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WINDHOEK – Following last weekend’s 23-40 defeat against visiting South African club Xerox Golden Lions XV at home, Namibia’s second-string rugby side, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will tomorrow be away at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria where they face the Vodacom Blue Bulls for their second SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter. Windhoek – England based Namibian-born defender Ryan Nyambe, who plies his trade for English Championship giants Blackburn Rovers, has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the club and see the 21-year old Namibian remain at Ewood Park until 2021. WINDHOEK – Namibian veteran long distance queen Helalia Johannes – at the age of 38 – remains unstoppable and continues to defy Mother Nature with her commanding exploits on the track, and on Saturday she once again reminded all and sundry that more is yet to come. WINDHOEK – The Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex, which was initially aimed at addressing the incessant lack of sports facilities and accord the country’s youth an opportunity to compete and showcase their talents, remains in a sorry state and continues to dwindle. WINDHOEK – An audit report on the accounts of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service for the 2017/18 fiscal year – conducted by the Office of the Auditor General – shows a persistent decline in interest by various sports federations and stakeholders in using government sports facilities. WINDHOEK – There was a bit of relieve for Namibia Premier League (NPL) relegation-threatened Orlando Pirates and Civics, who both managed to secure vital wins in mid-week action that saw them momentarily breathe a sigh of relief. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s veteran pugilist Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda will tomorrow be faced with a mammoth task of succeeding where compatriots Paulus “The Hitman” Moses, Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo and Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa once tried and failed – that is on the grueling world-renowned American boxing stage. WINDHOEK – It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for local boxing, after Namibia’s veteran boxer and former two-time world champion Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda was out-brawled and outfoxed by America’s fast and furious fighter Stephen Fulton Jr in the wee hours of yesterday. WINDHOEK – There is just a few matches left before the curtains come down on the 2018/19 Namibia Premier League (NPL) season and still there is no concrete communication as to how the NPL will go about the promotion and relegation of teams this season. WINDHOEK – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigations into the internal affairs of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has taken a fresh twist, as the Namibian anti-graft body is now in hot pursuit of Brave Warriors Team Manager Tim Isaacs, New Era Sport has learnt. WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) run-away table-toppers Black Africa will tonight need either a win or a draw against struggling traditional rivals Orlando Pirates to lift the coveted league trophy, to end a five year drought. WINDHOEK – Having lost out on the league title, African Stars will tomorrow turn their full attention to the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup final where they face archrivals Tigers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. WINDHOEK - Namibia’s rugby second-stringers, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will Sunday continue their hunt for a first victory in the ongoing SuperSport Rugby Challenge when they square off against Down Touch Griffons at the Impala Rugby Club Stadium in Rustenburg. WINDHOEK – Two crucial goals from Image Isaacks and Crispin Mbewe, coupled with the club’s sheer determination to finish the season on a high after having earlier lost out on the league title, helped propel African Stars to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Tigers on Saturday in the maiden Standard Bank Top-8 Cup. WINDHOEK – After weeks of uncertainty, the executive committee of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) yesterday finally announced that for this season – which ends on Sunday – the league will relegate the bottom three teams, including demoted Young African FC, but the promotion of teams still hangs in the balance due to an inactive National First Division (NFD). WINDHOEK – America’s 21-year old sprinting sensation Michael Norman last Sunday clocked a remarkable 19.84 in the 200m at the Golden Grand Prix in Osaka, Japan to tumble the meeting’s all-time 200m record of 19.87 set by Namibia’s sprint legend Frank Fredericks 20 years ago. While Namibians in all spheres of the country are waiting with bated breath the country’s participation in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) slated for next month in Egypt, a catastrophic man-made storm is brewing at the troubled Namibia Football Association (NFA) Football House in Katutura. WINDHOEK – Having last featured for the Brave Warriors almost four years ago, Namibian Germany-based midfield-cum-striker Manfred Starke is back in the national team fold and will do battle for Namibia at this year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. Following Sunday’s hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Mambas of Mozambique in their 2019 Cosafa Cup opening match, Brave Warriors assistant coach Colin Benjamin has cautioned his charges against taking the foot off the paddle when they face the Flames of Malawi tonight at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Brave Warriors assistant coach, Collin Benjamin, heaped massive praise on Namibia’s courageous performance in their 2-1 loss to Malawi late yesterday during their 2019 Cosafa Cup Group B decider, but admitted that lack of experience had a hand in their defeat.