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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. If recent reports that secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Franco Cosmos was given a three-year contract by the NFA executive committee led by its president Ranga Haikali are anything to go by, then local football enthusiasts should brace themselves for a long ride this year. Going into today’s defining fight against Bulgaria’s unbeaten Tervel Pulev, Namibia’s boxing trouper and former WBO Africa cruiserweight champion Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro warned that his opponent must not expect an easy fight as he will bring “everything to the ring”. Namibia’s enterprising winger Joslin Kamatuka has heaped praise on compatriot and South African club Baroka FC teammate Ananias Gebhardt for making his arrival at the club a smooth process, as that, he says, contributed strongly to his superb performance in his debut against Cape Town City on Sunday in their DStv Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. Namibia’s leading boxing promoter Nestor Tobias is unhappy with the way the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has been deliberately sidestepping opportunities to put up a mega fight between local lad Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila and America’s Shakur Stevenson. Local veteran rugby gaffer and Trustco United Rugby Club head coach Robbie Dickson was yesterday announced as the new interim coach for the country’s national team the Welwitschias and will oversee all players attached to the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) High Performance Program. Brave Warriors legend and one of Namibia’s most decorated footballers Congo Hindjou has hailed local football export Peter Shalulile, saying the young striker is only getting started with his high-flying career and more goals and magical moments should be expected from the 27-year-old. The NPFL is a NFA league established by the association to replace the expelled Namibia Premier League (NPL). Late last year... Netball Namibia (NN) vice-president Rebecca Goagoses confirmed that Namibia has received an invitation from Netball South Africa (NSA) to partake in the upcoming Spar Challenge slated for Cape Town, but said NN is still considering the invite.