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New Era Newspaper Thursday July 27, 2017

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22 SPORT Thursday, July 27 2017 | NEW ERA Shottists ruffle feathers at Heja Lodge Staff Reporter Windhoek The 5th Regional NHR- SA competition came full circle at Heja Lodge, east of Windhoek, with 68 shottists in action at a very well prepared shooting course, set up by the Central representatives. First up was the Caracal target discipline, shooting without external support in a standing position; followed by the shooting of five gongs at various distances using a specially prepared telephone pole structure. The third event saw shottists using kneeling positions while shooting at an Impala target; followed by a Fox target while in a sitting position using a pole planted upright in the ground that saw quite a few variations of sitting in that particular event. On the 5th course, participants shot from a lying position using an x-bag and short pole at an Oryx target before concluding with the five-gong course again using a pole that was planted at a 45 degree angle. What made it more interesting was that colours were painted on the pole with the first opening two shots made to stand upright, then kneeling for two shots and then lying down for one shot, all within a space of two minutes. At the end of the competition, everyone agreed that the day was very successful and enjoyable with the course set up in such a way that participants could challenge themselves while learning new tricks. The gathering attracted some first time shottists, which were great, and together with seasoned shottists were excited about the next shooting competition slated for Tsumeb on August 26. The day was concluded with the prize-giving ceremony at the SKW Hall where the following shottists received their medals in the various classes: In the Penkoppe class, accolades went to Janro Greeff with Hanre Cocklin and Mike Baartman Jnr tailing in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. In the Junior class, first prize went to Xander van Rooyen followed by Maritz Muller and Henco Kotze in that order, while JP Human claimed first place in the veteran class. In the Senior class. David Francis claimed the scalps Winners… The ladies together with the national and presidential men’s teams are to represent Namibia in the Test match against South Africa on October 20 at the Oanob Resort, near Rehoboth. of 2nd placed Louw van Zyl in a two-horse race with Cornel v/d Westhuizen, Bets- Marie Coetzee and Stephanie Marais claiming podium spots in the Ladies class in that order. The Men’s class was won by Francois Marais Jnr, with Francois Marais Snr and Dirk Sauber adrift in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The trident also claimed the Gold class to be crowned overall winners on the day from their respective positions. In the Silver class, Ferdinand Schnaitmann came out tops followed by Tabbie Barnard and Willie Langford in that order with Gunther Woortman taking honours in the Bronze class. He was followed by Gawie van Zyl and Heinrich Barnard in 2nd and 3rd places respectively. The National Women’s team was also announced upon completion of the competition and comprise of Cornel v/d Westhuizen, Karola Woortman, Stephanie Marais, Lauren Nesenbered, Johanna Baartman (reserve) and Johan Wessels (team manager). Injury sidelines Kazapua for Comoros clash Staff Reporter Windhoek Brave Warriors’ hard fought triumph over Southern neighbours Zimbabwe came at a heavy price with African Stars’ lanky shot stopper Loydt Kazapua the casualty. The reliable net guard faces a lengthy period on the sidelines following his unwanted second half substitution after he suffered a fractured collarbone during the decisive second leg 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Zimbabwe in Harare, last weekend. Kazapua has kept a clean sheet in goal for the Warriors’ fairytale run in the CHAN qualifiers this year but now has to watch from the stands as the rusty Warriors attempt to book a ticket for the continental second string showpiece in Kenya next year. The lanky goalie, son of former African Stars shot stopper Ratjindua Katji- Defying odds… Despite the absence of competitive domestic football league activities, the Brave Warriors second strings are poised to surpass all expectations in their bid to qualify for CHAN 2018. mune, reveals that he has a niggling pain in his right shoulder after he was replaced by reserve goalie Edward Maova in Sunday’s clash of the titans at Harare National Stadium. To worsen matters, medical scans confirmed that the injury (dislocated collarbone) is likely to keep him out of competitive football for not less than four weeks. . “I’m very disappointed but I’m somehow glad this unfortunate injury happened in the line of duty, doing the best for my beloved land of birth. “I’ve played my part to help the team beat a very good Zimbabwean side and would have loved to throw my body on the line all the way to Kenya but this is the reality of life and I have to face it and deal with it. “Nonetheless, I’ve no doubt that the boys have great attitude and hunger to show what they can do,” said a clearly disjointed Kazapua. Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti added that it’s very sad for Kazapua to miss out but admitted that his absence could also open a chance for the agile Maova to impress. “Look, Loydt has been a very dedicated, good goalkeeper for our CHAN team over the years and our number three as well, while Edward is our number four in the pecking order, sometimes five, and this time around he has a chance to take the number one jersey and help the team qualify for CHAN. “Ted’s confidence is high after that magical penalty save against Zimbabwe that gifted him the trust of his team-mates, something that can only help build team unity,” said Mannetti. Another player who will be missing training is inspirational skipper Stigga Ketjijere, who is currently on the treatment table nursing a niggling muscle injury that will keep him out for two weeks. “It’s true, he will be out for two weeks, but we are quite confident he will be ready to face Comoros on 13 August in the first leg,” charged the former Santos holding midfielder. Namibia confront Comoros away on the 13th of next month with the return leg slated for Windhoek at the Sam Nujoma Stadium a week afterwards as the final round of the 2018 Kenya CHAN qualifiers concludes. NEW ERA NEWSPAPER FOR NAMIBIA CLASSIFIED ADVERT BOOKINGS • Legal Notices • Liquor Licences • Name Change • Birthdays • • Death Notices • Tombstone Unveilings • Thank You Messages • PLEASE CONTACT Stephina Luoke • Tel: (061) 27 33 23 • E-mail:

Thursday, July 27 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 In high spirits... Tura Magic’s reliable centre-back Tebs Lombard (left). Photo: File Great platform for Magicians to lift trophy – Tebs Monday, 24 July 2017 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, 25 July 2017 Staff Reporter Windhoek Namibia premiership giant killers, Tura Magic, will go all the way in their quest to lift the trophy in the maiden edition of the newly introduced Debmarine Namibia Cup, but to do that the Magicians will first have to negotiate their way past the mighty Civilians. In a battle of the giants, the two Premiership clubs will lock horns in the quarterfinal at the Legare stadium in Gobabis on Saturday. The exciting Magicians outfit has never won the Namibia Football Association (NFA) flagship knockout cup competition, but this time around the team’s football playing centreback Tebs Lombard believes the squad has what it takes to launch a serious challenge for the elusive honour, although the goatee-bearded defender is fully aware of the danger posed by their opponents on Saturday. “I’ve been with the club for years now and it is yet to win major silverware. Now is the best time for us to lay our hands on the trophy, given our passage so far. Of course, Civics will be a stern test for us and if we beat them, then for sure, we can lift the cup because of the quality we have in the squad,” Lombard boasted. The Warriors defender also believes his fellow international teammates in the squad will come in handy as they prepare to take on a Civics side that they are yet to see playing, in the absence of competitive topflight football this season. “Look, we have no idea who is at Civics, but we have Charles Hambira, Ita Keimuine and Oswaldo Xamseb, who have been all part of the national senior team for over a month, while some of us have had the necessary game time at international level. So, I just hope that we can show on Saturday and for us to claim victory progress to the semifinals.” The lanky centre-back acknowledges the hazard posed by the Civilians, citing goalkeeper Edward Maova, whose confidence is high after saving the decisive spot kick against Zimbabwe last weekend. Tickets for the Debmarine Namibia Cup tie are on sale at Computicket for N each and will also be available at the gates on match day. Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Namibia Academia Training College 09:00-13:00 Walvis Bay NAMBTS (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 ____________________________ Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Kickboxing Club (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________ Thursday, 27 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Oshakati Town (Hospital Grounds) 10:00-16:00 Retirement Fund Solutions 09:00-14:30 NIMT Arandis (Main Campus) 09:00-16:00 ____________________________ Friday, 28 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Paratus Telecom 09:00-14:30 Spar/Wimpy (Swakopmund) 10:00-15:00 ____________________________

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