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New Era Newspaper Friday December 15, 2017

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40 SPORT Friday, December 15 2017 | NEW ERA Omaalala FC win inaugural Nanghili Nashima tournament ONGHALA Omwaalala Football Club (FC) were crowned champions of the inaugural Nanghili Nashima tournament held at Onghala yaShikondjo village in Ohangwena Region recently. They defeated Sevila FC by encounter, Omaalala handed Munacu FC a 3-1 defeat in the Yellow Star 3-1 on penalties, following their one-all stalemate As inaugural champions, trophy and N,000, while Sevila received N,000 as the runners-up. The prize of N,500 each went to Yellow Star and Munacu as the two losing pange of Ohengobe Trading sponsored the tournament to the tune of N$15,000 and named the tournament after the late musical artist, Nanghili Nashima, who The champs... Omaalala FC were crowned champions of the Nanghili Nashima tournament held at Onghala yaShikondjo village in the Ohangwena Region recently. was from the area. Shapange told Nampa on Monday that he decided to sponsor the tournament on an annual basis and that from next year it will be held in July. Eight Ohangwena-based football teams participated in the two-day tournament. Shapange said the tournament went well and was without shortfalls. - Nampa All enquiries shall be addressed to: Technical matters Artee Project Engineers Mr. S. Shangeshapwako Cell: +264 813 415 211. E-mail: sshange@artee-engineers.com RUNDU TOWN COUNCIL BID NOTICE Tenders are hereby invited from competent Civil Engineering Contractors for the Rehabilitation of Sam Nujoma Road (Between Sauyemwa Road and B10) Bid Title: Bid Number: Description: Rehabilitation of Sam Nujoma Road (Between Sauyemwa Road and B10) RTC01/2017 The work comprises of resurfacing of Sam Nujoma Road 1.51 km and will be conducted over a period of Five (5) Months. Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2018 at 11H00. Compulsory Pre-Bid Meeting: A compulsory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 10H00 on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 at the Technical Services Department of the Rundu Town Council Bid Documents: Available as from 10H00 on Tuesday, 13 December 2017 at the Regional Council) Levy: N$ 450.00 (Non-refundable) Delivery Address: Rundu Town Council, Private Bag 2128, Rundu Administration: Rundu Town Council Ms Colleta Nsinano Tel: +264 66 266 421 E-mail: nsinano@rundutown.org PSG cruise into League Cup quarters Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup Strasbourg on Wednesday. The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as straight League Cup title. PSG will take on Amiens in the last eight, after the newly- out second-tier Tours 2-1. “We needed to improve from the league game and the team was more focused from the start,” said PSG coach Unai Emery. “Maybe we could have scored more goals and played better after it went to 4-2, but we are still happy.” With Neymar having only just returned from a visit to his play Edinson Cavani up front on his own with Kylian Mbappe on the bench. Home hopes of a repeat performance for Strasbourg were dashed in only the 12th minute, as Yoann Salmier sliced Angel Di Maria’s cross into his own net. Argentina international Di Maria made it two midway through goalkeeping error by Alexandre Oukidja to slot in his fourth goal of the season. back before half-time against the Grimm, who has been with the club throughout their rise from the third tier, slotted into the corner. The hosts battled hard in the second period but their resistance Meunier crossed for fellow fullback Dani Alves to tap in from close range. German international Julian Draxler impressed in a three-man Maria and Javier Pastore, and drilled in to end a nine-game goal drought for club and country. bench to score a late consolation for Strasbourg, but PSG had long since secured their place in the quarters. Elsewhere, a much-changed Lyon were stunned 4-1 at Montpellier despite taking a 10thminute lead through teenager Myziane Maolida, as Souleymane Camara scored twice for the hosts. Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale was the hero as Lucien Favre’s men edged past managerless Lille on penalties after Mario for the visitors. Monaco will be Nice’s lasteight opponents, after the prin- Tuesday. Rennes beat Marseille in a penalty shootout after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Roazhon Park, where Kostas Mitroglou and Valere Germain scored for the visitors, but to no avail. - Nampa/AFP

Friday, December 15 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 41 Will Africa’s richest man invest in the continent’s favourite sport? Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, made headlines around the world when he announced that his ambitious takeover bid for English Premiership of the London club’s long-serving coach Arsene Wenger. The Nigerian commodity billionaire, who is reported to be worth a staggering ,5 billion in net value according to Forbes Magazine, says he will consider bidding to take over the Gunners once he completes in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. So, when he recently opened the doors of his Dangote Group headquarters in Lagos to host the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, it provoked a wave of speculation across the continent about what the powerful duo discussed. “The CAF president was accompanied by CAF second vice-president, Constant Omari. The discussions focused on the development of football in Africa. A sport for which Aliko Dangote is passionate, like hundreds of millions of Africans,’’ CAF said in a statement released on Was it the possibility of the Dangote Group coming on board to invest in African football before the billionaire businessman decides to pump his money into his bid to take over an English football giant valued at about ,9 billion by Forbes? Already concern has been raised about heavyweight companies, which predominantly make their money on the African market investing it into European football while investment in the game on the continent remains limited. For instance, Cameroon pocketed just million for winning the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon this year while Mamelodi Sundowns received only ,5 million for emerging as the best team in the last CAF African Champions League. In sharp contrast, Spanish giants Real Madrid walked away with about 5 million for winning the UEFA Champions League crown earlier this year while Italian pow- runners-up, banked about 8,75 million. Robson Sharuko Guest columnist This is because UEFA have a complicated system in which the are calculated based on performance and the market pool and a team which would have done very well, Last year, Middlesborough and Brighton played in the English Premiership play-off game, widely regarded as the richest game in the history of football in which the winner was guaranteed not only a cool 4 million. The tendency by heavyweight companies, whose business is largely centered in Africa, to invest their money in European football has been generating a lot of debate across the continent with many journalists now taking them head-on. with operations in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa and whose headquarters are in Nairobi, have invested about ,24 million into English club Hull City and this year poured about ,58 million into English Premiership side Everton to be the team’s shirt sponsors. The investment is spread over described it as the “biggest commercial partnership in the club’s history.’’ Dangote has poured more than 0 million into various charitable organisations around the continent with his focus being largely on health, empowerment, education and disaster relief. The African billionaire made headlines around the world when he announced his ambitious bid to take over as the main shareholder at Arsenal. He also told Bloomberg he would sack Wenger should he become the Arsenal owner. Stan Kroenke, who has a 67.05 percent stake in the club, is the majority shareholder, while Alisher Usmanov, owns 30.04 percent of the club. CAF President Ahmad has been on a charm offensive around the continent, visiting the continent’s leaders, including a courtesy call on Ghanaian Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia in Accra. – The Southern Times Wenger defends Sanchez Making Windhoek the Safest City in Africa DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to blame forward Alexis Sanchez’s performance for the goalless draw at relegationthreatened West Ham United on Wednesday, saying the entire team must improve after a lacklustre display. The Chilean has been one of Arsenal’s most potent weapons in recent seasons but has scored just four Premier League goals this campaign, the latest in last month’s Arsenal’s form has mirrored Sanchez’s, with the north London side winless in their last three league games and slipping to seventh in the table after managing to keep just three of 22 shots on target at the London Stadium. “He is (very ambitious) but in situations like that, you do not want to focus on one player. You focus more on the collective attitude of the team to keep them focused on the quality of our game,” Wenger told Standard Sport. “We create chances. (The goals) had a dip. He tried tonight, he did defended very well as well.” Wenger also said that the defeat to second-placed Manchester United earlier this month and a lack of preparation time were factors in Arsenal’s meek display during the stalemate. Arsenal host 16thplaced Newcastle United, who are winless in eight league games, on Saturday. – Supersport “ONLY SANTA HAS A MAGICAL DRINK AND DRIVE” Road Safety Measures to take into Consideration Keep your dim lights on all the time whenever you are driving on main roads between towns. Avoid using a mobile phone while driving. Portray a positive attitude towards other road users. Do not increase your speed when being overtaken; Do not overtake a blind spot. Do not overtake multiple vehicles, be patient and give a chance to those in front to overtake first. Start your journey well on time. Ensure that all occupants are wearing seatbelts, and use child restraints for younger children. If you are driving a pick-up bakkie, please don’t carry more than six people in the goods compartment. Windhoek City Police wish you all a very peaceful and Crime Free Festive Season. 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