• July 7th, 2020

POSTS BY Otniel Hembapu

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My candid view - Gratias tibi MTC!

If you go to prison right now and approach a group of 100 inmates and ask how many of them actively participated in any sort of sporting or leisure event before coming to jail, I can assure you that the statistics from their response will shock you.

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FNB could divert sponsorship to First Division…as NPL agreement lapses

First National Bank (FNB) Namibia’s three-year N$15 million sponsorship deal with suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) officially came to an end on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, and reliable sources have informed this publication that the bank is now considering diverting their sponsorship to the country’s First Division.

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My candid view - Football for Hope Centre, what a big shame

Located in the heart of Katutura, at the Katutura Youth Complex to be precise, Special Olympics Namibia (SON) was at one point the pride and hope of a community that was once economically and socially disadvantaged by the South African apartheid regime. 

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NFA, Jacobs lock horns over wages…war of words erupts

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and Brave Warriors assistant coach Woody Jacobs are on a collision course and their relationship on the verge of collapse, following a disagreement over a purported unfair remuneration package.

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My candid view - Sports Reward Policy: Namibia was never ready

Great American poet and renowned confessional writer, the late Sylvia Plath, through her many impactful writings in the late 50s and early 60s warned us about the unquenchable thirst of powerful individuals and entities always wanting to bite off more than they can chew.

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Bester speaks on Pirates, Hotto and Shalulile…as veteran striker opens up

Brave Warriors great Rudolf Bester, who is widely regarded as one of Namibia’s most decorated strikers of all time, yesterday spoke candidly to New Era Sport, opening up about his experience with South African football giants Orlando Pirates and also shared his views on the much-hyped transfer moves of compatriots Deon Hotto and Peter Shalulile.

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Versatile winger Klim signs with Jersey Reds

English Rugby Football Union (RFU) Championship side Jersey Reds, which campaigns in the UK’s second-tier rugby system, confirmed over the weekend that it has signed Namibian international Lesley Klim along with other 15 recruits ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season.

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Venter parts ways with Jersey Reds

Namibian rugby star Janco Venter is among the large group of players that were released by English Rugby Football Union (RFU) Championship side Jersey Reds, which campaigns in that country’s second tier rugby league.

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I will not be remote controlled - Haikali fumes

Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Ranga Haikali yesterday leapt to great lengths to distance himself from growing perceptions that he is not entirely ‘his own man’ and that he runs the local football federation on the instructions of external forces outside football.

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FNB's N$5 million sponsorship to football in jeopardy

If the leadership of the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) fail to approach First National Bank (FNB) Namibia and quickly pitch a new sponsorship proposal before the end of this month, the bank will be forced to withdraw its N$5 million sponsorship of the NPL and close its books for the concluding 2019/20 fiscal year.

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Gebhardt extends contract with Baroka FC

Namibian international Ananias Gebhardt has extended his contract with South African Soccer Premier League (PSL) club Baroka FC for a further 12 months, the club has announced. 

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Rugby veteran Van Lill joins new club

Namibia rugby Pieter-Jan “PJ” van Lill has signed a two-year deal with French Pro D2 club Valence Romans Drôme Rugby, which campaigns in that country’s second tier of rugby league.

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NFA exco decide Cosmos stays on until December

Namibia Football Association (NFA) acting secretary general Franco Cosmos, who was a member of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee, will remain as interim head of the NFA’s administrative affairs until end of December this year, the association’s executive committee resolved over the weekend.

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Tigers retire Kapule’s jersey No.7…as legend is laid to rest

Namibia’s oldest football club Tigers, founded in 1927 to be precise, yesterday paid a heartfelt befitting farewell to the club’s departed legend Nathaniel Alele Zico Kapule when it was announced that the club will be retiring jersey No.7, which Kapule donned during his heyday.