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WINDHOEK - One of the oldest recreational entities in the country Blue Waters Football Club, has embarked on an aggressive campaign to revive and restore the identity and pride of this historical institution. WINDHOEK – He came, saw and conquered, the fairytale journey of Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo “Bucksey” Mannetti is a far cry from a rollercoaster. The sacred garden town of Okahandja has in the past unearthed a significant number of great athletes - footballers in particular, that went on to become household names in the top echelons of domestic football. WINDHOEK – Revitalised Katutura giants Tigers Football Club, aka “Ingwe Inyama” set up a mouthwatering cup final clash of the titans against old foes African Stars. WINDHOEK – New Era Sport has been reliably informed that close to seventy sport officers, attached to the portfolio ministry have been effectively rendered redundant, seating idle in the comfort of their well decorated offices drawing their monthly salaries unhindered without having to shed an ounce of sweat. It’s now crystal clear as daylight that sport is placed right at the bottom of our government’s list of priorities – if the massive cut evidenced in the skeleton budget allocation to the country’s presiding sport body, the National Sports Commission (NSC) is anything to go by. Back in the day, recreational establishments were called into life strictly on the basis of tribal affiliation and family attachment, nothing more, and nothing less. If you were a young aspiring footballer and happened to reside in the Nama section or adjacent Damara location in the vast populated Katutura township for natives – your ultimate destination would have been already determined by desig With thirteen rounds of matches left to play in the country’s flagship football league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) – early table toppers Black Africa FC sizeable lead cheesed off to four points. The now defunct exciting coastal outfit Explorer Eleven Football Club will go down in history as arguably one of the most entertaining football playing teams in domestic football. WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors pair of the foreign legion Peter ‘Pikes’ Shalulile and Deon Hotto-Kavendjii were both in devastating form, scoring match-winning goals for their respective clubs Highlands Park and Bidvest Wits University in the stinking rich South African Professional Soccer League (PSL) last weekend. So, Namibia will be fully represented in a pair of major August sport gatherings this year following our national senior football and rugby fifteen side the Welwitschias and the Brave Warriors qualification for the Rugby World Cup in Japan and the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, respectively. Strangely, apart from the great Brazilian Edson Arantes Donascimento, aka Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo, a significant chunk of the world’s finest footballers happens to be left footed. Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Percy Tau, Ryan Giggs, Mo Salah, UITKOMS - Adored retired veteran politician Dr Libertina Amathila, who last held the portfolio of Deputy Prime Minister, came under a barrage of misplaced criticism when she vigorously spearheaded a campaign to have the marginalized San community resettled at Farm Uitkoms. It’s with great difficulty as yours truly tries by all means to wrestle and hold back tears of joy, ecstasy and above all, a certain measure of massive disappointment, wheel-barrowed by a pinch of bitterness scrolling down my advancing cheeks. Another dark chapter has befallen the local football fraternity following the untimely death of former Young Ones Football Club hard-galloping no-nonsense forward Harold Olivier, better known as ‘Oorlog’ amongst his teammates. WINDHOEK - MTC Premiership table toppers Black Africa Football Club returned to winning ways when Wire Shipanga’s wounded Lions walloped hosts Life Fighters 4-2 in an exciting six goal thriller at the Mokati stadium in Otjiwarongo, on Saturday. So, Tigers have relieved old time stopgap coach Oubaas Mokwena, aka “Siwelewele”, from his coaching duties following a string of poor results – their fourth coach to be ushered through the exit door since the start of the current term, which is certainly a record-breaking occurrence in the domestic topflight football league. Back in the day, schools dominated the beautiful game of football to the extend that many local teams were made to play second fiddle to these learning institutions in the popular knockout cup tournaments played country wide. There is an old saying that when days are dark, friends are few – this old adage certainly applied to departed former Sorento Bucks FC giant shot-stopper and Black Africa staunch supporter, Ewert Beukes. It’s quite amazing how times can fly, yours truly vividly remembers the day when a young skinny shy girl showed her competitors a clean pair of heels to clinch victory in the junior section of the maiden edition of the prestigious annual Old Mutual Victory Race series in Oshakati, more than two decades gone.