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New Era Newspaper Wednesday July 26, 2017

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22 SPORT Wednesday, July 26 2017 | NEW ERA Top action... The annual Wanderers Visions Consulting Open will officially kick off today in the capital and will end on July 29. Visions Consulting Squash Open starts today Staff Reporter Windhoek Wanderers squash club will host its annual Wanderers Visions Consulting Open, starting today until July 29 in the capital. In last year’s edition the Open attracted top players from across Namibia and with the introduction of new technology, such as live scoring boards, the competition created an exciting atmosphere amongst players. “The feedback received from some of Namibia’s top players is that with the new technology we have now overtaken top tournaments in South Africa in terms of organisation. This proves that we are able to host world class standard tournaments. One of the main reasons that we are able to host such great tournaments is because of fantastic sponsors such as Visions Consulting, who have had a special relationship with Wanderers squash club for many years now. The team at Visions Consulting is fantastic to work with and we are proud to have them on board once again for the 2017 edition of the Visions Open,” said Wanderers squash club chairman Steven Berry. With the 2016 edition, for the first time ever, Wanderers decided it was time to shake things up a little bit, and instead of having a ladies draw, the ladies were integrated into the men’s draws, where they then played against players of the same ranking. This has been a revelation and has certainly helped grow the strength of ladies squash, as they now have the opportunity to play against the men who are either on the same level or even stronger. As with the Nashua Wanderers Open hosted in May this year, the 2017 edition of the Visions Open is already proving testament to the successes of Wanderers Squash over the last year, as they have once again managed to fill a draw of 80 players. Of these entries, numerous come from the Wanderers Juniors tournament hosted in January, and then followed by the ladies event in February. April saw the biggest ever Wanderers draw of 64 players, and then in June with the Nashua Open, attracting the biggest ever draw of 80 players. Berry added: “Due to these great tournaments that we have held over the last year, and the growth of players, Wanderers squash club have started with its squash court renovation plans. The club has now sanded down its first two courts and aims to replace the other two, which have been there for about 30 years now. There are clearly exciting things on the horizon at Wanderers squash club.” MediPark wins Dinolo Super Netball tourney in Oshana ONGWEDIVA The MediPark’s netball A-team emerged champions of the Dinolo Super Netball Tournament held at Ongwediva over the weekend. Nine teams from the Oshana Region participated in the tournament played on a round-robin basis, which MediPark A won with 16 points after recording victories in all their eight matches. The team walked away with N,000. Afrocats A ended second with 13 points collected from six wins, a loss and a draw, walking away with N,500. Afrocats B took third place, also with 13 points, but it scored 70 goals – less than 100 goals scored by Afrocats A, pocketing N,000. University of Namibia (Unam) D ended ninth overall after losing all its eight matches, while Unam A ended fourth, MediPark B in 5th place, International University of Management (IUM) in 6th place, Unam B in 7th place and Unam C in 8th overall. The tournament is being held in all 14 regions of the country and all the winners from each region will face each other in the finals slated for Swakopmund in Erongo Region on September 30. African Deli under its flagship, Dinolo, sponsors the tournament as part of the company’s corporate social investment programme. - Nampa Victorious… MediPark netball team players in a jolly mood as they celebrate winning the Oshana Dinolo Super Netball Tournament held at Ongwediva on Saturday. Photo: Contributed

Wednesday, July 26 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 ‘No Mercy Part 7’ Boxing Bonanza slated for September Ready to battle... Namibia’s former WBA world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses (right) will be the main attraction at the upcoming ‘No Mercy Part 7’ boxing bonanza slated for the Windhoek Country Club in September, when he defends his title against Tanzania’s Saidi Mundi. WINDHOEK The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy’s ‘No Mercy Part 7’ boxing bonanza will take place at the Windhoek Country Club on September 9. Former WBA world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses and Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas will defend their titles on the night. Moses will headline the bonanza by facing Saidi Mundi from Tanzania. Moses, who is the current WBO Africa lightweight champion and is ranked fourth in the world by the boxing board, needs to win this fight as it will place him in a good position to challenge for a world title again. Moses has an impressive record of 39 wins and three losses from his 43 fights, while his opponent has 19 wins, three defeats and one draw from his 23 fights. The main supporting bout will see undefeated WBO Africa featherweight champion Lukas fighting Mudde Ntambi Rabisa from Uganda. Lukas is currently ranked sixth in the world by the WBO and a win will equally propel him closer to a world title shot. He has an unblemished record of 19 wins from 19 fights. His opponent has a record of 27 fights, 22 wins, one draw and four losses. Jeremiah ‘No Respect’ Nakathila will be looking to reclaim his WBO Africa junior lightweight title after losing the title in a closely contested fight in Russia in 2016. He will fight Said Chino from Tanzania for the WBO Africa junior lightweight title. Nakathila has 11 wins and one defeat, while Chino has 13 wins, five defeats and two draws. The full fight card is as follows: 1. Flyweight - Four Rounds Jacob ‘Jay Jay’ Jacob (2 Fights, 2 Wins, 0 Losses, 1 Draw) vs Salatiel Moses (Pro debut) 2. Junior Middleweight - Four Rounds Max Iipinge (Pro debut) vs Charles Shimina (1F, 1W) 3. Bantamweight - Four Rounds Andreas ‘A1’ Amupolo (Namibia - 3F, 1W, 1L, 1D) vs Japhet Amukwa (Nam - 4F, 3W, 1L) 4. Super Bantamweight - Six Rounds Timoteus ‘Remember’ Shuulula (Nam - 8F, 7W, 1L) vs Ronald Tamani (Zimbabwe - 8F, 1W, 7L) 5. International Welterweight - Six Rounds Ebenestus Mendu Kaangundue (Nam - 5F, 4W, 1L) vs Silas Mbandeya (Zim - 10F, 5W, 4L 1D) 6. International Middleweight - Six Rounds Paulinus Paulus (4F, 4W) vs Simeon Tcheta (Malawi - 10F, 1D, 9W) 7. International Welterweight - Six Rounds Mike Shonena (Nam - 9F, 9W) vs Limbani Masamba (Malawi - 19F, 11W, 8L) 8. WBO Africa Junior Lightweight – Twelve Rounds Jeremiah ‘No Respect’ Nakathila (Nam - 13F, 12W, 1L) vs Said Chino (Tanzania - 20F, 13W, 5L, 2D) 9. WBO Africa Featherweight – Twelve Rounds Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas (Nam - 19F, 19W) vs Mudde Ntambi Rabisa (Uganda - 27F, 22W, 4L, 1D) 10. WBO Africa Lightweight - Twelve Rounds Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses (43F, 39W, 3L, 1NC) vs Saidi Mundi (Tanzania - 23F, 19W, 3L, 1D). - Nampa Airborne tussle... Action between BDO Wanderers and Saints during their Women’s Premier Hockey League clash over the weekend. Thrilling action in Bank Windhoek Hockey League Staff Reporter Windhoek The Bank Windhoek Premier Field Hockey League entered its fourth week this past weekend, with Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) topping the log in both the men and women’s leagues. In the first men’s game of the day Unam took on DTS. It was a thrilling encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw, with neither side able to break the other’s defence. On Saturday, an upbeat WOBSC (Windhoek Old Boys) side, who recently won the Night League, took on NUST. It was one-way traffic throughout the game as goalie Jacobus Coetzee got in on the scoring by scoring a penalty flick. The final score was 15-0 in favour of WOBSC. NUST is yet to win their first game of the season. Top scorer in that game was Dylan Finch with three goals. In the final game of the weekend, Saints took on a formidable BDO Wanderers side. It was a tough game for Wanderers as they went down 8-0 to the youthful Saints. Top scoring in that game was Nico Neethling with three goals. In the Bank Windhoek women’s league, WOBSC women were in top form as they defeated NUST 5-0. Top scorer in the game was Jivanka Kruger with two goals for WOBSC. With the Saints men team beating BDO Wanderers it was now time for the two clubs to battle it out amongst Tight battle... The Bank Windhoek Premier Field Hockey League produced some thrilling action as it entered the fourth week. the women teams. This time around, BDO Wanderers came up on top as they ended Saints’ unbeaten streak of the season. BDO Wanderers won 2-0. Top scoring with both goals was Bianca Muller. DTS took on Unam over the weekend with the Unam women showing exactly why they won the indoor league. They came out top in this match with a 4-0 win over DTS. Top scoring for Unam was Viola Simon and Maggy Mengo each with two goals.

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