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Local football fans have welcomed the return of top-flight football, saying the nation has been yearning to watch it for the longest time. Racehorses from the Aminuis Racing Club dominated the Debmarine Summer Derby held at the Cattle Town of Gobabis on Saturday, which saw veteran horses, such as French Leave, Lady Diamond, Chief Black Horse and Honest Illusion, all showing their competitors a clean pair of heels. The grand plan around the third edition of the annual Namibia Sport Expo is to make it an inclusive, memorable and world-class event. Namibia’s WBA Pan Africa flyweight champion Fillemon Nghutenanye yesterday cautioned his Tanzanian opponent Ally Ngwando to be prepared to shed some blood, sweat and tears when they lock horns this coming Saturday, as he will be ready to defend his title at all costs. The Namibia Canoe and Rowing Federation yesterday announced that it will host its first-ever Commonwealth Coastal Rowing Beach Sprint competition next month in Walvis Bay. The federation will hold the competition in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association from 2 to 4 December at Kuisebmond’s Independence beach. WBA Pan African flyweight champion Fillemon Nghutenanye on Saturday extended his impressive record after defeating Tanzania’s Ally Ngwando to successfully retain his title in the main fight of the MTC Salute Boxing Academy’s ‘Back to Action’ boxing bonanza held at the Safari Hotel. Forty-seven aspiring coaches in the Kavango East region received coaching certificates after undergoing a Namibia Football Association (NFA) coaching clinic. held last week in Rundu. Newly-elected president of Netball Namibia (NN) Rebekka Goagoses yesterday said she is ready to steer the federation to greater heights. Several coaching courses in various sports disciplines are lined up as part of the Namibia Annual Sports Awards (NASA) to be held in Lüderitz in the //Kharas region on Saturday. Debmar ine Namibia Premiership table toppers Okahandja United gaffer Richard Gariseb yesterday said despite the mounting pressure of maintaining their good start to the new season, they will remain focused and take it one game at a time. In its quest to catch up with its regional and continental counterparts, Netball Namibia (NN) will soon embark on the process of appointing a full-time CEO that will help the local netball governing body with restructuring its policies as they look to become fully professional. The highlight of the Debmarine Namibia Premiership this weekend will be the much-anticipated Otjiwarongo derby between crosstown rivals Life Fighters and Mighty Gunners at the Mokati stadium tomorrow. Despite a tremendous performance on Saturday during the ongoing Debmarine Premiership, Unam head coach Ronnie Kanalelo believes his charges have a lot to do to meet the physical fitness level they want as a team. Ulla Finkeldey, MTC The Dome’s sports director and one of the chief organisers of this weekend’s Namibia Sport Expo (NSE), says the annual exhibition will not only be beneficial to international exhibitors and experts, but equally to local vendors and stakeholders from all walks of life. Struggling Tigers FC head coach Mekondjo Naholo has vowed to deliver a much-improved performance when they face an in-form Orlando Pirates today at the Khomasdal stadium at 19h00, saying there is still room to resuscitate their campaign. One of Namibia’s foremost cyclists Drikus Coetzee and South Africa’s seasoned rider Yolande de Villiers were on Saturday crowned champions of the 2022 edition of the Nedbank Desert Dash. Various charity teams that participated in the recent Nedbank Desert Dash have all lauded the economic and social impact of the competition, saying their numerous charity initiatives benefited big time through the platform. SWAKOPMUND – One of Namibia’s leading para-cyclists Roodly Gowaseb has said the recent Nedbank Desert Dash was a great body and mind booster for them ahead of next year’s major international competitions. The year 2022 provided bucketloads of interesting results and memories for Namibians on the sports fields and courts of the world – and this year, local sportsmen and women will get more opportunities to excel at what they are good at.