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New Era Newspaper Tuesday February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13 2018 | NEW ERA NEW ERA | Tuesday, February 13 2018 Namibia outlast Oman in WCL Division 2 Page 22 SPORT NPL second round kicks off Thursday Page 23 24 SPORT Page 22 I’m coming for you and I don’t miss – Hitman warns Beltran Big shot… Namibia’s boxing veteran and former world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses (right) will this coming Friday lock horns with Mexican-American opponent Raymundo Beltran for the vacant WBO world in Nevada, USA. TAMAS PRADARICS N- - - - - - - - - - - - - –www. Prestigious effort… Namibia’s young hockey sensation Kiana-Che Cormack scooped the prestigious Top Goal-Scorer Award at the just-ended 5th edition of the 2018 Federation of International Hockey (FIH) Women’s Indoor Hockey World Cup held in Berlin, Germany from February 7 - 11. Cormack chart having scored nine goals in total for Namibia during the women’s global hockey showpiece, which overall out of 12 teams. Cormack is tied atop the goal charts with Ukraine’s Yana Vorushylo, who also netted nine goals at the tournament. Cormack (left) is seen here jovially displaying her accolade alongside Namibia skipper Maggie Mengo.

22 SPORT Tuesday, February 13 2018 | NEW ERA Namibia outlast Oman in WCL Division 2 A Bilal Khan went in down to hosts Namibia in a thrilling encounter in the ICC World Cricket League Sunday. In a crucial match of the competition played at Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek, Namibia won Oman, who lost their opening match to Canada but did well to defeat Nepal in their second outing, made a disastrous start losing three wickets with just 10 runs on the board. ered well thanks mainly to Mohammed Nadeem and Jay Odedra before being all out Nadeem and Odedra con- each. Earlier, opening the innings Jatinder Singh made 29. For Namibia, JN Frylinck and SF Burger claimed two wickets. Oman then made it some tight bowling. How- eight wickets. It was thanks to Gerhard Erasmus, who scored an win in two matches. For Oman, Bilal Khan claimed bagged two. The top two teams from the six-team competition two will be relegated to with three wins in three out- and the UAE (2) are in the second and third place respec- by Namibia (2 points from two matches) in fourth place. Fifth-placed Oman should now win their remaining matches against the UAE and bottom-placed Kenya to - Angula wins bronze medal in Kenya WINDHOEK Matheus Angula won his first medal as a disabled swimmer at the Kenya National Paralympic Committee (KNPC) National Open and Para Swimming Championships on Friday. The KNPC and the Kenya Swimming Federation (KSF) jointly hosted the championships at Kasarani Aquatic Centre in Nairobi from February 8 to 11. Angula, also known as ‘Spiderman’, set two personal best times during the championships after point 95 seconds (2:05.95) in the 100 metre (m) backstroke, from his to win a bronze medal for Namibia. He also managed to break his African record in the 100m freestyle after he bettered his time At the same championships, the KNPC with the support of World Para Swimming and the Agitos of the International Paralympic Committee) hosted an international training camp for athletes and coaches and international Angula’s coach Sonja Lindemeier, who also attended the coaching clinic, said Angula’s performance will boost his selfesteem. Lindemeier told Nampa on enquiry on Sunday that the medal will encourage him to do better in She said they had hoped to get kept in his old category. “We are now just going to work a category that has swimmers who than Angula,” she said. Angula, who has no legs, is the SB5 category. The Namibian disabled swimmer is currently ranked number one in Africa in classes to include swimmers with a short stature, amputations of both arms or moderate coordination problems on one side of their body. –Nampa Proudly representing… Namibian para-swimmer Matheus Angula proudly as he displays the bronze medal he won in Kenya. Photo: Nampa

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