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New Era Newspaper Thursday April 19, 2018

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22 SPORT Thursday, April 19 2018 | NEW ERA Mad Maroons close in on league title Staff Reporter Windhoek The Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League entered its ninth round over the weekend in Windhoek and saw Windhoek Old Boys’ (WOBSC) Mad Maroons sitting nine points clear at the top of the Men’s Premier League. Only three points separate Saints in second place and University of Namibia (Unam) who occupy the third spot after having played three more games than their male counterparts. In the Women’s Premier League, Saints moved ahead of Unam on goal difference to the top of the log. With only two weeks left until the league ends, defending champions WOBSC Mad Maroons look set to retain the title while things still remain undecided in the Women’s Premier League. Men’s Premier League On Saturday morning BDO Wanderers faced WOBSC Burgundy Bullets whom they defeated 5-1. Jan Izak de Villiers was in top form and scored twice for BDO Wanderers. Later, WOBSC Burgundy Bullets suffered another defeat at the hands of Saints 1 who beat them 10-1. Cody van der Merwe was unstoppable and scored a hat-trick. Airborne action… Wilko Hoffmann spikes the ball in mid-air while his team-mates Helmo Minz (left) and Karl Heinz (right) watch on. Also in the picture is SKW’s Michael Baas. Photo: Contributed A tough contest between Unam and Saints 2 followed. It was a relentless tussle for control of the game, but the students eventually won the match 3-2. Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) and BDO Wanderers played to a 1-all draw. DTS was tipped to win this match but BDO Wanderers came prepared and decided not to give any open play chances to their opponents. William de Arth scored for DTS while Owen Hatten netted for BDO Wanderers. Saints 2 defeated WOBSC Burgundy Bullets 3-0 on Sunday morning to make it the Bullet’s third defeat of the weekend. WOBSC Mad Maroons took on a resolute BDO Wanderers. As expected, the score of 4-2. Siyabonga Martins scored a hat-trick for Mad Maroons. Unam and DTS wrapped up the battle. The two teams gave each other a tough time during the match. But Unam lost concentration towards the end of the match as DTS narrowly won the game with a 2-1 score. Women’s Premier League Matches in this league kicked and BDO Wanderers on Saturday morning. Zani van Lill scored twice for DTS who won the encounter 2-0. Unam took on Angels in a game that could have seen the students run away with the league. But Angels stalemate. Rachel Finch scored for Angels while Ina Luis netted for Unam. In other results Unam beat WOBSC in the Men’s First League on Friday evening. The students were too strong on the night as they won 5-1. Gurus defeated Saints 4-2 and Saints went on and drew 2-all against WOBSC. Two games were played in the Women’s First league. on BDO Wanderers whom they defeated 4-1. Angels hammered DTS 7-3 in the second match. The Men’s Second League witnessed an encounter between WOBSC Young Guns and Saints on Friday evening. Saints won 6-0. First and Second Leagues are scheduled for this weekend at Wanderers and DTS indoor hockey M a n m a r k i n g … Unam’s Kavee Tjikuniva in action against Saints’ Craig McNally during their league clash. Photo: Contributed SKW maintains league dominance Staff Reporter Windhoek The second round of the Bank Windhoek Fistball League took place over the weekend at Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) in Windhoek and reigning champions Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) increased their lead with six points at the top of the table. CFC and SKW 2 share second place with 18 points each. SKW 1 cruised through Group with ease. Swakopmund Fistball they defeated hosts CFC 2 and 3, leaving them in third and fourth place respectively. Group B was also dominated by the champion’s counterparts, SKW 2. They defeated CFC 1, CFC 4 and Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) to move upped their game and beat DTS and club-mates CFC 4. The win moved them into second place in the group. After the group stages, the CFC 1 improved their overall play in the second set but lost towards favour of SWK 1 who advanced The second semi-final was between SKW 2 and SFC. SKW 2 started off strong and won the talk, SFC improved their play and won the second set to level the match. However, the tables turned in the third set, which saw In other results, CFC 2 beat DTS in the second round playoff while CFC 4 won against their club-mates CFC 3. DTS retained the upper hand against CFC 3 after they competed for the seventh and eighth spots. CFC 1 won against sixth spot match. Thereafter, CFC 1 also defeated SFC in the match for third place. Thirteen-year-old André Utz from CFC 2 was awarded the Player of the Day trophy for his exceptional play. Next on the Indoor Classic tournament scheduled to take place on the Saturday of May 12 at SFC in Swakopmund.

Thursday, April 19 2018 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 Young Warriors to host Botswana on Sunday Eyes on the job ahead… Namibia’s Young Warriors will this Sunday take on Botswana in Windhoek for the second leg of their 2019 CAF Photo: BackpagePix Staff Reporter Windhoek The Young Warriors are set to The team is expected to outperform the next stage of the competition. Young Warriors coach Gerald Gunther says: “After a goal-less goals and I think the preparation from but I think the boys are ready; the couple youth players in the previous Brave of most of the players because most of the players, if not all, looked up to the likes of Brave Warriors captain Ronald a dream come true to the boys. the public is urged to come in numbers to support the boys. proceed to the second round to face meeting advancing to the third and next month. Pavaza off to Cairo for CAF Referees Course Staff Reporter Windhoek Monday, 16 April 2018 As part of preparations for upcoming competitions, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) organised a course for elite men referees from April 19 -25 in Cairo, Egypt and Namibia’s FIFA referee Jackson Pavaza is attending the course. used to gauge the readiness of the participants for impending competitions, notably the Confederation Cup and Confederation Champions group stage matches. since the start of his career, is amongst the the Mauritania vs Guinea match at the 2018 CHAN games held in Morocco earlier this year and also handled a handful of inter-continental competitions. He also expressed appreciation to CAF and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) for foul off and on the ball, and careless and deliberate fouls, among others. league champions of the MTC Premiership. Top of his game… Namibia’s FIFA-accredited referee Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Okakarara (Town Council Hall) 10:00-15:00 NIMT (Keetmanshoop) 09:00-16:00 Walvis Bay Town (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Outjo (Mathys Greeff Old Age Home) 11:00-18:00 Keetmanshoop ( NG Church Hall) 11:00-18:00 Mpact (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 Thursday, 19 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Otjiwarongo (NG Church Hall) 11:00-18:00 Regional Health Training Centre (Keetmanshoop) 09:00-14:00 Pick ‘n Pay (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 Friday, 20 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Municipality (Otjiwarongo) 09:00-12:00 Mariental Town (Anandi Guesthouse) 11:00-18:00 Municipality Town Office (Swakopmund) 09:00-14:00 Saturday, 21 April 2018 Platz Am Meer (Swakopmund) 09:00-14:00 Sponsored by:

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