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New Era Newspaper Friday November 3, 2017

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42 SPORT Friday, November 3 2017 | NEW ERA Destined for the bigger stage… Orlando found a suitable replacement for club legend Norries Goraseb, to replicate the football virtuos- wizard in the shape of nimble-footed Christian Doeseb. contact New Era Sport’s editor: Carlos Kambaekwa at 081 128 3788 or drop an email to Sidelined... Tura Magic’s inspirational skipper Tebs Lombard (left) will be a notable absentee when the Magicians, fresh from last weekend’s win against hosts Young African, entertain the visiting Chief Santos tomorrow. AFRICAN STARS Burly net-buster Kaka Nekundi, on six goals in four matches, seems to have rediscovered his goal scoring instincts after the strongly built striker netted a brace in the Reds hard fought 3-2 win over the previously unbeaten Unam in a midweek clash. The victory saw Bobby Samaria’s red hot Starlile consolidate their position at the top of the MTC Premiership log table, comfortably sitting atop on 12 points from four games and league after four rounds of matches. Winger Aubrey Amseb has started light training after the youngster hurt his knee in the comprehensive 5-0 win over Life Fighters a fortnight ago Signaling their intention to wrest the league title away from Tigers, Starlile have reinforced their playing personnel with the signing of Immanuel Kamuserandu from African Lions and Jordan Haimbili from coastal side Celtic, while Neville Kandjoze-Tjiueza’s loan move from Tura Magic has been made permanent. BLACK AFRICA - secretive management in no uncertain terms where to get off. The former Young Ones FC cool as a cucumber defender has apparently informed his employers to start looking elsewhere for his successor, as he has no further interest in extending his turbulent lodging in the club’s hot seat. They don’t say it loud, but sources close to the inner doings of the dethroned quadruple league champions let it slip through their chronic “skinder” tongues that club honcho Ranga Haikali wants out. Simon Shikokola has arrived for title rivals Tigers, accompanied by Tura Magic’s Rakonda Mbazuvara. BLUE WATERS The Birds will be without the valuable services of reliable serving his one match suspension after he saw red in the team’s 1-all stalemate with Young Chiefs, last weekend. Hotshot striker Ballack Somaeb returns to the starting lineup after serving a one-match suspension. CIVICS put pen to paper and though details of his lodging are sketchy, maker has signed a short-term contract just to keep himself where he spent two turbulent seasons with incumbent South African champions Bidvest Wits University before he was - of multiple league title winning mentor Brian Isaacs, the Civilians are in high spirits, boasting the Isaacs magic is showing off with streetwise team owner Bro “TY’ adding for selection after missing the Civilians’ opening matches through an assortment of injuries. The energized Civilians walloped bottom club Citizens 5-1 in midweek action. CITIZENS The Citizens dropped to the basement of the MTC Premiership log standings following their 5-1 thrashing at the hands at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. Dawid Goagoseb’s unfashionable side is yet to taste victory since the start of the current term and as it stands, are certainties for relegation. Discarded in advanced talks with former club Orlando Pirates with a view of a second term at the Ghosts. Seibeb was surprisingly deemed surplus to requirements at the league stragglers. ELEVEN ARROWS After registering two draws away from home in last weekend’s league action, the chronically inconsistent seasiders are in high spirits as they welcome Orlando Pirates and Life in line for a starting berth. LIFE FIGHTERS “Okahirona” managed to manufacture a rare victory following league at their fourth attempt – dispatching fellow league stragglers Rundu Chiefs in last weekend’s action. The victory should serve as a much welcomed morale booster when the league returnees travel down to sea level to confront coastal after the hotshot striker dislocated his shoulder last weekend. MIGHTY GUNNERS cold in the domestic league and could stumble again when the unpredictable soldiers welcome two of the league’s most in-form sides in the shape of early pace-setters African Stars and Brian Isaacs’ rejuvenated Civilians. ORLANDO PIRATES Contrary to reports from Zambia that Chipolopolo’s head coach Wedson Nyirenda is monitoring Ghosts’ upcoming defender Innocent Tembo, with a keen of roping the young defender into his brigade – the former Kaizer Chiefs gangling striker has rubbished reports regarding the boy’s any linkage to his ancestral land, adding he does not even know who the boy is. Young Inno is a Namibian-born fellow but Christian Doeseb has captured the imagination of local football followers. Supporters are in absolute awe of the ball juggler’s unbelievable ball control and amazing affection towards the spherical object. RUNDU CHIEFS The MTC Premiership perennial underachievers appear to be heading dangerously towards the exit door from the number of foreigners on its books, led by the Zambian and Geoffrey Shufunda, as well as Zimbabwean national Mouso Mandjopera, but results remain hard to come by on TIGERS Our mole let it slip that Ingwe’s romance with multiple title winning mentor Brian Issacs, son of Tigers’ legend Boetie Ferre “The Slippery Fox” Akwenye, ended on a sour note. It’s believed club management shamelessly wanted to reclaim the luxury BMW sedan that was given to Isaacs as a token of appreciation for delivering Isaacs, a protégé of the notorious Bethlehem section on the outskirts of Khomasdal and elder brother to the streetwise TY, smelt a rat and acted swiftly by disposing of the “Tjarra” before it could be repossessed. Newly signed striker Zico Gaseb who arrived from fellow Premiership campaigners Mighty Gunners last year, is reportedly no longer interested in staying in the Tigers’ cage with Black Africa his preferred destination. TURA MAGIC Goatee-bearded defender Tebs “Ace” Kanono” Lombard saw red in the Magicians’ hard fought 2-1 victory over Young African at the Legare Stadium, Gobabis, last weekend. The long serving football playing centre back, who is also the club’s captain, will miss his club’s next league match against the equally inconsistent visiting Chief Santos at the SKW Stadium tomorrow. Contrary to reports by club management that head coach Wire Shipanga has been given time off to sort out personal issues – it has now emerged that the former being courted by coach-less Black Africa. There’s a long held belief that BA’s deep-pocket honcho, Ranga Haikali, is a big admirer of the youthful coach and is believed to have dangled a juicy carrot in the face of his homeboy. UNAM Ronnie Kanalelo’s much-improved students suffered Stars in mid-week by the narrowest of margins, 3-2 to be precise. Nonetheless, the calculated “Magnet” was gracious in defeat, saying his club lost against very good opponents, but was quick to send out a warning to fellow competitors to watch his young brigade carefully as the march towards spots in the top six continues. The former Brave Warriors acrobatic shot-stopper is frustrated with the fashion in which his team often leaks in goals but remains positive going forward. YOUNG AFRICAN The overly ambitious MTC Premiership new boys were heavily brought down to mother gravity – losing both their league games at their adopted home ground lost by identical 1-0 score-lines to visiting Tigers and Tura Magic respectively. The boys from the Cattle County face another battle when they travel to the city of bright lights to confront Unam in tomorrow’s league action before retreating to their home base to welcome basement dwellers Citizens on Sunday in what should points on home soil. YOUNG CHIEFS With a paltry single point in their wobbling kitty after four rounds of matches, Cascas Angula’s - witnessed in domestic football. Chiefs are away to incumbent Namibian champions Tigers tomorrow before going toe to toe with Brian Isaacs’ resurgent Civilians in less than 24 hours the following day, notwithstanding the marathon energy sapping road journey.

Friday, November 3 2017| NEW ERA NEWS 43 George Hill, the Scottish Bomber 1950–2017 … Tribute to departed football icon Fox amongst the hyenas… George (squatting far right) with the star-studded South West Africa (SWA) Currie Cup Football Team in Johannesburg, 1979. Standing from left are Harald Hanssen (team manager), Joseph ‘Mombakkies’ Eiseb, Alpheus Gaweseb, Donny Rentzke, Jeff Marting, Ronny Dagnin, Jimmy Orchard, Willy Rwida, Doc Naobeb (vice-captain) Bernard ‘Hassie’ Mingeri and Vic Lovell (head coach). Squatting, from left: Bobby Craddock, Sebastian ‘Stu’ Damaseb, Peter Keigher, Ian Wood (captain) Hasso Ahrens, Reinhardt Egner and George Hill. number of Namibians are very of Moag’, notably in the shape of footballers of years gone having as former Ramblers Captain Ramblers’ adorable footballers Apart from Corbett and National Football League (NFL) professional football league in Era Sport pays tribute to this unheralded football legend, that Carlos ‘CK’ Kambaekwa Windhoek Former Windhoek City and Ramblers mercurial attacking born on August 10, 1950 in Dundee, Scotland and like many youngsters Dundee United youth football teams from a very tender age before making his professional debut at the young lad at school. A keen golfer and highly gifted football crazy boy resolved to give more attention to the beautiful game of football. After four years playing for the Scottish Professional Football received a tempting offer from the United in South Africa, one Peter across the Atlantic Ocean only to resurface on the African continent in 1972. “Durban United used to compete in the highly competitive top tier South African Provincial National Professional Football League strength against equally strong teams, such as Durban City, Cape before he sadly met his death. “Football is more than just a game, because I met and made lots blokes that I played against, such as and Tony Colman became great pals of mine in the intervening years.” the likeable midfield kingpin developed itchy feet and crossed the years in the colours of Durban United. regarded as a black sport and guy in the streets and he asked you leave of your senses.” In the meantime, giant goalkeeper, the late Vic Lovell, relocated across the Orange River RIP Jack of all trades, master of all… A mean golfer, the multi-talented George Hill also represented his adopted native land, South West Africa (SWA), in golf playing against South African Provincial teams and would swing golf clubs whenever time permitted until his untimely death. May his soul rest in eternal peace. in the NFL second tier football league. Lovell managed to persuade professional football league after London United FC. “In fact, I joined Windhoek City Anderson, Ian Wood, Peter Rath, age of 62 at the time belied his boyish looks. machinery, as he freely pulled the strings in the middle of the park becoming a fan favourite in the time from mingling freely, let alone play the beautiful game against South African Professional (NFL) second tier league came to an abrupt of multi-racial football in the then South West Africa in 1977. Combined Banks Football Club, recruiting a number of footballers of colour, but they encountered unavoidably took the path of the dinosaur – never to reappear again. simple, the majority of the players came from a professional setup and could not easily adapt to the amateur as a result, many of the old guard, resolving to venture into other ultimate resort for the multi-talented difference in techniques; black so Kaputji Kuhanga, Ambrossius Vyff and Doc Naobeb – those guys Despite all the hiccups, the late footballers to have represented South West Africa (SWA) in the popular annual South African Provincial Currie Cup Tournament memories of his days on the football pitch, including the good old days City. atmosphere in that stadium. The nostalgia in his eyes.

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