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The MTC Salute Boxing Academy will next month host its much-anticipated boxing bonanza in the capital, where Fillemon Nghutenanye will defend his WBA Pan African flyweight title against Tanzania’s Ally Ngwando. Forging of signatures, providing false information and financial misapprociation count amongst the many irregularities that led to the suspension of Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU), national coordinator Solly Duiker said yesterday. Local racehorse enthusiasts will be in for a rollercoaster ride when the Angermund Racing Club hosts its Standard Bank-sponsored event at the revered Okahandja Turf tomorrow. Despite being the oldest horse and pitted against some of the country’s best horses, Kaapstad from Angermund Racing Club was on Saturday crowned the winner of the Standard Bank handicap. Kilimanjaro boxer Michael Benhard extended his unbeaten run in the welterweight division when he defeated Andreas Nghinaunye in the main bout of the boxing bonanza, held at the Oshakati Independence stadium over the weekend. International boxers that will partake in this weekend’s ‘Together as One Part-8’ Boxing Bonanza are all expected to arrive in Windhoek tomorrow. In spite of losing the majority of their matches at the Masters World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, the players learned valuable lessons to apply going forward, team manager Silke Pennefather has said. With only three months left before the much-anticipated Indoor Hockey World Cup takes centre stage, Namibian hockey players are hard at work preparing for the world showpiece and will test themselves against South Africa this weekend. Former Welwitschias fullback Chrysander Botha yesterday said the upcoming Dr Hage Geingob Cup tie between Namibia and the Griquas is crucial for players to cement their places in the national team. Ghanian boxer Delali Miledzi yesterday warned Paulinus Ndjolonimus that he is going to bring his A-game to the ring when they cross paths on Saturday. Brave Warriors head coach Collin Benjamin yesterday said the injury which Sundowns’ hitman Peter Shalulile is currently nursing will not impact the Brave Warriors negatively, as the country’s senior national football team will not play any games for the rest of the year. Debmarine Namibia yesterday came to the rescue of Namibian football when they announced a sponsorship worth N$13 million to restart football in the Namibia Premier Football League, forthwith to be known as the Debmarine Namibia Premiership. It took persistence, dedication and courage for Phillipus “Energy” Nghitumbwa to stop the stubborn Sabelo Ngebinyane of South Africa during their WBO Global super bantamweight title on Saturday night. Erwin Handura, the head coach of the women’s national hockey team, yesterday said the just ended hockey Test series has assisted them in gauging their readiness for the much-anticipated hockey world cup. The Debmarine Namibia-sponsored horse racing event in Gobabis on Saturday is anticipated to attract huge crowds to witness Namibia’s top horses race to win some of the N$250 000 on offer. The Namibia Defence Force (NDF) Windhoek team were crowned champions of the Khomas Netball League Super 10 league some two weeks ago. With less than 20 days left before the world’s biggest football tournament takes centre stage, local football fanatics believe African teams have got what it takes to cause an upset at the much-anticipated competition. Namibia need lots of international competitions to gain a competitive edge and swing among the best golf-playing nations on the continent, Namibia Golf Federation secretary general Brenda Lens has said. Welwitschias’ head coach Allister Coetzee said a victory over South Africa’s Griquas in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup on Saturday is crucial as they start their preparations for next year’s Rugby World Cup. African Stars and Unam will kick off premiership football Sunday for the first time since 2019.