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The ongoing heatwave in the United Kingdom could see some Commonwealth Games events moved to the morning or late in the afternoon, but Namibia’s athletes will have to adapt, Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) Abner Xoagub has said. FNB Wanderers Rugby Club on Saturday beat Western Suburbs 52-19 in the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) league. The country’s top-flight netball league Round 3 saw three matches played in the northern part of the country on Saturday. The Namibia Football Association interim secretary general is eager to get the local leagues running again. Organisers of the Windhoek Wrestling Club tournament, held over the weekend, have lauded the amount of talent that was on display. Chairperson of the Junior Tennis Committee of the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) Santie van der Walt has expressed satisfaction with the number of players who have registered so far for the sixth junior tennis tournament this weekend. After an impressive run at the recent Cosafa Cup in South Africa, promising Namibian striker Buthuel Muzeu has secured a deal with South African First Division side Black Leopards. Coastal outfit Kudus will tomorrow have to run, kick, tackle and play hard to remain number one on the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Premier League log standing as Wanderers are gunning for their throats. Namibia’s triathletes will be the first in competition for their country at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Kudus and University of Namibia (UNAM) Rugby clubs were the form teams over the weekend, producing important results as the 2022 rugby season playoffs approach. Top horse Unbroken Promises on Saturday dominated proceedings at the FNB July Handicap held in Okahatjipara, win the Import 2400 category. Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Debmarine Namibia, in collaboration with the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU), yesterday relaunched the ‘Bridging the Gap’ initiative. President of the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) Reagon Graig yesterday said financial constraints and the unavailability of some key players led to the withdrawal of the men’s team from the upcoming Outdoor Africa Cup slated for Harare, Zimbabwe. Activities at the embattled Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s Football House yesterday almost came to a complete standstill when senior national women’s team players refused to attend training in protest of unpaid wages. Local athletics coach Letu Hamhola has lost his appeal against the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) and Athletics Namibia (AN). The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the groups for next year’s Indoor Hockey World Cup, which will see Namibia’s men and women’s teams facing serious competition from some of the world’s hockey powerhouses. The Confederation of Southern African School Sports Associations (Cosassa) Ball Games that were initially set to take place this month in Zambia, have now been moved to October this year. Debmarine Desert Jewels’ head coach Mary Waya has expressed great satisfaction with the overall readiness of her charges for the upcoming 2023 Netball WorldCup qualifiers slated for Pretoria, South Africa from 21 to 27 August. With no hopes of finishing in the top four of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) premier league, Reho Falcon will tomorrow play for pride against Rehoboth Rugby Club at home.