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WINDHOEK – An unyielding secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Barry Rukoro yesterday advised the chief of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF), Lieutenant General John Mutwa, to directly deal with him and not the NPL when addressing the saga around the Military School Okahandja FC and Okahandja United FC. WINDHOEK – The 2018 edition of the annual Namibia Sports Awards will tomorrow take centre stage at Swakopmund, where the country’s crème de la crème sports personalities will be rewarded for their hard work and efforts. WINDHOEK – After weeks of uncertainty over the country’s participation in this year’s Cosafa U/20 Cup, Namibia finally confirmed her participation in the 2018 regional youth football showpiece slated for Kitwe, Zambia later this December. WINDHOEK – Beleaguered president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Frans Mbidi, who claims persecution from the association’s Executive Committee, yesterday wrote to FIFA’s general secretary Fatma Samoura pleading for urgent intervention into the endless NFA disarray and also look into his recent dismissal as president. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s fast-rising boxing star Mikka ‘Silent Assassin’ Shonena will be back in action to defend his WBO African welterweight crown against Tanzania’s Mfaume Mfaume at the Windhoek Country Club on 30 November. WINDHOEK – The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday agreed with and endorsed Fifa’s stance that the dismissal of Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi was illegal, invalid and the whole process leading up to Mbidi’s sacking was flawed as due process was not followed. WINDHOEK – Namibia international goalkeeper Virgil Vries yesterday strongly rubbished a report by South African football magazine Soccer Laduma that claimed the Namibian had gone AWOL and his club Kaizer Chiefs has no idea of his whereabouts. WINDHOEK – Namibian sports have now become the breeding grounds for infighting, tribalism, nepotism, personal interests and hatred and if this repulsive trend is left unchallenged, the local sporting fraternity will soon follow the route of the dinosaurs. WINDHOEK – Launching the 2018/19 football season yesterday in the capital, the leadership of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) announced that monthly grants for the new season have been increased from N$65 000 to a handsome N$114 280 per month per club. WINDHOEK – As per earlier recommendations of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Prosecutor Kadhila Amoomo, the NPL executive committee yesterday resolved to suspend Gobabis-based club Young African FC from all league activities with immediate effect, pending the finalisation of the disciplinary proceedings against the club. WINDHOEK – As of late yesterday the commencement of activities in the beleaguered Namibia Premier League (NPL) hung in a serious balance and confusion reigned supreme due to uncertainty as to whether the league will officially start today as earlier announced, or not. WINDHOEK – After surviving an imprudent suspension that was unlawfully meted out by the executive committee of the Namibia Premier League (NPL), Gobabis-based outfit Young African FC will tomorrow look to dust themselves off when they take to their home turf Legare Stadium to confront Citizens FC for their 2018/19 season opener.