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For Namibia’s boxing star Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila, tomorrow’s mega fight will not only be about fighting under the glittering lights of Las Vegas or headlining one of the biggest cards in history, it will be more about correcting the missteps of his compatriots who came before him on the American boxing plinth. Namibia’s world-class boxing star Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila says he is ready to conquer the lightweight division following his dominant sixth-round victory over Mexico’s Miguel Berchelt late Saturday. Leading organiser of the Independence Cup horseracing event held at Okahandja last Saturday, Iritjiua Murangi said the country’s top horses and jockeys delivered beyond expectations, as spectators and enthusiasts were all left hankering for more. When I perused through the lengthy but well-crafted Fifa letter addressed to embattled Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Franco Cosmos on Wednesday, 30 March 2022, I immediately knew that a new dawn was definitely on the horizon, and nothing could stop the winds of change blowing across Namibian football. Chairman of the newly-appointed Fifa normalisation committee for the beleaguered Namibia Football Association (NFA), Bisey Uirab yesterday said they will waste little time in putting shoulder to wheel in their new assignment, saying their first meeting as a committee is already set for Monday. Namibia’s leading junior tennis star Connor van Schalkwyk has been invited to form part of this year’s Grand Slam Player Development Programme (GSPDP) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) U/18 A-Team, that will soon be competing in various major junior events such as the Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Namibian para-swimmer Mateus ‘Spiderman’ Angula on Sunday scooped a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke event at the South African Swimming Championships in Gqeberha, which saw the Namibian swimmer finishing the race under 50 seconds. Netball Namibia (NN) vice president Rebekka /Goagoses yesterday strongly dismissed growing insinuations that her fellow board members of the local netball association are plotting to illegally extend their term of office. Namibia’s U/20 rugby side’s head coach Chrysander Botha said guiding a young and somewhat inexperienced squad to the final of the highly-competitive 2022 Barthes Cup was beyond expectation, and proves that local rugby is on an upward trajectory. It was a weekend of contrasting fortunes for Namibia’s sprint sensations Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, with the evergreen Mboma clocking a remarkable but wind-aided time of 10.90 seconds to win the 100m at the Little Rock Twilight Track and Field Meet in the US on Saturday. Namibian veteran prop Aranos Coetzee on Friday made history when he clocked an astonishing 100th match for club Toyota Cheetahs in their 28-21 win over Western Province during a Currie Cup clash at the DHL stadium in Cape Town. Youthful Landless People’s Movement parliamentarian Utaara Mootu this week expressed concern with the spiralling social ills that are impeding the growth of local sports. Chairperson of the Namibia Sports Commission Joel Matheus has distanced himself from growing perceptions that he is prepared to apply all tricks in the book, jump through hoops and bend over backwards to ensure chief administrator Freddy Mwiya’s contract gets renewed. Namibian dancers delivered breath-taking performances at the recent Barcelona International Dance Competition, where they scooped five medals in various compositions. For the first time in Namibian football history, two of the country’s most prized exports Peter Shalulile and Deon Hotto will be crossing swords for the coveted KickOff Footballer of the Season award. Renowned athletics coach Henk Botha yesterday provided an update on the recuperation of the country’s Tokyo Olympics star Beatrice Masilingi, who was forced to limp off midway through a race during the recent Gaborone International Meet in Botswana. Namibian international Peter Shalulile on Tuesday moved within touching distance of Collins Mbesuma’s 17-year-old record of 25 league goals in a single season, when he scored in the dying minutes to help his club Mamelodi Sundowns beat Sekhukhune United 2-0 at Ellis Park. The Namibia Rugby Union yesterday led tributes for rugby legend Gerhard Mans, who died yesterday morning in a horrific road accident on Windhoek’s Western Bypass after he was struck by a car while cycling. It will be a battle of contrasting prognoses when action resumes in the Namibia Premier Rugby League tomorrow, with table-toppers Kudus eyeing to continue with their good run against Reho Falcon, who are fighting to uproot themselves from the basement. Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is still struggling to come to terms with why Namibian international Ryan Nyambe has not yet signed a new contract with the club, saying the young defender has a big future ahead at the Lancashire-based club.