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In their last match in the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) premier league before playoffs, defending champions Unam proved to be the better side as they demolished Grootfontein 48-8 on Saturday. New Brave Gladiators’ coach Paulus Shipanga is happy with the way the players are reacting to training, but said they still have to work on their fitness levels. Several athletes who competed in various international competitions recently are optimistic about what the future holds for them in terms of their sports. The upcoming Navachab Half Marathon will not just be another sports event but will significantly help bolster economic activities in the town, Karibib constituency councillor Petrus Ntoni has said. Local athletics coach Bethold Karumendu is impressed with the overall upward trajectory of his protégé David Dam, whom he says is destined for greater things and come early next year, the whole of Africa will get to know his name. The 18th edition of the Namibia Annual Sport Awards, which was officially launched yesterday in the capital, will this year see the crème de la crème of Namibian sport battling it out for top honours at the southern town of Lüderitz. Aiming to empower women in sport, television sports anchor Joviita Kandjumbwa launched ‘She Reps’ sports magazine earlier this week. Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) league defending champions Unam will be hoping to redeem themselves from back-to-back defeats at the horns of coastal outfit Kudus this season when they meet in the semi-finals at the Jan Wilken stadium in Walvis Bay on Saturday. Desert Jewels’ captain Nanguloshi Kamutushi said they are ready to make the country proud at the World Cup qualifiers in Pretoria, South Africa from Sunday to 27 August. Namibia’s Desert Jewels began their quest to qualify for the 2023 Netball World Cup on a high note when they defeated Tanzania 54-40 in the opening match of their qualifiers played in Pretoria, South Africa yesterday. Playoff matches in the Khomas Basketball Association kicked off over the weekend at the Unam gymnasium and kept spectators entertained and anxious to see their teams advance further in the competition. Construction of the first sports facility in the DRC informal settlement stadium of Swakopmund is almost complete and will be ready for use by the beginning of next month, the Swakopmund municipality chief executive officer said. Excited to plough back her wealth of knowledge gained over several years running for Namibia in international arenas, Helalia Johannes launched her sports foundation in Ongwediva on Saturday. Over 300 goals were scored across all divisions of the Khomas Netball League when activities returned this past weekend. Namibia’s Desert Jewels will be hoping to redeem themselves in the 2023 Netball World Cup qualifiers when they face Botswana in today’s encounter. The Namibia Beach Volleyball national men’s team recently put up a great performance in Siavonga, Zambia, where they won a silver medal in the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Tours 4th leg. Local football coaches are pleased with the opportunity the Newspaper Cup presents in developing talent and scouting players for national teams. The Otjihavera Experience Mountain Biking competition, which is organised annually by the Rock and Rut Mountain Biking Club, has and continues to play a vital role in the overall growth of the sport and provides much-needed exposure to local and international riders. Namibia’s WBO Africa welterweight champion Charles Shinima has said just as it is expected from any true champion, he is always ready to fight whoever, anywhere and at any time. The much-anticipated Zone Six Darts Championship is set to get underway this afternoon at the southern town of Keetmanshoop in the //Kharas region, which will see the local side challenging for silverware.