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Put in simple terms, the National Sport Appeals Committee yesterday ruled that the decision by the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) not to grant the Namibia Premier League (NPL) a licence to operate a professional football league is oxymoron, Whether or not the envisaged Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) – which is a breakaway league planned to replace the expelled Namibia Premier League (NPL) – will start next month remains unclear and is an issue that has deeply divided the leadership of the Namibia Football Association (NFA). Lethal striker Peter Shalulile yesterday scored twice to help the Brave Warriors come from behind to beat Guinea 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, as Namibia finished her 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers campaign on a high note. One of Namibia’s promising boxing talents Sebastianus ‘Iron Fists’ Nathanael is set to make his continental debut when he fights for the coveted vacant WBO Africa featherweight title against Zimbabwe’s Hassan Milanzi this month. The Namibia Premier League (NPL) has written to the secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Franco Cosmos, cautioning that if the local football association does not desist from using the names of six clubs, they will be left with no choice but to sue. Namibian amateur boxing sensation, Jonas Junias Jonas, on Tuesday scooped a gold medal at the XV Anniversary International Boxing Tournament in Ukraine, after he defeated home favourite Oleksandr Zheleznyak in the final of the welterweight category. President of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) Abner Xoagub has expressed satisfaction with the growing number of Namibian athletes who have qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, which will take place from 23 July until 8 August 2021 in Japan. Chief administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Freddy Mwiya yesterday burbled and waffled as he tried hard to explain how the blunders that marred the 2020 MTC Namibia Youth Games came about and how the NSC’s capacity was outweighed by the magnitude of the event. 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.