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The dominant view amongst ardent football followers is those athletes of Damara descendants have been at the forefront of producing the greatest footballers gracing our football pitches over the years. WINDHOEK - Former African Stars and youth international McBride “Jali” Ndjavera, is certainly rekindling his flagging football career on foreign soil. The skillful midfielder has been crowned champion in only his debut season with Swedish 3rd tier campaigners IFK Amal. WINDHOEK – Veteran Namibian roadrunner Olympiad and reigning Sportswoman of the Year award holder Beata Naigambo, handsomely returned the compliment to compatriot Helalia Johannes, who has cleared the field to win the highly competitive Cape Town marathon in the Mother City, last weekend. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s leading boxing promoter Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias, aka the Don King of African boxing, is fuming as a result of what he terms deliberate systematic sabotage by blokes who have an axe to grind with him. HOCHFELD - With no official football league activities in sight, local footballers will have a chance to dust off their togs when action gets underway in earnest in the newly introduced annual Warara Summer Cup, to be held at the Summerdown Shopping Complex field, this weekend. Without a shadow of doubt, former African Stars burly forward Rhuu Kaumbangere, was one of the greatest footballers of his generation and can be spoken of in the same breath as Orlando Pirates goal ace Ismael “Lemmy Special” Narib, Martin “Zika” Williams, Times Mwetuyela, Honnie Ochuub, Gabes “Flying Fish” Mupupa and Daito Hagedoorn. WINDHOEK – It’s a do or die moment for Paulus “the Rock” Ambunda, when the veteran Namibian professional boxer climbs in the ring to stake a claim for another shot at a world title. Windhoek – Much travelled retired Brave Warriors forward Pinehas Nambindi Jacobs, aka “Heel Extension”, will be smiling all the way to the bank. Windhoek – Just a few months ago, former Namibian Bantamweight World champion, Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda (38), was randomly mocked and labelled a has-been, as far as trading leather was concerned. WINDHOEK - One of the most successful football coaches in the country’s flagship football league, Woody Jacobs, is a man on a serious mission. WINDHOEK - Brave Warriors coach Bucksy Mannetti opted for the tried and tested cadre when he announced his 26-member squad for Namibia’s do-or-die clash away to the Mozambican Mambas in the AFCON 2019 Qualifier on the 10th of this month. Perhaps coincidentally, the sickening ongoing war of words between the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) and its supposed commercial arm just came about at the time when Namibia has qualified for her sixth successive appearance at the IRB Rugby World Cup finals to be hosted by Japan, next year. From the notorious Guest House to the genuine leather couches at State House, the life journey of energetic Namibian Consul General in Menoque, Southern Angola, one Mauritz “Lucky” Gawanab, is just one of those astonishing tales that can only be traced in libraries and archives - detailing how successful blokes who have traveled through challenging thorny paths finally reached the promised land of WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors free scoring goal poacher Benson “Styles” Shilongo, is in the best moment of his yet to be fulfilled promising football career. Namibian football is a great deal indebted to Otjiwarongo outfit Life Fighters Football Club, aka ‘Kahirona’ in terms of developing genuine raw talent. WINDHOEK – The much-anticipated annual football spectacle, the Dr Hage Geingob Cup, a precursor to the country’s elite football kick off has been thrown in turmoil. WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors under fire mentor Ricardo Mannetti, made his critiques sit and eat humble when his tactical acumen propelled the Namibian senior football team, the Brave Warriors to a hard fought come from behind 2-1 win against hosts Mozambique, on Saturday. WINDHOEK – Peter Shalulile’s lone strike was enough to separate the two teams when hosts Namibia defeated Mozambique by a solitary goal in their back-to-back do-or-die 2019 AFCON Qualifier under floodlights at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek, last night. Slightly over a fortnight, New Era Sports paid tribute to one of many unheralded football heroes in history, former African Stars Football Club bustling forward, Rhoo Mabeva-Kaumbangere, but little did we know this was in fact the last time we would see him alive again. Well, they don’t say it loud but persisting whispers flirting throughout the narrow corridors of Football House, has it that tension between the country’s football honcho, Frans Mbidi and his subjects has reached a boiling point.