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New Era Newspaper Monday November 27, 2017

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NEW ERA | Monday, November 27 2017 SPORT Windhoek Namibia’s senior rugby team lost the Test series against the visiting 39 at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday. The two nations used the twomatch series as preparation for the year. In the opening match of the handed a 36-52 defeat. was the visitors who opened the score as early as the eighth minute with Juan Echeverria crossing the with Federico Favaro obliging from the resultant conversion (7-0). Uruguay’s dominant display continued unabated with Agustin Ormaechea stretching the visitors’ narrow lead with the second try as Favaro once again made no mistake to make it 14-0. As the game approached the 20th points on the scoreboard through a well-taken Cliven Loubser penalty. Determined Namibia added more points when Rohan Kitshoff Loubser (10- 14). The home side took the lead for minutes when Darryl de la Harpe crossed the line for Namibia’s second try with Loubser succeeding from the conversion (17-14). plied in the 37th minute through a penalty by Favaro to level the scoreboard at 17 each going into the halftime break. tors came out more composed running in three tries in succes- vert two of them before adding to their tally from a penalty. The hosts responded with a trio of succeed from a single conversion attempt – much to the dismay of the home crowd. And that’s how it ended: Namibia 34- 39 Uruguay. Namibia’s try scorers: Kit- Nortje and JC Greyling with two conversions and a penalty by Loubser as well as another conversion by Theuns Kotze. Uruguay’s try scorers were Ech- - added four conversions and two penalties via the boot of Favaro. Answering questions to media Namibia’s inspirational skipper Rohan Kitshoff said the Test was team how far they are in world rugby and how it should prepare better for the Africa Cup and World – Nampa Red-hot ‘Omeya’ on the rampage, as Stars stumble … Magicians lose ground in a weekend of draws Windhoek Coastal giants Blue Waters fired a serious warning to their title rivals when the seasiders collected maximum points from their respective two league matches when the MTC Premiership resumed over the weekend. Armando Pedro’s much-improved brigade hammered an ill-disciplined Tura Magic by making full use of their numerical advantage – thumping the hapless Magicians 6-2 in a match that the dismissal of twin strikers Ita Keimuine and Papi Kavezembi as well as beanpole centre Okeri Maekopo. The ill-tempered MTC Premiership clash was played at the Kuisebmond stadium in Walvis Bay yesterday. A hat-trick apiece via the deadly boots of Martin Shimanene and Marius Hashipla propelled the Birds to their biggest league victory in recent years. The hosts led 4-0 at the break. Ita Keimuine and Romeo Kasume replied for the visitors but it was not enough to salvage some lost pride as “Omeya” turned on the more goals to put the result to bed. Black Africa and Civics cancelled each other out in a 1-all stalemate. Prodigal son Awillo “Rakhale” Stephanus marked his return to the domestic football league with a second half strike before the goal was cancelled out by Erich Ochurub’s last minute tap-in to put the teams on level terms (1-1). continued after the Copper Town lads suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of the visiting Orlando Pirates on Saturday. Table toppers African Stars rent term when they were held to a 1-all draw by league rookies Young African in Gobabis on Saturday. Hosts Blue Waters registered a hard fought 1-0 victory over eternal rivals Tigers at the Kuisebmond nene netting the only goal of the match. Struggling Eleven Arrows were beaten 2-3 by Tura Magic in a 5-goal thriller. Citizens and Mighty Gunners played out a 2-all draw at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek. Young Chiefs remains winless after they were held to a 1-all draw by the fast improved visiting Life line-up. MTC Premiership new boys Young African continued their fairytale run in the country’s top- Civics 2-1 in a hard fought match at the Legare stadium in Gobabis yesterday. Arrows dusted themselves off Santos playing out a 1-all draw against the visiting Life Fighters while Young Chiefs and Orlando Pirates’ match also ended in an identical score. Ronnie Kanalelo’s Unam had the better of the exchanges against the visiting Mighty Gunners coming out tops 2-1. Rundu Chiefs netted two unanswered goals against the visiting Citizens to conclude the

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