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One of Namibia’s sprint greats, Tjipee Herunga expressed great admiration with the exploits of young sprinters Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma, saying if they don’t succumb to the growing pressure from the nation, they will go on to achieve great things for the country. The Brave Warriors yesterday received their fixtures against Zimbabwe, Mozambique and tournament guest participants, Senegal, in Group C of next month’s Cosafa Cup. Former Springbok gaffer Allister Coetzee has been appointed as the new head coach of Namibia’s senior rugby side Welwitschias, Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) president CorrieMensah announced yesterday. The local hockey fraternity is in deep shock, mourning the death of Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) president Marc Nel, who died on Saturday. The union officially confirmed his passing on Saturday afternoon through its social media platforms. Newly-appointed Namibia rugby fifteen head coach Allister Coetzee will have his hands full these coming weeks, as the country’s senior men’s team the Welwitschias on Saturday left for Ivory Coast to kick-start their 2023 Rugby World Cup campaign. After clocking an incredible 49:88 seconds to clinch top honours in the women’s 400m at the recent World Athletics Orlen Janusza Kusocinskiego Memorial in Poland, one of Namibia’s leading sprinters Beatrice Masilingi will today be back in action when the Top Athletics Lucerne gets underway in Switzerland. Namibia’s legendary rally driver Lucas Hipondoka died yesterday at age 73. The late Hipondoka, who will be remembered as one of the country’s first black rally racers, died at a Walvis Bay hospital. Namibia’s sprinting sensation Christine Mboma will today rank among the top favourites to steal headlines when the much-anticipated World Athletics Irena Szewinska Memorial Continental Gold Tour gets underway in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC) will today officially learn the number of slots the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has allotted to Namibia for this year’s Paralympic Games. When Namibia’s sprint ace Christine Mboma clocked a jaw-dropping 48.54 seconds on her way to a sensational victory in the women’s 400m at the Irena Szewinska Memorial on Wednesday night in Bydgoszcz, Poland, she did not only win the race in astounding fashion but the 18-year-old budding talent essentially killed four birds with one stone. Namibia is among six associate nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that have submitted proposals to host one of the eight men’s ICC events – two ODI World Cups, four T20 World Cups and two Champions Trophies to be held between 2024 and 2031. Brave Warriors gaffer Bobby Samaria yesterday refused to bask too much in the splendour of their 2-1 win over 2021 Cosafa Cup guest participants Senegal, saying more work still lies ahead as they prepare to face regional rivals Zimbabwe on Sunday for their second Group B clash.