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MTC management yesterday moved swiftly to rubbish allegations of corruption, discrimination and victimisation levelled against it by one of the company’s employees, who claimed to be fearing for his life and job as a result of the alleged abuse. "I am very passionate about the sports fraternity and especially about athletes living with disabilities." Former chairman of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Peter John van Wyk has died at age 69, the family officially announced yesterday. Van Wyk died last week Wednesday, 7 April 2021, following a lengthy battle with an illness. Namibian rugby international Tjiuee Uanivi has found a new home in the French second-tier rugby league Pro D2 after it was announced that the bulky lock has signed with US Montauban. Information around the duration of his new contract was not immediately available. Namibia’s senior women’s hockey team, known as the MTC Women Hockey team for sponsorship reasons, yesterday defeated South Africa 2-0 in an exhilarating final of the Indoor Africa Cup at the Thomas More College in Kwazulu Natal, to be crowned African champions for the second time in a row. The second round of matches in the 2021 Namibia Rugby Premier League once again lived up to expectations over the weekend with Grootfontein, Unam and Wanderers all recording convincing victories to keep their campaigns well on track. Not only did Namibia’s senior women’s hockey team win the Indoor Africa Cup on Sunday, but individual players also walked away with an assortment of accolades from the continental competition. The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) is closely monitoring the criminal case of amateur boxer Jonas Junias Jonas and will pronounce itself on his Olympic participation as soon as confirmation from the relevant authorities is available. African Stars Football Club and the MTC HopSol Youth League are on the brink of a massive legal face-off. After a world-class display at the recent ‘Together as One Part 3’ boxing bonanza, super bantamweight boxer Phillipus ‘Energy’ Nghitumbwa continues to show his eagerness to make his mark on the international arena. The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has allocated N$9.6 million to the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) for all its activities for the 2021/22 financial year, which signifies a N$1 million reduction from the N$10.6 million the NSC got in the last fiscal year. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped the Namibia Football Association (NFA) with a hefty fine of about N$85 800 for using the dilapidated Sam Nujoma stadium for international matches. After withdrawing their urgent application filed at the High Court on Saturday due to minor defects, the lawyers of African Stars Football Club corrected these flaws, and yesterday again filed their urgent application against the MTC HopSol Youth League. Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global super featherweight champion Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila, has been thrown a lifetime opportunity to fight for the much sought-after WBO World interim super featherweight title against American boxing ace Shakur Stevenson. The NRU said in a statement on Monday that they are not forcing anyone to get inoculated, but are merely acting responsibly by appealing to vital stakeholders to join the country’s immunisation drive. Former Namibia Football Association (NFA) driver and general worker Werner ‘Kapepe’ Shikwambi has dragged the local football federation to the Office of the Labour Commissioner, where is he seeking to have his dismissal overturned. Veteran pugilist Vikapita ‘Beast Master’ Meroro on Saturday proved to all doubting Thomases that he still has some firepower left in his arsenal when he stopped German boxer Shokran Parwani in the sixth round of their light heavyweight bout, with a vicious right hand to the chin. For almost five months now, six bus drivers who transported athletes and officials to and from last year’s MTC Namibia Youth Games held at Rietfontein, are still unpaid for the services rendered and have been knocking on the doors of the sports ministry and the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC), but to no avail. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday deferred the announcement of the final outcome in a case between the expelled Namibia Premier League (NPL) and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to next month. After over two years of inactivity due to boardroom politics and the effects of Covid-19, activities in the country’s first division will finally roar back to life this weekend, with matches set to be played across the country.