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Kanku Musambani, head coach of Eleven Arrows Netball Club, yesterday said there is nothing special about current MTC Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL) log leaders Tigers, and come tomorrow, they will be fully ready to take them on. The chairperson of the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWC), Magreth Mengo yesterday said the board is hard at work in reviewing the current Boxing and Wrestling Control Act 11 of 1980. Very soon, a new draft of the act will thus be shared with all stakeholders for input. This weekend’s fixture between Western Suburbs and Trustco United has been called off after two players from United tested positive to the contagious coronavirus earlier this week. Despite having maintained an impressive unbeaten run of six games, Tigers Netball Club head coach Morné Pienaar is not getting carried away by his team’s perfect run, saying it is still too early in the season to flirt with league title talks. UNAM Rugby Club head coach Johan Diergaardt has cited individual efforts from a number of his players for Saturday’s well-deserved 38-21 victory against visiting Rehoboth Rugby Club during their Namibia Rugby premier League match at the UNAM stadium in the capital. In spite of overcoming the intense pressure from Khomas NamPol in the NFA Southern Stream First Division on Saturday, Okahandja-based outfit Spoilers FC’s coach Boy-Boy Mokhatu feels his team should have won the game with a much larger margin. Special Olympics Namibia will this Friday host a Youth Innovation Project, aimed at promoting inclusivity in the community. The Namibia Wheelchair Basketball Federation (NWBF) recently held a 3x3 high-performance camp, and acting president of the federation Pondo Nailenge said it was a success overall. Founder of the Futsal League, Andrei Tirtirau expects nothing but thrilling action on the last day of the 2021 season this Saturday. Local football pundits have thrown their weight behind Namibian internationals Peter Shalulile and Deon Hotto, who have both been nominated in various categories of the upcoming 2020/21 DStv Premiership Awards. The awards ceremony is slated for 6 June. Namibia’s senior netball team head coach Julene Meyer has expressed concern about the lack of intensity in the recently-launched MTC Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL), saying teams should improve their competitiveness. After a hiatus of two weeks, teams in the Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) will return to action this weekend and will see matches taking place in Windhoek and at the southern town of Keetmanshoop. Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) global super featherweight champion, Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila yesterday said his American opponent Shakur Stevenson is in for a shock when they square off for the WBO world interim super featherweight title. Two of Namibia’s leading sprinters, Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, will today leave for Italy, where they will continue with their preparations for this year’s Tokyo Olympics. Premier Sports Trading (PSTBET), a local sports betting company, yesterday officially became the principal sponsor of Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) outfit Civics Football Club, with a whopping N$550 000 sponsorship. Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) global super featherweight champion, Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila and his camp will tomorrow afternoon depart for America for his much-anticipated world title fight. Special Olympics Namibia will this weekend host its national sports day, with the aim to assemble a team that will represent Namibia at the 2023 Summer Games in Berlin, Germany. African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight champion, Nathaniel ‘Natty’ Kakololo, yesterday said he sees no threat in his Ukrainian opponent Oleg Malinovskyi and come 12th of this month, he will bring the vacant WBO featherweight inter-continental title home. With little time remaining before the much-anticipated 2021 Olympic Games take centre stage, five Namibian karatekas will today depart to Paris, France to compete at an Olympic qualifying event. Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) has requested Rugby Africa to postpone the Gold Cup Pool A tournament to November, as a result of the ban on contact sports in Namibia from 1 to 30 June 2021.