Stars, Pirates settle for goalless draw


African Stars Football Club (FC) and Orlando Pirates FC settled for a goalless draw in the first match of the second round of the 2017/2018 Namibia Premier League (NPL) played at Sam Nujoma Stadium on Thursday evening.

Both teams started the game lively, creating several half chances which their strikers failed to convert.

Pirates lost their recent signing from Stellenbosch, South Africa, Tederius Uiseb in the first 15 minutes of the game to an injury.

NBF Northern Committee forms schools league


The Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) Northern Committee is determined to popularise basketball in high and primary schools in the Oshana Region where it formed a school league last year.

Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, a member of the committee, Kilian Stahlhut said only four primary school basketball teams from within Ongwediva joined the league last year.

"The number of primary school teams has increased to eight this year, and we have at the same time added the high school league for the first time this year," Stahlhut said.

Freyer and Adrian win Pupkewitz Megabuild Cycle Challenge


Martin Freyer and Vera Adrian were crowned national champions on Sunday after winning the Pupkewitz Megabuild Road Cycling Championships.

The road race, which started at 07h00 at Carin Park, saw riders cycling through the Western Bypass, onto the Daan Viljoen road, two loops up to Matchless mine and then back again to Carin Park for the finish.

The elite men cycled 145 kilometres (km), while the elite women completed a 107km course.

Palace sign striker Sorloth on deadline day


Crystal Palace have signed striker Alexander Sorloth from Denmark's Midtjylland on a four-and-a-half-year contract on transfer deadline day, increasing competition for their misfiring Belgium target man Christian Benteke.

Sorloth has scored 15 goals in 26 games this season, while Benteke has managed only two so far, including the opener in Palace's 1-1 draw at West Ham United on Tuesday.

Herrera backs Sanchez to spark United


Ander Herrera claims Alexis Sanchez's fighting spirit has already ignited Manchester United as the Chile forward prepares to make his Premier League debut for his new club at Tottenham on Wednesday.

Sanchez is the highest paid player in the Premier League after making a blockbuster move to United from Spurs' local rivals Arsenal last week.

The 29-year-old marked his debut by setting up two goals in United's 4-0 beating of minnows Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday.

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