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Brave Warriors’ enterprising winger Deon Hotto believes the experience and maturity of the current crop of players in the senior national team will be enough to carry them through when they confront the Red Devils of Congo-Brazzaville today at the Orlando Stadium in South Africa. The late withdrawal of Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah might have stolen a bit of spark away from today’s Brussels Diamond League meeting, but Namibia’s sprint aces Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi are determined to inject some oomph into the revered event. The Khomas Netball Super 10 returned over the weekend, and players are excited to play again. The Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) team will depart later this week for the inaugural U/15 World School Sport Games in Belgrade, Serbia. Striking a deal with sportswear giants Nike or Adidas is a dream of any athlete, and Namibia’s sprint sensations Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi recently joined a long list of renowned athletes who have sportswear sponsorship deals with the famous brands. Brave Warriors 1-0 win against Togo on Sunday, coupled with last Thursday’s one-all draw against Congo-Brazzaville, has provided Namibia with much-needed momentum in their ongoing 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, but more work still lays ahead for the Warriors, local football pundits believe. Northern-based athletics coach Edward Kapewasha, currently mentoring budding sprint talent Epifania Johannes, says the N$24 778 sponsorship handed over by Kalahari Holdings to Johannes will serve as the perfect tonic ahead of this weekend’s inaugural U/15 World School Sports Games in Belgrade, Serbia. Following a protracted layoff due to the virulent Covid-19 pandemic, the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) has earmarked end of this month for the return of activities in the Namibia Premier Rugby League. Namibia's Tokyo Paralympics silver medallists Ananias Shikongo, who won silver in the men’s T11 400m, and Johannes Nambala, who scooped bronze the men’s T13 400m, were yesterday accorded a well-deserved rousing welcome at the Hosea Kutako International Airport following their return home from Tokyo, Japan. Still bruised by his last defeat against Paulinus ‘John John’ Ndjolonimu during their WBO Africa super middleweight title showdown, veteran fighter Anthony Jarmann yesterday vowed his upcoming rematch against Ndjolonimu will mark the defining moment of his career. Action in the MTC Namibia Netball Premier League will continue this weekend. Sports officer of the Namibian Navy Netball Club Charles Muukua says the mission for this weekend is to defeat coastal rivals Eleven Arrows and get their league campaign back on track. Mighty Gunners jumped to the peak of the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League (MTC NNPL) over the weekend, and now leads the standings with 16 points. Namibia’s senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, have never missed a world cup since making their debut in 1999, and new coach Allister Coetzee is adamant they will again qualify for the next edition set for France in 2023. After a sensational performance in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday, Olympic silver medallist Christine Mboma will continue her world conquer when she runs in Croatia in the Golden Continental Tour event tomorrow. Usually, when Paralympians achieve milestones at big events, their triumphs frequently overshadow the crucial roles running guides play, and local athletics coach Letu Hamhola yesterday reemphasised the outstanding sacrifices guides continue to make for the sport. Just a few days after adding the coveted 200m Diamond League trophy to her booming list of accomplishments, Namibian speedster Christine Mboma will again have her foot back on the pedal in search of more glory when the Golden Continental Tour gets underway today in Zagreb, Croatia. Once his contract with the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) comes full circle after the 2023 World Cup, Welwitschias’ gaffer Allister Coetzee would like to see a local coach hold the reins and for the premier league to be one of the best in Africa. Coach Henk Botha yesterday confirmed that Namibia’s Tokyo Olympics 200m finalist Beatrice Masilingi has fully recovered from ill health. Going into this weekend’s MTC Namibia Netball Premier League round of matches, leaders Mighty Gunners will be shooting to further solidify their lead atop the log table when they square off against the Namibia Correctional Services (NCS) tomorrow. The Khomas Basketball League continues this weekend with a line-up of mouth-watering fixtures, which will see Tomahawks taking on TBA Blackswords and Unam Rebels facing stablemates Unam Wolves today at the Unam Gym Hall.