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.
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.
Local telecommunications giant MTC yesterday announced multiple sponsorship deals with a record seven sport codes amounting to about N$55 million in total over three years, which will see a raft of major and minor sport disciplines receiving a much-needed financial boost.
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.
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.
After spending almost three months under a blanket moratorium as a result of the widespread Covid-19 pandemic, contact sports activities and other large social events will be allowed to return under stage 4 of the government’s Covid-19 emergency response program, President Hage Geingob announced yesterday.
The construction of the remaining phases of the Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex will soon get underway, with phase 5 and part of phase 4 expected to be completed during this financial year.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has allocated N$10.6 million to the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) for all its activities for the 2020/21 financial year, which marks a N$4 million increment from the N$6 million the Commission received in the last fiscal year.
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.
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.
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.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) is in the process of instructing its lawyers to invoice and demand close to N$800 000 from the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) in outstanding payments emanating from the High Court and Supreme Court cases, which the local football association both won.
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.
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.
Patrick Kauta, the chairperson of the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL), has written to the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to indicate his intention to withdraw his appeal against the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and its president Ranga Haikali.