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Windhoek – Namibia’s U/20 rugby team yesterday narrowly missed out on a chance to win bronze at the just-ended 2018 World Rugby Trophy in Romania, when the Namibian youngsters went down 67-36 against a hard-running Portugal side at Bucharest’s National Stadium. WINDHOEK – Now more than ever, Namibia’s highly celebrated middleweight boxer Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa is virtually on the brink of a historic world title shot and could sooner than expected become the country’s next world champion. This is after the World Boxing Organization (WBO) declared the undefeated Kautondokwa No.2 in the world in the latest rankings released by the world’s renowned WINDHOEK – Contrary to reports that Oshakati’s Africa Motto Football Club has gained promotion to the Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the expense of overall winners Military School (MS) Okahandja Football Club, NFA secretary-general Barry Rukoro late yesterday shot down such reports and said the issue is still enjoying the attention of his office and a final decision will be communicated in due co WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti says preparations towards the upcoming friendly match against Botswana on 30 September in Gaborone are not only focused on bagging a victory against their regional rivals, but more importantly, the match will be used to accord home-based players much-needed game time and exposure. WINDHOEK – Former Brave Gladiators front-lady and qualified Namibia Football Association (NFA) instructor Salome Iyambo was on Monday unveiled as one of the 28 international postgraduate students selected to partake in the 19th edition class of the FIFA International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport program. WINDHOEK – At the age of 38 and still paddling on an exceptional international career spanning over 13 years, Namibia’s veteran marathoner Helalia Johannes yesterday again reminded all and sundry that she remains the Empress of long distance running in Southern Africa when she clocked a course record time of 2:29.28 to win gold at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s top football mentors Woody Jacobs, who yesterday surprisingly parted ways with club Tigers FC, is top favourite to take over at newly promoted Namibia Premier League (NPL) side Okahandja United FC, New Era Sport has established. WINDHOEK – An independent committee that was tasked by the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) to thoroughly investigate allegations of racism levelled against national hockey coach Maryke Short, yesterday announced that Short has been cleared of any wrongdoing as there is not sufficient evidence (oral or written) to prove that she racially abused player Liya Herunga. WINDHOEK – Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars FC veteran skipper Pat-Nevin Uanivi has parted ways with the Katutura giants, after both parties failed to reach terms on the player’s future at the club. WINDHOEK – The fifth edition of the annual Dr Hage Geingob Cup, which was officially launched in Windhoek yesterday, will this year see the Brave Warriors taking on the Black Stars of Ghana for the 2018 instalment of the prestigious event. WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti will tomorrow have to face the unpredictable Mambas of Mozambique without the venomous striking force of strikers Hendrick Somaeb and Itamunua Keimuine. WINDHOEK - If the venomous fangs of the Mozambican Black Mambas are to be successfully razed and disbudded, then the Brave Warriors will have to display unsurmountable character and superior intensity, coach Ricardo Mannetti believes. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s undefeated WBO Africa middleweight king Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa is faced with a mammoth task brushing aside unbeaten American opponent Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade in their WBO world middleweight title fight this weekend at the TD Garden in Boston, USA. WINDHOEK – While Namibians in all corners of the country are still jovially basking in the glory of Brave Warriors’ 1-0 win over the resilient Mozambican Black Mambas on Tuesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, it has also since emerged that a certain portion of fans in attendance breached FIFA rules and regulations when they hoisted political flags during the match. WINDHOEK – Local leading boxing promoter Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias yesterday strongly rejected perceptions that in order for Namibian boxers to conquer the global arena, they will need the impetus of top international trainers as opposed to locals. WINDHOEK – Paradoxical to the blessings granted by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to newly-formed Okahandja United FC, formerly Military School Okahandja FC, to join the Namibia Premier League (NPL) under a new entity, the NDF yesterday dropped a fresh bombshell. WINDHOEK – An unyielding secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Barry Rukoro yesterday advised the chief of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF), Lieutenant General John Mutwa, to directly deal with him and not the NPL when addressing the saga around the Military School Okahandja FC and Okahandja United FC. WINDHOEK – The 2018 edition of the annual Namibia Sports Awards will tomorrow take centre stage at Swakopmund, where the country’s crème de la crème sports personalities will be rewarded for their hard work and efforts. WINDHOEK – After weeks of uncertainty over the country’s participation in this year’s Cosafa U/20 Cup, Namibia finally confirmed her participation in the 2018 regional youth football showpiece slated for Kitwe, Zambia later this December. WINDHOEK – Beleaguered president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Frans Mbidi, who claims persecution from the association’s Executive Committee, yesterday wrote to FIFA’s general secretary Fatma Samoura pleading for urgent intervention into the endless NFA disarray and also look into his recent dismissal as president.