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Instead of addressing the thorny issue of players’ outstanding appearance fees and the decaying state of local football, Franco Cosmos, the secretary general of the financially crippled Namibia Football Association (NFA), has again gone rowdy. Still fresh from scooping the Best International Athlete of the Year award at Friday’s Athletics Weekly Magazine Awards, Namibia’s sprinting sensation Christine Mboma is again on the verge of winning another international accolade. Namibian tennis star Connor van Schalkwyk yesterday got his breakthrough to the international tennis arena, following his admission into the main draw of the 2022 edition of the Australian Open Junior Championships. Namibia’s veteran boxer Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma has blamed Saturday’s eighth-round technical knockout defeat to South Africa’s Nkululeko ‘The Bulldog’ Mhlongo on a recurring flu that caused major difficulties in breathing throughout their fight. Phillip Chiyangwa, the president of the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa), has written to Fifa to make it clear that they still recognise Ranga Haikali as the legitimate president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), despite his purported expulsion. As the curtain comes down on the year 2021, New Era Sport would like to take you, our esteemed reader, down memory lane as we reflect on all the good, the bad and the ugly of the local sports fraternity.