REIGNING Namibia Premier League Champions Black Africa will face arch-rivals Orlando Pirates on the opening day of the 2012/2013 season scheduled for 22 September.
The Namibia Premier League this week held a draw for the new season and it emerged that back-to-back MTC Premiership champions Black Africa would host Orlando Pirates in their quest to retain the premiership title once again.
On the opening day of the season, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) will also welcome nemesis Ramblers to the SKW Stadium.
PROMISING young coach Christy Khuruseb aims to bring back the pride of the Ghosts as he takes over the reins at Orlando Pirates in the MTC Premiership.
After steering Civics to a second-place finish last season, the former Orlando Pirates coach returned to his beloved Buccaneers ship where he plans to restore lost pride and dignity to the Katutura giants.
“I have come back to make sure we restore the pride that this great club had built up. Nowadays teams are not afraid to face Pirates but they need to know that Pirates will be different this coming season.
NAMIBIA’S woes in the toughest group at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup finally ended when they lost to Bangladesh by seven wickets with 78 balls remaining on Thursday.
Namibia’s Under-19s won the toss and elected to bat first, however, that was as far as their luck would run as they only managed to post a paltry 151 runs before the Asian nation bowled them out.
Captain Steven Baard, who had previously underperformed, led the batting on 40 runs with supporting acts from all-rounder Zhivago Groenewald (19) and the opening pair which made a 39-run partnership.
THINGS are heating up and Cricket Namibia still has some anxiety about Craig Williams’ recovery as they prepare to take on Kenya late in September in the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixtures.
According to Cricket Namibia’s head coach Johan Rudolph, Williams is back in the thick of things. Williams ruptured his shoulder in May and they expected him to be out for about five to six months.
“I can tell you now that Craig has started with light training today [Monday this week] and he is determined to come with us for the Kenya games.