44 SPORT Friday, August 18 2017| NEW ERA rowd should play ecisive role in omorrow’s clash Going into tomorrow’s penultimate clash against the visiting Comoros Islands football side a goal down from the first leg – Bucksy Mannettie wounded soldiers will be required to pull out all stops to overcome the one-goal deficit when the two nations clash in the decisive second leg at Sam Nujoma Stadium. Yours truly had the privilege of watching the live broadcast of that particular match on the internet and must confess, we were a damn unlucky not to come out with at least a draw from that encounter. It’s my humble plea to all football-loving Namibians to flock to the Sam Nujoma Stadium and paint the stadium red. Let us all rally behind the boys and maximise our homeground advantage. I t ’s o u r s t a d i u m , o u r cloakrooms, we must learn to intimidate visiting teams allowing the crowd to make a statement as the 12 th man. It’s an unfortunate situation that two crucial members of the squad in the shape of Tebs Lombaard and Riaan Hanamub will be notable absentees through suspension, but that’s football. The technical stud must improvise and stick to the formula that propelled us past Zimbabwe in the opening round. It’s a must-win for us as host nation, so we should try by all means to avoid another stalemate because penalties are a lottery – anything can happen during the dreaded penalty shootout. From the look of tings, it appears Mannetti is finally finding a winning formula with his untried bunch of not fully fit footballers and while some might argue that the team has been together for a considerable period – it should be noted that match fitness is a different kettle of fish from training and engaging in friendly matches. Truly speaking, Namibia has no business competing in this tourney, given the current quagmire in which our football is sunk, but we must swallow our pride and give the boys a pat on the back for weathering the storm against all odds stacked against them. The team is starting to gel, but the technical stuff must also put trust in fringe players and not be blinded by loyalty towards certain players – some guys in Mannetti’s preferred starting lineup are certainly not up to the task and must jack up their game, or make way for other deserving players. The fact that a coach picks a 23-member squad should afford him the luxury to rotate his squad whenever the situation demands. Apart from Ballack Somaeb, who is probably the only proven goal-poacher, our strike force has looked lethargic at times and has been less than lethal in front of goal, with numerous goal-scoring chances going astray. We must learn to punish teams and finish them off when we have them under siege –because as everyone knows, football matches are won by goals. Nonetheless, I must applaud the technical team for transforming the Brave Warriors team into serious competitors, despite all the challenges presented by the inertia in our domestic football league. Namibians are very quick out of the starting blocks to castigate coaches whenever the team loses, without looking at the broader picture. Let’s give the coach a chance to build and mould this young team into a competitive unit. After all, Rome was not built in one day. I rest my case. MUNICIPALITY OF SWAKOPMUND INTENTION TO SELL THE REMAINDER ERF 4830, SWAKOPMUND YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON THROUGH YOUR INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP The Erongo RED Board, Management and Staff, wish you a Happy Birthday your Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba. Notice is hereby given in terms of the provisions of Section 63 (2) of the Local Authorities Act, Act no 23 of 1992, as amended, that the Municipal Council of Swakopmund intends to sell by way of private transaction Remainder Erf 4830, Swakopmund, zoned “Light Industrial” situated in Extension 10, Swakopmund measuring 1 498m² to Messrs Mr Uys de Vos. Objections Full particulars of the above sale will lie for inspection by interested persons at the Main Municipal Office Building, Room BO-22A, between 07:30 - 16:00 weekdays until Friday, 01 September 2017. Contact persons: Ms M Sheehama at 064 – 4104213 Any person objecting to the proposed sale may lodge such objections in writing, duly motivated, to the Acting Chief Executive Officer, not later than 12:00 on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Take note that no objection via email will be considered. The objection must be made by a hard copy to the office of the Chief Executive Officer and supplying a return postal address and telephone number. NOTICE NO 44 /2017 MPC Swarts ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Friday, August 18 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 45 Career Opportunities at NAMIBIA AIRPORTS COMPANY The Namibia Airports Company is a wholly State-owned company established in terms of the NAC Act (Act no. 25 of 1998) and governed by the State-owned Enterprises Act (Act no.2 of 2006) and companies Act (Act no.28 of 2004), to undertake the operation, management and control of certain aerodromes in Namibia, and to provide for incidental matters. In its quest to fulfil its mandate towards strategic airport operations and development, the Namibia Airports Company Limited invites applicants who are suitably qualified, disciplined, physically and mentally fit and above the age of 18 to undergo intensive six-month training to fill the following position: am swimmers eady to splash he USA WINDHOEK Swimmers Heleni Stergiadis and Zune Weber are ready to fly the Namibian flag high at the sixth Junior World Swimming Championships next week. The championships for boys aged 15 to 18 and girls aged 14 to17 are set for Indianapolis in the United States of America (USA) from August 23 to 28. Speaking during their recent capping ceremony at the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), the girls said their biggest goal is to swim their personal bests and gain points for future events. Stergiadis said training was hard but she feels ready. “I know when in the States my hard work will probably pay off, because I really pushed myself to the limit at training,” she said. NSC chief administrator Freddy Mwiya said the Namibia Swimming Federation should in future competitions have a bigger team that represents athletes from all over Namibia. “I am happy that swimming in Namibia is transforming but we want to have swimmers from Kavango and Zambezi regions included in the team,” said Mwiya. He acknowledged that resources are limited at the moment, but said the commission would like the federation to make plans that will allow it to reach athletes from all over the country. Team manager Phinelia Stergiadis said the Namibian swimmers need 600 points from the championship to qualify for other world swimming championships. She said swimming is a demanding sport and Namibian athletes have prepared well for this competition, which is going to be their first-ever major event. “Our biggest goal is to get the country ranked high in the world at this junior competition,” she said. Phinelia said three Namibian swimmers were supposed to represent the country at the championships, but Roman Wantenaar, the only male athlete in the team, broke his hand on Tuesday. The team, coached by Janis Stergiadis, will depart Sunday. – Nampa TRAINEES FIRE & RESCUE OFFICER: JOB GRADE – B3 Primary Purpose of Position: • To undergo training in order to ensure maximum fire and emergency rescue and safety services at the airport, • To be able to control different classes of fires at and around the airport, • To be able to ensure compliance with all relevant National and International standards and the legal requirements regarding firefighting and rescue services at the airport, • To be able to handle accidents and emergencies at the airport. Key performance areas: • Primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten property and civilian or natural populations, and to rescue people from dangerous situations, like burning aircrafts, collapsed or burning buildings or crashed vehicles in and around the airport. Duty stations: • Hosea Kutako International Airport • Eros Airport • Walvis Bay Airport • Ondangwa Airport • Katima Mulilo Airport • Luderitz Airport • Rundu Airport Minimum qualifications and knowledge: • Grade 12 with a minimum of 25 points • Age 18 - 25 , for people without fire and rescue certification • Age 18 and above for people with pre fire and rescue certification • Physically and Mentally fit and healthy • Code C driving Licence, preferably Code CE. Skills and Attributes: • Basic understanding and knowledge of Rescue and Fire Fighting • Good Communication Skills • Good Interpersonal Skills • Willingness to Learn • Disciplinarian Suitably qualified and highly motivated candidates are invited to apply for the following positions: CASHIER: SBU: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 1 X POSITION: WINDHOEK JOB GRADE (C1) The incumbent reports to the Accountant: Receivables: Windhoek. Purpose of this position: To administer and control the cash received by the company and perform administration duties timely and accurately. Job competencies include: • Receipt of payments • Banking • Administration Educational Requirements/Experience: • Grade 12 Certificate and a Certificate in Finance or related Qualification. • 1 Year Working Experience in the financial administration or related field with exposure to debtors and creditors function. Personal Competencies: • Good verbal and written communication skills • Practical experience of accounting systems, i.e. Accpac, Oracle or any other • Accuracy and attention to details • Analytical, decisive and problem solving skills • Able to plan, organize and prioritize work activities and use time efficiently • Good records management, filling and retrieval ability • Ability to handle the pressure, Multi-task and meet deadlines • Demonstrate Aptitude for learning new technologies • Ethical conduct and high integrity • Reliability and honesty ACCOUNTANT: RENTAL & CONCESSIONS: SBU: FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 1 X POSITION: WINDHOEK JOB GRADE (C5) The incumbent reports to the Senior Accountant: Accounts Receivable: Windhoek. Closing date for applications: 18 th August 2017 Purpose of this position: To ensure that the rental recurring batch are updated monthly for correct billing and records all the turnovers and concessions spreadsheet for all the accounts as required per the lease agreements. To support the accounting systems functioning by providing ad hoc support during special projects and investigations. Job competencies include: • Debtors Invoice: Rental & Concessions • Debtors Turnovers investigations and special projects support • Debtors Collection: Turnover Rental/ Concessions Educational Requirements/Experience: • National Diploma in Accounting, • 3 years working experience in the financial accounting field. Personal Competencies: • Good writing and communication skills • Analytical, decisive and problem solving skills • Demonstrate aptitude for learning new technologies • Ethical conduct and high integrity • Customer service orientation • Ability to maintain confidentiality • Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to multi-task • Ability to handle the pressure of regular deadlines • Reliability and honesty Applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including career path to date, and references), and non-returnable certified copies of qualifications, certificates, transcripts and identity document should be forwarded to: The Strategic Executive: Human Resources Namibia Airports Company Windhoek Head Office, 154 Independence Avenue Sanlam Centre, 5 th Floor, P. O. Box 23061, Windhoek, Telephone number: (061) 295 5000 or (061) 295 5049 E-mail and faxed applications shall not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. No documents will be returned to unsuccessful candidates.