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Sport minister Agnes Tjongarero, who yesterday signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, said the newly-formed partnership will go a long way in helping Namibia address a raft of inadequacies; such as the lack of sport facilities and the training of coaches among others. I would like to start by applauding government, through the sports ministry, for penning a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – an agreement that both said parties will bring much-needed transformation and development to the sporting fraternities of the two countries. Acting secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Franco Cosmos, on Wednesday wrote to expelled Namibia Premier League (NPL) administrator Tovey Hoebeb to inform him that the NPL had until yesterday to remove all its moveable properties from Football House in Katutura, which is the premises of the NFA. Former president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) John Muinjo was yesterday among the country’s various football pundits who expressed mixed feelings with the nomination of South African billionaire and Mamelodi Sundowns As Namibia’s beloved Brave Warriors takes to the field today to face the Eagles of Mali at the Stadia Du 26 Mars in Bamako for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifier clash, I on behalf of the entire renowned New Era team would like to wish our boys all the best of luck in their quest to help Namibia qualify for her fourth Afcon tournament – with the other three being in 1998, 2008 an Hindjou said the overall performance of the team was below par on the day and that a handful of key players failed to come to the party. Chairperson of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Joel Matheus yesterday confirmed to New Era Sport that so far only the NPL managed to meet the deadline of Wednesday, Chief administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), Freddy Mwiya, says not only do the MTC Namibia Youth Games provide an opportunity to the country’s youth to showcase their talents, but the games also play an important role of bridging the gap between schools sport and mainstream competition. Talismanic striker Peter Shalulile’s rich vein of goal scoring form was again on display on Sunday when he played a blinder to inspire new club Mamelodi Sundowns to a 4-3 win over AmaZulu in a gripping DStv Premiership clash at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The country’s senior rugby team, especially its youngsters, are set to miss out on some much-needed game time and exposure from crucial competitions such as South Africa’s Supersport Rugby Challenge and the Currie Cup First Division and others. Secretary general of the Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC), Michael Hamukwaya, has underscored that the upcoming MTC Namibia Youth Games will have multiple positive effects on the local sports sector, especially for the country’s para-athletes. The sad passing of Argentine football great Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60 following a heart attack, has prompted me to reiterate what I and many other fellow pen-pushers have been saying: let’s honour our legends while they are still alive!! The death of Argentine football great Diego Maradona prompted scenes of mourning around the world, and Namibians alike have joined in paying tributes to one of the greatest footballers of all time. The much-anticipated MTC Horse Racing Derby will take centre stage at the garden town of Okahandja, where the crème de la crème of Namibian racehorses will take to the tracks to compete for top honours and bragging rights in the various divisions. There will be no room for schoolboy errors for Namibia’s former triple world champion Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo when he squares against Kazakh opponent Daniyar Yeleussinov for the vacant IBF inter-continental welterweight title at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, in Hollywood, Florida. Friday’s letter from the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) has been received with mixed emotions by both the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the expelled Namibia Premier League (NPL), with the NPL opposing the resolutions contained in the letter and the NFA saying they have moved on. Fearless, unflinching, courageous, committed, forthright and empathetic are some of but a few words I could find to describe one of Namibia’s most decorated and gallant journalists Chrispin Inambao, who passed away yesterday at age 50 following a lengthy illness. …as Namibia falls short of Cosafa glory Local boxing veteran and former WBO Africa cruiserweight champion, Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro, has left for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ahead of his comeback fight against Bulgaria’s undefeated Tervel Pulev on Friday. Lawyer Loini Shikale-Ambondo has taken charge of the country’s sports appeals committee, replacing fellow prominent lawyer Ruth Herunga, who resigned from the position last week.