34 SPORT Friday, March 23 2018| NEW ERA Namibian rugby star Venter joins Jersey Reds Namibia senior rugby side the Welwitschias’ back row player Janco Venter is set to join Jersey Reds next season as one of four new signings for the Championship club. The 23-year-old Venter, who played at the 2015 World Cup, has won 19 caps for Namibia and continues to excel at international level. Fellow back row Graham Geldenhuys, 22, Zimbabwean scrum-half Hilton Mudariki, 25, and New Zealand back Leroy van Dam, 24, will also join the Reds next season. “They have shown great potential and now have a chance to push on,” said Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon. “I’ll be excited to see how they’ll evolve their games after they’ve got stuck in to pre-season training.” Geldenhuys played for South Africa Under-16s and has made eight appearances for the Durban-based Sharks in the Currie Cup - South Africa’s domestic club competition. Mudariki has played 13 internationals for Zimbabwe and Van Dam represented New Zealand Under-20s before moving to play in the Hong Kong Premiership. Jersey, currently fourth in the Championship, have now signed seven players for next season. Jersey Reds is a rugby club based in Jersey that competes in the RFU Championship. In the 2009/10 season Reds won their play-off at Twickenham and also in the 2012/13 beat their greatest rivals Guernsey consecutive year. Jersey gained promotion by winning National League One and are now in the RFU Championship. The team was known as Jersey Rugby Football Club until the start of the 2016/17 season, when they changed their name to the Jersey Reds. Jersey is one of the Channel Islands that remained under the United Kingdom crown. Jersey is a self-governing parliamentary democracy under a constitutional legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination. The Lieutenant Governor on the island is the personal representative of the Queen. Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK, but the UK is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. - www.bbc.com NOTICE Take notice that PLAN AFRICA CONSULTING CC, Town and Regional Planners on behalf of the owner intends applying to the Municipality of Windhoek for the: REZONING OF ERF 3211 WINDHOEK, C/O SCHÖLEIN AND CURIE STREETS FROM ‘RESIDENTIAL’ WITH A DENSITY OF 1:900m² TO ‘OFFICE’ WITH A BULK OF 0.4 CONSENT FOR FREE RESIDENTIAL BULK, INCLUDING A GUESTHOUSE AND A CHAPLE FOR PRAYER Erf 3211 is 1 172m 2 in extent. The proposed zoning will enable the owner to erect an office building with a total floor area of 468.8m² and additional dwelling units with a floor area of 234.4m² which is 50% of the proposed bulk. Further take notice that the plan of the erf lies for inspection on the town planning notice board in the customer care Centre, Main municipal offices, Rev. Michael Scott Street, Windhoek. Further take notice that any person objecting to the proposed use of the land as set out above may lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof, with the Windhoek Municipality and with Applicant in writing within 14 days of the last publication of this notice (final date for objections 13 APRIL 2018) Plan Africa Consulting CC Town and Regional Planners P.O.Box 4114 WINDHOEK Tel (061) 212096 Fax (061) 213051 / 088614626 Tsumeb, Windhoek to host Debmarine Cup matches … exciting action this weekend Staff Reporter Windhoek Windhoek and Tsumeb will host the 2018 Debmarine Namibia Cup round of champions Young African take on Black Africa, while Tura Magic face Mighty Gunners and Golden Bees confront Life Fighters in some of the top matches. The Sam Nujoma Stadium and Tsumeb’s Oscar Norich Stadium will play host to the weekend’s matches, which are slated for tomorrow and Sunday, as clubs battle it out to reach the next round of the country’s biggest football competition. games will be played in total, with three taking place tomorrow and two on Sunday. Tomorrow, Real Fighters take on Eleven Arrows followed by African Stars and of the day will see Citizens against Young Chiefs. On Sunday, action will resume at 15h00 when Tura Magic confront Mighty Gunners before Black Africa lock horns with Young African. At Tsumeb, there will be eleven games altogether, starting with tomorrow’s action between Swakopmund FC and Ohangwena Nampol, to be followed by Once Again against Rhino FC. Space Age FC take on Khomas Nampol, Tigers go up against Khuse FC, and Rundu Chiefs against Civics, before match of the day against Reho Madrid. On Sunday the programme is Blue Waters vs Fresh United, Orlando Pirates vs Outjo Academy, Bingo/Eastern Chiefs vs Unam, Dynamos vs Onathinge, Golden Bees vs Life Fighters. After the weekend, 16 clubs will be in the draw for the last 16 of the 2018 Debmarine Cup with matches to be played The overall winner will walk away receives N0,000 and each losing awards, such as Man of the Match and others, will amount to N,000.
Friday, March 23 2018| NEW ERA SPORT 35 Tribute to departed hard tackler, Joe Shaduka 1956 – 2018 Death has struck another wellknown football hero as the country woke up to the sad news that retired Life Fighters Football Club hard-as-nails defender, Joe Shaduka, has taken a bow from the game of life after surrendering to a long battle against diabetes. Bro Joe will be best remembered for his uncompromising close marking style and tough tackling as he sent shivers running riot in the bellies of marauding forwards. The author had the rare privilege of rubbing shoulders with bro Joe close up from countless on-field battles during the adrenaline-pumping no-holds-barred intensive encounters between Hungry Lions and “Okahirona” football clubs, back in the day. A no-nonsense hardtackling right fullback, Bro Joe’s traditionally high level of competitiveness and never-saydie attitude persuaded the club’s hierarchy and adoring teammates to install him as captain of the It’s indeed with a heavy heart that I’m penning this tribute when the departed brother would literally remind me in no uncertain terms each and every time we crossed paths that until such time I – Namibian football would be totally incomplete. Sadly, the brother has exited the game of life before we could Carlos “CK” Kambaekwa Windhoek The late Joseph Shaduka, aka Joe, joined the exciting Life Fighters Football Club from unfashionable Orwetoveni as an untried raw young fullback. His arrival at the purple and white stripe unit coincided with the club’s inevitable transformation process and he found himself thrown at the deep end alongside a significant number of young footballers recruited to succeed the fading old guard. of football excellence, the revered St Joseph’s Secondary School (Dobra), Joe was a steady fullback who made the right fullback position his own property paired alongside beanpole defender Eliah Tjaverua, Stephanus and the ageing Skelly His unavoidable arrival at stability into the team’s leaky defence, as he marshalled the defence with maturity way belying his rookie tag. His experience from Dobra rubbed off on his new teammates. After all, bro Joe received proper football coaching on the latest techniques of the modern game via the hands of revered football coach Willem Hans. And while playing alongside football greats in the mould of Stu Damaseb, his homeboy Seth Shituleni and other gifted young footballers at the school’s hostel football team Sorento Bucks – bro Joe was indeed a natural ball player and could be seen venturing forward to join the attack whenever the situation demanded. A great tackler and a good reader of the game, Joe’s phenomenal ball distribution was something out of this world while his aerial power left the opposition in absolute awe. Subsequently, bro Joe went on to form the spine of the revitalised and was an integral part of the team that won promotion to the country’s elite football league, the breakaway Namibia Soccer Super League (NSSL) in the mid-80s. His never-say-die-attitude and uncompromising defensive style captured the imagination of many a neutral football fan wherever knockout cup competition, notably An outright Otjiwarongo hometown upon leaving school and Captain Fantastic…Bro Joe (sixth from left standing) in the purple and white strip of “Okahirona”. Back row from left: Siegfried “Yster Katenda” Kahingunga, Skelly Kavetuna, Taa Kazenaimue, Lukas Naobeb, Joe Shaduka, Laurentius “Oubaas” Pogisho. Squatting from left: Eliah Tjaverua, Percy “Sledge” Tjaverua, Nikita Hivei, Ruben Makgone, Five Kandingua. took up employment as a salesman Fighters FC lanky centreback Rudi Tjaverua, who also happened to be a salesman at Metjie & Ziegler in the town. because he was playing for rival our friendship grew, I somehow managed to convince him and persuaded Joe to join Life Fighters recalls Joe’s buddy Rudi. coincided with that of former Black Africa great Albert Louw, who resurfaced at the club as a player- appealed to Joe because he did not adds Rudi. A prominent political activist, himself in hot water with authorities (cops) and would spend time in police cells. activist and the cops would always pounce on him at the slightest provocation – leaving me with the heavy task of having to go to his grandmother’s home to relay the sad Joe sent shockwaves amongst the team’s diehards when he jumped ship alongside beanpole goalie the newly formed Forest FC – much to the chagrin of the Okahirona’s followers. Nonetheless, it was not long before the prodigal son returned home after a short stint with Forest FC. His presence was sorely missed by his teammates who had christened customary roving boots because bro Joe never pulled out of 50/50 confrontations where his opponents would always come off second best. In the meantime, Joe would always feature for Blue Waters as a guest player whenever he visited the coast. With age no longer on his side and having run his full circle at relocated to sea level after he found employment at the Rossing Uranium Mine in the Erongo region and eventually settled in the Namibian harbour town of Walvis Bay. He re-joined costal giants Blue Waters FC and although he was quite long in the tooth to continue what he did best, stopping marauding forwards right in their tracks at the time – bro Joe was not totally lost to football. The well-built tough-as-nails right fullback joined the Birds’ technical staff and was later elevated to the plum position of head coach. Bro Joe will be laid to rest in his hometown at the new Orwetoveni Cemetery in Otjiwarongo, tomorrow morning. May his soul rest in eternal peace in one piece. RIP... Joe Shaduka Gone too soon … RIP - Joe (fourth from left standing) Back row, from left: Uendjiura Kaaronda, Julius “Senzeni” Stephanus, Gerson Kaputji Kuhanga, Joseph “Joe” Shaduka, Laurentius “Oubaas” Pogisho, Eliah Tjaverua, Moses Tjikava Mbai (team manager). Squatting from left: Five Kandingua, Nikita Hivei, Taameuru Kazenaimue, McKenzie Kairua, John “KK” Kake, Siegfried “Yster-Katenda” Kahingunga.