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Netball Namibia (NN) vice president Rebekka /Goagoses says her election as Africa Netball’s new vice president for development is not only to the greater benefit of the country, but it is an opportunity to consolidate and strengthen the continent’s development efforts as a whole. It was on a Saturday evening of August 1993 when the then 22-year-old student at the University of Namibia (Unam), just a year after fracturing his knee ligament, which eventually brought an abrupt end to his flourishing football career with Okahandja-based club Liverpool FC, that Erwin Handura’s life would change forever. Although they missed out on an opportunity to secure an early spot in the semi-finals of the ongoing Cosafa Cup after playing to a one-all draw against the Flames of Malawi in yesterday’s Group B clash, Brave Warriors gaffer Bobby Samaria remains adamant that Namibia can still reach the next round of the regional tournament. A dwindled performance and mounting fatigue over the course of two days saw Namibia’s Brave Warriors get dumped out of the ongoing 2021 Cosafa Cup, following yesterday’s 1-0 defeat against the Mambas of Mozambique in their final Group B match. Veteran Namibian cyclist Dan Craven’s dream of making his third appearance at the Olympic Games suffered a massive setback over the weekend after he was forced to withdraw from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19. An exasperated president Hage Geingob on Friday said the disparaging saga around the withdrawal of sprinters Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma from the 400m list of the Tokyo Olympic Games, should not go unchallenged. Namibian industrious flanker Wian Conradie has joined English rugby premiership giants Gloucester and forms part of the club’s long list of new signings for the upcoming 2021/22 season. The local cricket fraternity has suffered a massive blow following the passing of veteran gaffer and administrator, Dee Thakur. After opening up about his life story and passionately narrating how he got into the sport of hockey during last week’s Throwback Tuesday, national women’s senior hockey team head coach and veteran administrator Erwin Handura, in this final part of our conversation, talks about the current state of hockey and what needs to be done to take the game forward. Brave Gladiators poster girl Zenatha Coleman has extended her contract with Spanish Primera División giants Sevilla Football Club (FC) for another two years. Rower Maike Diekmann will today officially get Namibia’s campaign underway at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when rowers hit the waters in the women’s single sculls heats. Team Namibia’s Tokyo Olympics campaign kicked off on a lukewarm note over the weekend, with rower Maike Diekmann surviving a late scare to reach the singles sculls semi-finals, while road cyclists Vera Looser and Tristan de Lange both failed to finish their respective races.