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Sam Nujoma Stadium to host soccer games again

Thu, 8 November 2012 12:02
by John Tuerijama
News Flash

Following a period of no soccer activity, the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura resumes hosting matches, starting this weekend.
In its sixth round, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) had five of its initial round matches in Windhoek played at the Independence Stadium in Olympia, because the stadium in Katutura was not fit enough to host matches due to poor lighting.
The replacement of the bulbs at the stadium by the City of Windhoek began a fortnight ago and nears completion.
The news was met with excitement by Katutura football lovers who have not been able to attend matches and cheer their favourite teams on in action. This has been due to the distance from Katutura to the Olympia stadium, which has, for a while now, been the only playing field that hosted the elite football actions in the evenings.
Katutura fans have been complaining that in the absence of public transport, they have not been able to attend the games.
NPL administrator, Joshua Hoebeb, told V-Sports, being able to host the matches at the Sam Nujoma Stadium again, is indeed a great relief.
“It is a welcoming change for soccer fans who reside in Katutura, because many have been complaining about the matches being hosted too far from where they live,” said Hoebeb.
The league administrator added, another bonus to have the League matches at the Sam Nujoma Stadium will be the number of spectators expected to turn-up during the matches. According to him, the League has noticed a decrease in the number of spectators in the recent past when the matches were hosted at the Independence Stadium.
Here is the weekend fixture:
Friday:
Black Africa vs. Tura Magic - Sam Nujoma Stadium: 20h00
Saturday:
SKW vs. Eleven Arrows - Independence Stadium: 20h00
Blue Waters vs. Tigers - Narraville Rugby Stadium: 16h00
Rundu Chiefs vs. Mighty Gunners - Rundu Sports Ground: 16h00
Civics vs. Orlando Pirates - Sam Nujoma Stadium: 18h00
Ramblers vs. African Stars - Sam Nujoma Stadium: 20h00
// JT