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New Era Newspaper Monday November 6, 2017

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22 SPORT Monday, November 6 2017 | NEW ERA Outdoor Hockey League awards top achievers … Mengo scoops top award Staff Reporter Windhoek The Bank Windhoek National Outdoor Hockey League recently awarded at a glittering awards ceremony at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Windhoek. In the Men’s Premier League, the championship trophy for the just-ended season, while Unam took to the podium to receive their trophy as the champions in the women’s division. Dylan Finch from WOBSC walked away with the top goal scorer award in the men’s division, while Maggy Mengo from Unam, daughter of Namibian football legend Oscar ‘Silver Fox’ Mengo, walked away with the golden stick (top goal scorer) accolade in the women’s division. “At Bank Windhoek, we want to be the connectors of positive change, taking hands and building partnerships with fellow Namibians, enabling growth. “It is for this reason that we have formed a partnership with the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) for the past two years, said Bank Windhoek’s executive officer of marketing and corporate communication services, Jacqui Pack, adding that the project is in support of NHU’s efforts to improve sports in the country. She further highlighted how privileged Bank Windhoek contributed towards the recently concluded Hockey Developmental League, wherein a record number of 97 teams participated. In total, 361 matches were played and 968 players registered. “This represents an increase of 35 percent over the past two years. The age groups consisted of 8, 10, 12 and 14-year-olds in both the boys and the girl’s divisions. This is a remarkable achievement which has enabled access at grassroots level,” Pack boasted. At the same occasion, National Hockey Union president Marc Nel applauded Bank Windhoek for the positive and continuous support towards hockey saying the future of local hockey looks bright and well secured. “Congratulations to all the athletes, we honour your dedication, passion and commitment in creating value for sports in Namibia,” concluded Pack. League activities resume early next year. Top gents… Like father like daughter… Women’s Top Goal Scorer award recipient, Unam’s Maggy Mengo (left), is congratulated by Bank Windhoek’s executive PROCUREMENT REFERENCE No IFB TITLE DESCRIPTION CLOSING DATE & TIME PRE-BID MEETING BIDDING DOCUMENTS LEVY (non-refundable) ENQUIRIES TECHNICAL ENQUIRIES PROCUREMENT DELIVERY ADDRESS VILLAGE COUNCIL INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) W/ONB/TVC – 03/2017 CONSTRUCTION OF SEWER SERVICES PHASE 2 AT EXTENSION 1, IN TSANDI FOR TSANDI VILLAGE COUNCIL Bids are invited through Open Advertised Bidding (OAB) procedures for Construction of Sewer Reticulation System for Tsandi Extension 1 Phase 2 and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. Thursday, 30th November 2017 at 11:00Hrs. Friday 10th November 2017, 11:00 Available as from Friday 27th October 2017 at Finance Department, Tsandi Village Council, ERF 80, Tsandi Proper, Tsandi. N0.00 payable by cash to cashier at Tsandi Village Council, Tsandi. Mr. L. Mapara / Mr. T. Z. Mwoyosvi Dolphin Engineering Consultants & Project Managers (Ongwediva) Tel: (065) 238 115 Fax: (065) 238 115 Cell: 0811288240 / 0812 298 652 Email: Ms. Agrippina N Shikongo Tel: (065) 258030/42 Fax: (065) 258057, info@tsandivc. “CONSTRUCTION OF SEWER SERVICES PHASE 2 AT EXTENSION 1, IN TSANDI FOR TSANDI VILLAGE COUNCIL” Procurement Management Unit Tsandi Village Council ERF 80 Tsandi Proper P. O Box 373 Tsandi, Namibia NB* Client is not obliged to take the highest or lowest bidder ‘Brutal’ Wilder KOs Undefeated champ Deontay Wilder destroyed Bermane Stiverne by knocking out the out-of-shape challenger with one second left in the opening round to retain his WBC heavyweight championship on Saturday. The 32-year-old Wilder delivered Stiverne two times in the opening a punishing right-left to the head as the defenceless Canadian was pinned against the ropes. Stiverne then slumped to the canvas and stayed motionless for some time before being helped up and into a chair where he was examined by the ring doctor at the Barclays Centre arena in New York. “I know I am the best. I just want to prove that I am the best,” said Wilder, who has 39 wins and 38 knockouts. “I got the heart of a lion. I am the king.” Wilder was the heavy favourite going into this, the sixth defence of his heavyweight title. It was his second win over the 39-year-old former champ, Stiverne, who came into the rematch 15 pounds heavier and having fought just once since losing the belt to Wilder in January 2015. sided unanimous victory and the rematch was even easier. On Saturday, the face of the Haitian-born challenger. Just 20 seconds later, he sent Stiverne back to the canvas with a heavy right hand that landed like a club to the side of the head. By this time Wilder was having his way with Stiverne as he sealed the victory with a four-punch combination that sent Stiverne awkwardly back into the ropes as referee Arthur Mercante frantically tried to intervene and stop the onslaught. The Canadian earned another crack at Wilder in September, taking the rematch on short notice after the scheduled challenger, Luis Ortiz of Cuba, failed a doping test. “So much frustration. Man, it just seems like my career has been crazy. So many guys ducking me and so many guys using PEDs,” said Wilder. Wilder that he vowed to retire if he lost. Stiverne blamed health issues for his failure to muster much resistance to but the beefy boxer’s biggest mistake the second time around appeared to be spending too much time around the buffet table. Still Wilder said he respected Stiverne’s willingness to accept the challenge. “It took lot of courage to step in ring with someone like me. He he could,” Wilder said. Wilder hopes this win will land him a heavyweight showdown the boxing world is dying to see. Wilder issued a call for British star Joshua, who is the IBF and WBA heavyweight champ, to step up to the plate. “I been waiting on that boy for a long time now. Listen mate. I know I am the best. Are you up for the test? I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby,” Wilder said. – Nampa/AFP

Monday, November 6 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 On the rise... The International Netball Federation (INF) has taken note of the progress Netball Namibia has made over the past few months, including scooping the Development Programme of the Year award at the recent national sport awards. Photo: Otniel Hembapu INF takes note of Netball Namibia progress At the recent MTC/Namibia Sports Commission Sports Awards, Netball Namibia (NN) scooped the Development Programme of the Year award for their successful umpires and coaches training initiative. Two years ago a new initiative was founded that aimed to increase and develop the number of coaches and umpires in Namibia. The initiative was adopted from an existing model within Netball South Africa set up and was further customised by Netball Namibia. Results soon followed, with over 60 coaches and 80 umpires being trained in the two years that the initiative has been founded. The initiative has been recognised nationally at the recent national sports awards recently held in Namibia’s metropolis Windhoek. The programme was nominated for the Development Programme of the Year award in which it won. The award recognises the best development programme in the country that demonstrates substantial achievements and boasts great outreach. NN technical director Wency Ndjitaviua played a key role in making this possible. Ndjitaviua, who played provincially for South Africa for ten years, became a coach under the Netball South Africa coaching programme, which she believed in heavily. Ndjitaviua then returned to her country, where she was appointed as technical director of Netball Namibia. Wency says she immediately contacted her former coach, Bennie Saayman who then linked Wency up with current Netball South Africa director of coaches Anneline Lewis, which kicked started the partnership and thus, the initiative. “Immediately I contacted my old coach Bennie Saayman, who was the director of coaches and she linked me up with Anneline Lewis, the current director of coaches, and the relationship from there just grew,” Ndjitaviua said. Wency believes the achievement of winning the national Development Programme of the Year accolade Namibia have underlined a pathway for coaches and umpires to be developed. “We believe that we won of Netball Namibia for a coaches and umpires pathway to be developed” she added. About 70 umpires from 11 regions received training South African renowned netball guru Maggie du Plessis, assisted by Emsie Esterhuizen from Namibia. of the game implemented in 2016. NN secretary-general Imelda Nerongo indicated that during the implementation of the programme: “International Testing Panel (ITP) cadre and umpire trainer Maggie du Plessis was roped in from South Africa to train our umpires, while at the same time helping to develop a national umpire pathway that will standardise umpire grading levels, as well as ensure all regions apply the rules used internationally. Our umpire board will roll out subsequent trainings in all other regions, as well as at all future national, regional tournaments and schools’ championships.” – WINDHOEK Namibia’s International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Africa middleweight champion, Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma, said he is ready to show the world his best when he steps into the ring on 10 November in Manchester, United Kingdom. boxer Craig Cunningham for the World Boxing Council (WBC) International Silver title. The Demolisher, who has one defeat and one no-contest, said he is in great shape and the world will see a side of him they have never seen before. international title abroad and it has world will come to a standstill when I Ndafoluma. He added that the WBC title has never been won by a Namibian boxer home. “My opponent doesn’t know me and when I face him in his home ground he will see a different lion in that ring,” he stated. Speaking at the same occasion, Ndafoluma’s coach Elifas Namundjebo said he is happy with is ready because after last month’s Tshuma [from Zimbabwe], we just and I am positive he will do the country proud,” Namundjebo said. His English opponent, Cunningham Africa vs United Kingdom event that will see four WBC Silver titles on the line. Eight African boxers were selected UK). The boxers will clash in eight and the winning team will be presented with a special trophy. – Nampa Ready to rumble... Namibia’s IBO Africa middleweight champion Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma. Impact Journalist of Congratulations to: OTNIEL HEMBAPU For scooping the: Golden Pen Award the 2017 MTC/NSC Namibia Sports Awards #TalkToUs Contact us: Tel: +264 61 208 0800 Website:

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