± 2.1 km towards Hedimbi Clinic; turn right into Mangetti West Road; drive for 28.5 km on sandy road until Okapya LDC sign board on your left. Turn into the gate and drive for ± 4.8 km to the farmstead. FRIDAY, 16 JUNE 2017, Time: 10H00 (VIEWING AND REGISTRATION from 08H00) • 21 SANGA/NGUNI OXEN • 25 SANGA/NGUNI STEERS • 7 CULLED SANGA COWS • 12 CULLED SANGA HEIFERS • 3 SANGA ×BRAUNVIEH CROSS STEERS • 1 SANGA ×BRAUNVIEH CROSS COW • 2 SANGA ×BRAUNVIEH CROSS HEIFERS Enquiries: T.P.SHEUYANGE or LUKAS DAMA Cell: 0812172519 Cell: 0812117727 Email: ...ready to rumble in Ghana defends his title against Ghana’s WBO Interim Africa middleweight champion Obodai Sai (32-2, 24 KO’s). caught up with Kautondokwa for a brief chat as he prepares to defend his title in his opponent’s hometown. Walter, how excited are you with your upcoming fight against Sai? I am very excited and I take this fight very serious. This will be my first time fighting in Ghana and I am hoping to put on a good show and win in style. I hope that Obodai is ready for me because I am ready. Ghana here I come! This will be your first fight outside of Namibia. Are there any concerns on your end? No concerns at all, just excitement and looking forward to my first win outside Namibia in my professional boxing career. How about fighting in his hometown in front of his home fans? That obviously gives him the edge over me and I hope he uses this to his advantage because he will need that and even more. When I enter the ring, it will be just me and him. I just hope that the judges are fair and that they ensure that the best boxer wins on the night and that boxer is me. Give us your thoughts on Sai as a fighter, have you watched tapes of him? Yes, we watched a couple of his fights and he seems like an impressive fighter. He will, however, be facing a much better fighter than him. All I can say is that this will be an exciting fight, and even though he will lose, he will walk away a better fighter. Would you say he is your toughest opponent? Every opponent is tough. I will, however, tell you once I am done with him. I take no opponent lightly. Sai deserves to be where he is right now because he worked hard. He is the WBO Interim champion and that says a lot about him. The Ghanaian community has heard much about you and are excited to see you perform. What does a win here do for you? Firstly, a win protects my current unbeaten record. It will hopefully At the ready... Namibia’s undefeated WBO Africa middleweight champion Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa. improve my KO record and it will win me new boxing fans in Ghana. I know that boxing is quite big in Ghana and that they built a brand new facility, which says a lot about the passion for the sport. I am excited to give the fans my best performance. You are 32 but only 14 fights into your career. Can you give us some background on why the late start? I just had a late start to my professional career but I have no regrets. I am happy with the way things have progressed so far and I am looking forward to another great fight. The winner of this bout takes a big step towards fighting the WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. Given that you got a late start, is there any pressure to quicken the pace toward a world title shot? I am not particularly in a hurry, but also not going to leapfrog towards getting a shot at the world title. This is a very competitive division and getting a shot the world title is difficult but achievable. After this fight, anything can happen. Both me and Sai are currently rated highly by the WBO and this will be a good and competitive fight that hopefully propels the winner to a much better rating. There seems to be a growing rivalry between Ghana and Namibia as both are producing excellent fighters. Is that something you sense on your side? Namibia and Ghana are two passionate boxing countries, and that passion will always be there among the fans which is good as long as it remains healthy. We fight a lot of boxers from Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Ghana and they are all good boxers. What is it about Namibian fighters that makes them such solid boxers? I think we are just naturally gifted boxers, born with the potential and of course a very passionate promoter in Nestor Tobias. The fact that we manage to produce world champions after every five years is a good encouragement for us aspiring for that achievement. Having role models train with you makes you believe that that achievement is achievable and tangible and the fact that we have such a strong and passionate sponsor like MTC is a bonus. Could you provide us a full prediction of how you see the Sai fight going down? TKO in any round. All you will hear is: And STILL the WBO Africa champion, Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa! And in closing, anything you’d like to say to Ghanaian and Namibian fans who are awaiting this showdown? Let the best man win, I am coming to fight, I am coming to win and I wish my opponent well. I hope the fans come out in their numbers and fill up the venue so that we celebrate the best of African boxing. -

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