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WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) title-chasing rivals Black Africa and African Stars on Friday recorded comprehensive victories to bolster their league title ambitions and solidify their dominance of the log table. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s dominance in the U/20 Africa Gold Cup yesterday came to a halt when the country’s U/20 rugby team lost 18-21 in a tightly contested final of the U/20 Barthés Rugby Africa Trophy in Nairobi, Kenya. WINDHOEK – Clubs campaigning in the country’s three National First Division (NFD) streams, the North East Stream First Division (NESFD), North West Stream First Division (NWSFD) and Southern Stream First Division (SSFD), are still in the dark about their immediate future. WINDHOEK – Going into tonight’s coastal derby, Blue Waters mentor Christy Guruseb has maintained that they will not deviate from their philosophy of “taking it one game at a time” when they lock horns with traditional rivals Eleven Arrows at the Kuisebmond Stadium. Windhoek –Namibia’s veteran pugilist Paulus “El Jesus” Ambunda has been thrown another lifeline to conquer the international boxing arena after it was announced yesterday that the Namibian super bantamweight boxer will square off against unbeaten American star Stephen Fulton. Windhoek – The moment a country secures qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), there is no luxury of preference and comfort, as a team has to face and deal with whoever opponent they are pitted against, local football analysts opined. WINDHOEK – With the draw for the 24 teams participating in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finalised and confirmed last Friday, and for Namibians, attention now turns to the Brave Warriors preparations and their prospects of making an impact in Egypt. WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars will tonight continue their league title hunt with a crucial clash against in-form Tura Magic at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 19h00. WINDHOEK – Former Namibia football reigning champions African Stars coach Robert Nauseb has dragged the club to the office of the Labour Commissioner, demanding that the club pays in full his outstanding money. WINDHOEK – Namibia okwa tulwa mongundu ya-D methigathano lyekopi lyiigwana yaAfrica lyokatanga kokoompadhi, e li mongundu yimwe nomapenda muudhano mbuka, Morocco, Ivory Coast osho wo South Afrca. Aantu oyendji oyu ulike WINDHOEK – Namibia’s super featherweight sensation Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila on Saturday put on a vintage display when he dismantled and outfoxed Hungarian opponent Zoltan Kovacs to further bolster his boxing career and move within touching distance of a potential world title. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s empress of long distance running Helalia Johannes on Saturday delivered a sterling performance to outclass a strong field of equally prodigious runners to win the 21-km half marathon of the prestigious Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town. WINDHOEK – The Fifa Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has ordered the Namibia Premier League (NPL) to reinstate demoted Gobabis-based club Young African back into the league until the NFA Appeals Committee has pronounced itself on the club’s future. WINDHOEK – The 18th edition of the Omaruru Spar Cycle Challenge – one of the country’s leading cycling competitions – was officially launched in the capital yesterday. As is customary, the race is slated for the town of Omaruru this weekend and according to chief organiser of the event Berthold Karumendu, a much bigger and better event is expected. WINDHOEK – Following the Fifa/NFA Normalisation Committee’s call for the Namibia Premier League (NPL) to reinstate demoted club Young African FC back into the league with effect until the NFA Appeals Committee has taken a decision on the club’s future, the league has responded to the committee with a big NO!. WINDHOEK – In his 14-page Budget Motivation speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni said the N$286 million allocated to his ministry for the 2019/20 fiscal year will not be sufficient to amply prepare the country’s various national teams for participation at important international events. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s second-string rugby side, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will tomorrow kick off their 2019 SuperSport Rugby Challenge campaign with a crucial clash against visiting South African outfit Xerox Golden Lions at Windhoek’s Hage Geingob Stadium at 16h00. WINDHOEK – Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) Freddy Mwiya yesterday warned that if local sport federations and umbrella bodies continue to shun calls for the immediate introduction of transformation policies, the NSC on behalf of government will have no choice but to consider introducing a quota system. WINDHOEK – South Africa’s biggest football magazine KickOff yesterday announced the eight shortlisted contenders for the prestigious KickOff (KO) Footballer of the 2018/19 Season award, with Namibia’s enterprising midfielder Deon Hotto leading the pack of nominees. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s international rugby star Tjiuee Uanivi has found a new home in the French second tier rugby league Pro D2 after it was announced that the bulky Namibian lock has penned a two-year deal with Rugby Club Massy Essonne (RCME).