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Although they will be facing stiff competition from this year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalist Zambia in today’s Cosafa Cup opening match, Namibia’s Brave Gladiators gaffer Paulus Shipanga has maintained they are well prepared and will execute their game plan to the letter. The stage has been set and the curtain will be coming down on the 2022 season as defending champions Unam take on Wanderers in tomorrow’s Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Premier League final at the Hage Geingob stadium. Johan Muller, whose term as Cricket Namibia (CN) chief executive officer ends on 28 October this year, has expressed profound excitement with the tremendous growth the organisation has achieved both on and off the field in a short space, and says he is thrilled to reapply for the job again. Newly crowned Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Premier League champions Wanderers head coach Rohan Kitshoff has attributed their league success to hard work and sheer determination, saying it took team effort to win the league title. Namibia’s Brave Gladiators, who lost their 2022 Cosafa Cup opening match 2-0 against the Copper Queens of Zambia last week Thursday, yesterday displayed absolute panache to brush aside a hapless Eswatini side by an emphatic 5-1 win at the Madibaz Stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. Namibia’s women’s field hockey team won silver at the recently-ended Central-South Africa Qualifiers to book their place at next year’s 13th edition of the All-Africa Games in Ghana. Brave Gladiators assistant coach Thuba Sibanda has said a win will be the only acceptable result when they square off against Lesotho in today’s final group match, which will determine the second team to progress from Group B. The 2022 Express Credit Futsal Namibia Summer League is set to commence this weekend, with various matches lined up for Friday to Sunday at the Windhoek Showgrounds. Following the disappointing 2020 MTC National Youth Games which were embarrassingly characterised by substandard transport, food and accommodation for the participating athletes and officials, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) has promised to do better this time around. Former Brave Gladiators head coach Mamie Kasaona has expressed great confidence that the country’s senior women’s team has what it takes to put South Africa’s Banyana Banyana to the sword when they lock horns in today’s Cosafa Cup semi-final clash. The MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club is set to host its second professional boxing bonanza of the year in October at the Independence stadium in Oshakati. The 7th African Genesis Archery Namibia national tournament attracted over 100 archers from across the country at the Windhoek High School (WHS) sports stadium on Saturday. In spite of his chargers failing to win the third position, Brave Gladiators head coach Paulus Shipanga said they did well at the just-ended Women’s Cosafa Championship staged in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. Log leaders of the MTC NNPL Mighty Gunners extended their good run in the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League (NNPL) with two victories over the weekend. Namibia’s WBO Africa super bantamweight champion Mateus Heita yesterday sounded the war drums when he sternly warned his Zimbabwean opponent Hassan Milanzi to come well-prepared for next month’s ‘Together As One Part 8’ boxing bonanza set for Windhoek’s Ramatex Hall on 29 October. Blue Waters Netball Club head coach Juanita Witbeen has said this weekend will mark a vital turning point in their 2022 league campaign, as they will be required to put their best foot forward to beat Tigers and Afrocat Lions. Veteran football administrator and Fifa technical expert John Kaputa has lauded the determination and eagerness of Namibian coaches that graduated from the Namibia Football Association (NFA)/Fifa Youth Coaching Course last week. Downgraded and dilapidated, the once-renowned Windhoek Independence Stadium is now on the verge of becoming a white elephant after the City of Windhoek recently disconnected electricity at the 25 000-seater national sport facility. The introduction of the MTC Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL) last year was not only a monumental turning point in the overall transformation of local netball but has uplifted livelihoods. Four Namibian golfers are preparing to compete in the upcoming All-Africa golf championship to be held in Cairo, Egypt, from 26 to 30 October.