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22 SPORT Wednesday, July 12 2017 | NEW ERA Mixed fortunes in field hockey, as Unam stumbles Staff Reporter Windhoek The Bank Windhoek Field Hockey Premier League resumed this month with the first matches promising a challenging season ahead. The season’s pipe opening match in the men’s league saw perennial powerhouse Unam sending a stern warning to their competitors with a comprehensive 8-1 hammering of fellow students NUST in a onesided match. DTS were also in action against Saints, with the young side pushing the Olympia outfit all the way and almost to a surprise victory but the Germans narrowly clinched the tie 3-2. League action returned in full swing on Sunday, with a titanic battle between Unam and WOBSC and following a dominant first week the students could not replicate their previous performance as they surprisingly went down 5-1 against their fired-up opponents and title rivals. In other action of the day, DTS confronted the muchimproved BDO Wanderers side, but the Germans were in a mean mood recording a comfortable 4-0 victory but just missed a vital bonus point. Saints came up against NUST and having suffered defeat at their hands in the night league Saints wanted to prove a point and exerted revenge on their opponents via a whopping 13-1 to restore parity. The current log standings are as follows: TEAMS PLAYED WON LOST DRAW GF GA BONUS POINTS NUST 2 0 2 2 21 0 0 BDO WAND 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 SAINTS 2 1 1 15 4 1 5 UNAM 2 1 1 9 6 1 5 DTS 2 2 0 7 2 0 8 WOBSC 1 1 0 5 1 1 5 Women’s League On the first weekend of the Bank Windhoek Women’s Premier Field Hockey League, WOBSC had to concede against BDO Wanderers, which saw BDO win 5-0. Saints took on DTS, with the young club making most of their opportunities and winning the game 6-0. Sunday also saw Saints women against NUST. There was no question about who wanted the game more as Saints rumbled to an 8-0 victory. TEAMS PLAYED WON LOST DRAWN GF GA BONUS POINTS NUST 1 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 BDO WAND 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 5 SAINTS 2 2 0 0 14 0 2 10 DTS 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 WOBSC 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 UNAM MUNICIPALITY OF GOBABIS NOTICE: 002 / 2017 GENERAL VALUATIONS OF RATEABLE PROPERTIES WITHIN THE LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA: GOBABIS The Municipality of Gobabis in accordance with Section 67 of the Local Authorities Act, 1992 (Act 23 of 1992) as amended, hereby informs all the residents that Metrics Real Estate Consultancy has been appointed to conduct the General Valuations of all rateable properties situated within its area of jurisdiction. In terms of Section 67 (4) (a) of the Local Authorities Act, 1992 (Act No. 23 of 1992) as amended and Subject to the provision of paragraph (b) it state that, a Valuer shall, for the purpose of the valuation of any rateable property in terms of this Act, have the power to enter any property at any reasonable time and after having given the owner, occupier or the person in control of such property prior notice as may in the circumstances reasonable. (b) When a Valuer exercises or performs a power, duty and function in terms of this Act in the presence of any person affected thereby, he or she shall on demand by any such person produce to him or her the certificate issued to him or her in terms of subsection (3)(c). (c) The owner, occupier or other person in charge of any such property shall at all times furnish such facilities and information as are reasonably required by a Valuer in order to enable him or her to exercise or perform his or her powers, duties and functions in terms of this Act. In terms of Section 67 (6) Any person who hinders or obstructs any Valuer in the exercise or performance of his or her powers, duties and functions shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine not exceeding R 2 000,00 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment. Ms. N. Nakashole of Metrics Real Estate Consultancy (081 719 6166) and her officials will spearhead the valuation process. In order to complete this process, the consultant might need to do the job after normal working hours and during weekends. Therefore, please accord them all the necessary assistance that they might require from you. The valuation is expected to start from Monday, 10 July 2017. Council apologize for any inconvenience that could be coupled with this valuation exercise. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. ENQUIRIES: MS. L.P. SO-OABES Tel. No. : 062 – 577 300 HOUSING & PROPERTIES OFFICER Gobabis 4 July 2017 No plans to scrap Chan - Ahmad There are no immediate plans to scrap the African Nations Championship (Chan) despite its lack of appeal among some coaches and players. The tournament, primarily aimed to serve as a development vehicle for players based on the continent, has proved to be a headache for most coaches as it does not fall within the Fifa calendar. As such clubs, especially those on the continent, are not obliged to release players, which has left coaches scratching all over to find players. Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad, in his first visit to SA, said the tournament would continue to feature on the Caf calendar. Ahmad said that while there were some reservations about the Cosafa and Chan tournaments, these competitions were critical in developing the game on the African continent. He said instead of doing away with these tournaments, the issue which African football leaders should grapple with is how to consolidate the regional tournaments. “Africa is a huge continent and as such regional tournaments play a vital role in the development of the game in Africa. And it is on this scope that I should praise Cosafa for managing to have these various tournaments annually. It is not easy but we should just find a way to better organise and run them.” The next Chan tournament is scheduled for Kenya next year but there are serious concerns around facilities and the readiness of the east African country to host it. “We did send a powerful inspection team (to Kenya). And at the moment the reality is that they are not ready. The same way we don’t want politics to interfere with football, we don’t want football to interfere with politics. Our delegation is talking to the government – as you know there will be presidential elections in August. They asked us to give them until the end of August when they will give us their action plan. “After that we will sit down to take a decision whether we will have it in Kenya or not. The tournament will take place at the indicated dates in proper conditions, with infrastructure that Africa will be proud of. That I can assure you of,” said Ahmad. Asked to comment on his success as Caf president thus far, Ahmad said “there are many” without giving any specifics. He took over from long-time African football head Issa Hayatou in March. But Ahmad admitted that he took over an organisation in need of deep reform. “But it’s not in my nature to expose things that are not working,” he said. The Caf president said he was impressed by the Safa House, describing it as a world-class organization, which other African countries must emulate. During the visit, Ahmad touched on several issues but said the upcoming Caf Symposium in Morocco should form the continental blueprint going forward. “We have invited all stakeholders of the game including coaches and club owners; this symposium should give us direction on the way forward,” he said. The Caf president said that while there has been lots of talk that Caf should move its headquarters to South Africa from Egypt, this was not part of his agenda during his campaign. He said he has not found out what reasons the founding fathers of Caf, of which South Africa was part, arrived at for having the headquarters in Cairo, but one reason is that Egyptian civilisation helped this great African continent. “The reasons for taking the Caf HQ to Egypt were taken by the pioneers of African football and they decided to have it in ancient Egypt. I don’t see the reason for taking away the Caf HQ from Egypt,” he said. -

Wednesday, July 12 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 Paralympic team off to London for World Championships Otniel Hembapu Windhoek A strong contingent of Namibia’s top para-athletes left for London yesterday, where they will represent the country at the upcoming International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships in the UK. The championships, which will be staged at the Olympic Stadium in London, will start on Friday and run until July 25. The team is lead by Namibia’s 2016 Paralympic Games gold medalist Ananias Shikongo and includes Johannes Nambala, Lahja Ishitile and Eino Mushila. The guides are Even Tjiuju (for Shikongo) and Sydney Kamuaruuma (for Ishitile). The team yesterday received a warm send-off in the capital, where First National Bank (FNB) Namibia also used the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment towards sport development when it announced a sponsorship of N0,000 to help the Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC) with the athletes’ participation. It was also disclosed yesterday that the two would go into a one-year sponsorship agreement. FNB Corporate Social Investment Manager Revonia Kahivere said the bank through their Namibia Foundation Trust decided to assist NPC to meet their financial Photo: Strauss Lunyangwe Good to go... A strong team of Namibian para-athletes left for London, England yesterday to represent the country at the upcoming World Championships, starting this Friday. challenges ahead of the London trip. The athletes’ participation in the world championships was uncertain due to unpaid participation fees, the cost of accommodation and meals. The NPC was partly assisted by Disability Sport Namibia (DSN) with more than N0,000 but the money was not enough to cover all the trip expenses, hence FNB’s timely financial intervention. The send-off ceremony was also attended by Namibia Sports Commission chief administrator Freddy Mwiya, Sport Commissioner Peter Wilson, deputy director of marginalised people and women in sport in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, Jo- Ann Manuel, FNB corporate social investment manager Revonia Kahivere and NPC secretary general Michael Hamukwaya. Collectively, the above-mentioned administrators and FNB’s Kahivere urged the athletes to represent the country with pride and to ensure they deliver the desired results by bringing medals home. The IPC Athletics World Championships sees athletes with physical disabilities and in a few events, with intellectual disabilities, compete. Initially it was staged every four years, but this changed in 2011 and it is now held every two years. Photo: Red Bull Team Namibia In mean mood… Local rider Mark Sternagel had the crowd on the edge of their toes when he came out tops in the Gallina Leg 6 Motocross race on Saturday. Unstoppable Sternagel leaves competitors in dust Staff Reporter Windhoek The Gallina Race Track was a hive of activity last weekend when it hosted another exciting Motocross series that attracted a number of South African junior riders. A total of eight riders from South Africa were in action in the Quads challenge, meant solely for quad bikes in different age divisions, including Motocross class categories. Namibia’s very own Mark Sternagel secured first place in all heats at the Gallina leg 6 Motocross “Nam vs SA”. The Namibian came up against eight riders in the Class A division and crossed the finishing line ahead of compatriots Björn Bierbrauer and Ruhan Gous. The event organisers also made provision for the Prince & King of Dirt event, a race which parades the top 15 riders of Namibia in various Motocross classes. Once again, Sternagel claimed top honours in this particular category. His spectacular triumph on the day involved claiming top positions in all heats, including the King of Dirt, where he tumbled his own course record of 1:24:30 to 1:23:70 around the track – a first for Namibia and for this Namibian Motocross legend.

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