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“We will have the awards this year and we are looking at October, the 31 October to be precise. They [awards] are on our calendar for this year and we really want to ensure that our hardworking athletes are recognised and rewarded,” said Mwiya. The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) yesterday jointly announced a group of 270 athletes selected from last year’s MTC Namibia Youth Games held in Rietfontein in the Otjozondjupa region. Tura Magic Ladies and Galz & Goalz on Saturday weekend both edged closer to booking their places in the final of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super Cup after securing first-leg victories. The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) is still hard at work sourcing for a principle sponsor for the country’s Premier Rugby League, which has been without a headline sponsor for more than eight years now. Brave Warriors assistant coach and Namibian football legend Robert Nauseb strongly believes that if the country’s U/20 side, the Young Warriors, emulate Monday’s performance against the Central African Republic (CAR), they stand a good chance of beating Tunisia in tonight’s clash. Local middleweight veteran boxer Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma and Nathaniel ‘Natty’ Kakololo will this month be back in action when they headline the much-anticipated ‘The Demolisher’s Time’ Boxing Bonanza. Namibia’s senior football side, the Brave Warriors, has dropped two places on the latest FIFA world rankings released yesterday, with Namibia slipping from 119 to 121 place on the global football governing body’s ratings radar. Tura Magic Ladies on Saturday thrashed V-Power Angels 8-0 to reach the final of the NFA Women Super Cup, while Galz & Goalz goalless draw against defending champions Khomas Nampol ensured they joined Magic Ladies in the final, slated for this coming Saturday, 27 February. Brave Warriors legendary striker Rudolf Bester is heaping praise on the country’s U/20 side, the Young Warriors, for putting up a courageous performance at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Mauritania. Netball Namibia (NN) has confirmed the country’s availability to participate in the upcoming Spar Challenge slated for Cape Town next month, the local netball governing body’s vice-president Rebecca Goagoses shared the news with this publication yesterday. Retired boxer and current president of the Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF), Jason ‘Taks’ Naule, yesterday joined boxing enthusiasts worldwide in expressing dismay over the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recent decision to cancel the final boxing qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics. Organisers of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super Cup yesterday announced the prize monies for the winner and runners-up of the pre-season tournament, with the Cup winner expected to walk away with a handsome N$40 000.