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Namibian boxer Jonas Junias Jonas’ 2020 Olympics medal dreams were crushed by Australian boxer Harry Garside in the men’s lightweight bout of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Namibia sprint sensations Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi will have to pull out all stops when they face the world’s best female sprinters in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 200m final today at 14h50. With the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers set for next month, secretary general of the Namibia Football Associations (NFA) Franco Cosmos yesterday said they are currently in talks with various authorities in South Africa, with the hope of securing stadiums that can host the Brave Warriors’ World Cup qualifying matches. Tura Magic Ladies have appointed former Namibia Football Association (NFA) technical director, Timo Tjongarero to lead them at the Cosafa Women’s Champions League later this month. Retail banking giant FNB Namibia yesterday became the latest entity to lead a horde of corporate companies that pledged financial and material support towards Namibia’s newly-crowned Olympic women’s 200m silver medallist Christine Mboma and fellow finalist Beatrice Masilingi, following their breath taking exploits in Tokyo, Japan. Namibia’s marathon swimmer Phillip Seidler on Wednesday night finished 16th in his Olympic debut out of a lineup of 26 swimmers in the men’s 10km Open Water race in Tokyo. When Namibia’s two last competitors at this year’s Olympic Games, Helalia Johannes and Tomas Rainhold, take to the road in the women’s and men’s marathon races this weekend, they will not only be competing against the best runners in the world, but will also be running against the elements in Japan. Namibian international lock Ruan Ludick has recently joined French rugby side, Sporting Club Appaméen. The Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa will play host to the Brave Warriors’ 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying games set for next month. After several months of inactivity due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in Namibia, contact sports and other activities such as social events are now allowed to resume. The International Cricket Council (ICC) yesterday released the fixtures for the opening round of this year’s Twenty20 Men’s World Cup, which will see the Eagles of Namibia battling it out against Sri Lanka, The Netherlands and Ireland. Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) president Abner Xoagub yesterday shared that they are in the process of teaming up with government and other relevant stakeholders to start legal and consultative steps in the fight against Beatrice Masilingi and Christine Mboma’s ban from the 400m races. Interim Brave Warriors’ head coach Bobby Samaria yesterday named a strong 32-man provisional team in preparation for Namibia’s upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier clash against Congo-Brazzaville in South Africa next month. The Namibia national chess team delivered master moves to progress to Division 3 of the ongoing 2021 World Chess Federation (FIDE) Online Chess Olympiad held over the weekend. Action will continue this coming weekend as the Namibians eye qualification to Division 2. Netball Namibia (NN) secretary general Imelda Nerongo yesterday said the much-loved Netball Pent Series could still be on the cards this year but depend on the outcome of their calendar review process, and how the Covid-19 situation continues in the following months. Tura Magic Ladies will today leave for Durban, South Africa, ahead of their participation in the inaugural edition of the Cosafa Women’s Champions League, which gets underway tomorrow. Tura Magic Ladies will on Sunday take to the field against Zimbabwean outfit Black Rhino Queens in their first match of the much-anticipated Caf Women’s Champions League Cosafa Qualifiers in Durban, South Africa. Tura Magic Ladies started off their Caf Women’s Champions League Cosafa qualifiers on a bad note when they lost 3-0 to Black Rhinos Queens of Zimbabwe at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban, South Africa. Following Sunday’s scintillating performance that earned him a silver medal in the men’s T11 400m at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympics, Namibian sprinter Ananias Shikongo will tomorrow be looking to take it a step further when action gets underway in the men’s T11 100m heats. Namibian champions Tura Magic Ladies yesterday bowed out of the ongoing Cosafa Women’s Champions League after they lost 1-0 to Zambia’s Green Buffaloes at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban, South Africa.