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There is an old saying that people are rewarded in public for their deeds in private. However, there is going to be a long time that some are not in the limelight, but their time will come and that will override everything. Eckhardt was born on a commercial farm approximately 35 kilometres south of Otjiwarongo in 1956. He grew up in a village by the name of Ombujomumbonde, holed up in the Okakarara constituency. The profoundly puke-inducing reaction by some quarters amongst the self-styled football pundits to MTC’s Tim Ekandjo’s recent remarks leaves a lot to be desired. Not much is known about Namibia’s second largest harbour town Lüderitz, but this remote town with her historical German buildings boasts a unique history and has produced a decent number of outstanding personalities. One of Namibia’s most underrated yet rare successful basket rattlers, Wency Katjatako-Ndjitaviua, will go down in history as among the finest athletes to have ever represented her native land with pride on foreign soil. Death has struck the close-knit family of the Brave Lions of Judah, Hungry Lions Football Club, for the umpteenth time following the devastating news of the passing of one of the club’s stalwarts, Michael Tjinouhona ‘Pulelee’ Herunga. Unlike many of his peers who confined themselves to the playing field, former Sparta football club’s flying winger-cum-midfielder Carlos de Gouveia was a jack of all trades and master of all. Former Namibian boxing head honcho Kelly Nghixulifwa was strangely not exactly known for his exploits in the boxing ring as a budding young middleweight champion, but rather made headlines as the most successful Commander-in-Chief of both the National Amateur Boxing Federation and Namibian Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board, portfolios he held simultaneously and occupied with distinct Back in the day, just after the unavoidable amalgamation of multi-racial football leagues across the colour line, there was a fairly unknown team from Omulunga township, a residential area in the north-central town of Grootfontein. As it stands, internationally-acclaimed sprinter Christine Mboma might have set the scene alight and is currently the talk of town, and rightly so. The vastly populated north-eastern town of Rundu has never been short of high-profile sport personalities. Eish! So, the dust has hardly settled and here comes another Fifa delegation to ostensibly look into the seemingly unending shenanigans at Football House. Katutura glamour football club African Stars have produced a significant number of great shot stoppers over the years, but none come anywhere near acrobatic net guard Asaria Ndjiva Kauami. Without a shadow of doubt, former Tigers lethal goal poacher, the late Times Mwetuyela was one of the greatest footies ever to have graced Namibian football fields back in the day. The Namibian Bill of Rights clearly dictates that everyone is equal before the law and reserves the right for equal protection/treatment, including inherent dignity and the right to have that particular dignity respected at all times, be it socially or otherwise. New Era Sport caught up with the calculated midfield kingpin to talk about his amazing football career and his experience in his adopted land of the Brave. Back in the day, unfashionable Khorixas outfit Robber Chanties Football Club boasted arguably one of the deadliest frontline combinations in domestic football. Located approximately 185 km north-east of Okahandja, the village of Okatupapa, in the heart of the vastly-populated Otjozondjupa region, is home to this author and is the place where few noted personalities have spent a significant chunk of their formative years. Tears of agony had hardly dried up when death struck the close-knit family of Tigers Sport Club, affectionately known as ‘Ingwenyama’. Exciting Grootfontein outfit Chelsea Football Club has in the past produced a significant number of great footballers of substance. Love him or loathe him, Albertus Katiti is a Namibian boxing icon and without a shadow of doubt, one of the most-fascinating leather traders of his generation. A much-reserved human being and one jolly good fellow of decent upbringing, his flawless brilliance in the boxing ring was something out of the ordinary.