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New Era Newspaper Monday February 19, 2018

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22 SPORT Monday, February 19 2018 | NEW ERA NBF Northern Committee forms schools league ONGWEDIVA get to pace myself well and “I can call myself a team early individual races that tired to challenge for a win mates achieve their goals when we compete in that - tion (NBF) Northern Committee is determined to popularise schools in the Oshana region Stahlhut said only four primary school teams has increased to For the kids… Members of the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) Northern Committee, Kiliat Stahlhut (right), Pondo Nailenge (left) and Lovisa Plaisir (black T-shirt) pose with the basketball league schoolchildren. Photo: Nampa eight this year, and we have at the same time added the high school The high school league also committee currently caters for school teams that are from the extension of the league to other northern regions once sponsor- “The league is currently funded with our own resources and as such, we are appealing to companies, organisations or individuals to offer us some sponsorships for the further development of our The league for this year - received in the area forced the committee to shift some of the allow schoolchildren to prepare said the second leg of the league will start in June and end July 8 when its activities for the year The primary school league teams are Ongwediva Control Anderson CS 1, Charles Anderson CS 2, Hashiyana CS, Erundu CS, Kleine Kuppe Private School, Taapopi Senior Secondary School the teams playing in the high – Nampa WINDHOEK The Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF) on Saturday tournament for 2018 at the After part in various weight categories, while several other were there to sidelines of the tournament, KBF and one for seniors, on a monthly and seniors so as to avoid having - Naule added that funds to Trading blows… 2018 at the After School Centre in Windhoek over the weekend. run such tournaments are hard interested companies to come on - tion fees to run these tournaments second month, we would have older, Naule said unfortunately - He added they only advise when they see it necessary in said such tournaments help de- organisers, referees, managers, he said, adding that the next –Nampa ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE OKOMUTATI CAMP SITE, EHI-ROVIPUKA CONSERVANCY, KUNENE REGION. Public Consultation Notice in line with Section 21 of Regulation No. 30, under the Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007), related to the EIA for the development of the Okomutati Camp Site. Tetra CC appointed KPM Environmental Consulting as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to carry out the EIA. Notice is hereby given of the Public Consultation Process. Should you wish to be informed or comment on the proposed project and EIA, please contact us by Friday 23 February 2018. Tel. +264 81 809 8896 E-mail: kpm.consulting@iway.na Coetzee aims to secure Commonwealth Games berth WINDHOEK pate at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia The young cyclist, who started the year on a positive in South Africa last month, is currently representing the country in Rwanda at the Africa Continental Road race I love most is the individual time trial, where I will Cycle Challenge, said his the Commonwealth Games “I am in pretty good form I can still step up my form for my country during the finished as runner-up in – Nampa

Monday, February 5 2018 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 BA, Chiefs draw as Civics win WINDHOEK Black Africa (BA) Football Club were held to a oneall draw by Young Chiefs FC, while Civics registered an important one-nil victory over Life Fighters at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday. BA got off to a great start, scoring within the opening three minutes through striker Derl Goa- involving Jerome Louis, Marco van Wyk and Dynamo Fredericks. With BA seemingly in control, Chiefs regrouped and started troubling their opponents with their speed and Ruaan Kamsieb equalised 20 minutes later when the Black Africa goalkeeper fumbled a long ball from Chiefs’ half. The speedy Kamsieb was the into an empty net, to leave his side tied at one-all at halftime. Both teams created a number of chances between them and none was able to convert, with the match ending one-all. BA coach Lucky Richter felt his team should have utilised their out Chiefs’ goalkeeper for denying them several goal-scoring chances. “Our objective remains the same. We want to narrow the gap between us and African Stars on the log and try and win the league this year. They did us a favour by drawing but obviously, we failed to take advantage,” he said. His opposite number, Fillemon ‘Cascas’ Angula, expressed delight with the point they picked up as the team playing away from home. “It was our plan to defend deep, stop them from playing in counter with our speedy players and it worked well. Our objective remains the same, we want to collect all the points we can possibly get our hands on,” he added. Meanwhile, Richter had to be escorted out of the stadium by the police after several Black Africa fans blocked the dressing room exit at the stadium demanding he resigns with immediate effect. The fans are blaming the coach for the team’s poor showing on Saturday, saying that during the mid-season beak he released several experienced players who had helped BA win four consecutive titles. In the other match played at the University of Namibia (Unam) FC, played to a goalless draw with Tura Magic FC in a match where both coaches admitted that their players had performed poorly. Unam FC coach Ronnie Kanalelo said it was the worst game he had ever seen as players failed to perform basic football drills like controlling, positioning and passing the ball to their teammates. James Britz of Tura Magic also felt that his team made basic tactical mistakes, saying based on the performance of both teams, the draw was a fair result. – Nampa NPL Weekend results: Thursday, 15 February African Stars 0-0 Orlando Pirates Friday, 16 February Tigers 4-2 Citizens FC Saturday, 17 February Blue Waters 1-3 Mighty Gunners Eleven Arrows 2-0 Rundu Chiefs Unam 0-0 Tura Magic Young African 2-0 Chief Santos Black Africa 1-1 Young Chiefs Civics 1-0 Life Fighters Sunday, 18 February Black Africa 4-1 Chief Santos Unam 0-0 Tigers Young African 0-0 Young Chiefs Eleven Arrows 2-2 Mighty Gunners Africa Stars 0-0 Life Fighters Blue Waters 2-0 Rundu Chiefs Paracyclists win medals in South Africa WINDHOEK The Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC)’s wheelchair and hand-cycling team won a gold and silver medal at the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge in George, South Africa yesterday. Five cyclists – Frans Paulus, Matias Kamenye, Rodney Gowaseb, Mitch Dewalt and Sebastian Joseph – competed in the 42.2 kilometre (km) and 21km hand-cycling and wheelchair events. Yesterday morning, Gowaseb - who competed in the 21km wheelchair race - won gold for Namibia while Matias, who competed in the second and secured a silver medal. Paulus, better known as Two- hand-cycling race while Joseph and Dewalt, who competed in the The Namibian team is using the championship to help improve their world ranking so they stand a better chance of qualifying for para-cycling events during the for the 2020 Paralympic Games. Speaking to Nampa, NPC secretary general and coach, Michael Hamukwaya, said the race was set up in a very challenging the championship organisers are working on improving the athletes’ cycling times. Representative… Namibian Para-cyclist Frans ‘Two-Pac’ Paulus is seen getting ready to start during the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge in George, South Africa yesterday. Photo: Contributed/Nampa He added that aside from the challenging course, the Namibian athletes found it hard to compete due to the cycles they used. “Most of our athletes are still using old tyres and outdated [wheelchair] bicycles which make it challenging to maintain a competitive mode against athletes who have the latest equipment on the market,” he said. He added that despite using old equipment, the Namibian athletes were not intimidated as they competed with courage and did very well for the country. South Africa, Ghana, Namibia and Zimbabwe all competed in the event that attracted more than 1,000 athletes. – Nampa

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