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This year’s edition of the annual Marathon Sugar Quinton-Steele Botes (QSB) coaching and training camp will focus on long- and middle-distance running. Funding from Fifa’s Forward 3.0 project will have a major impact on the daily operations of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), the chairperson of the Fifa Normalisation Committee Bisey Uirab has said. Namibia’s women’s national indoor team will jet out next Friday for a training camp in the Netherlands ahead of their participation in the Indoor Hockey World Cup, set for Pretoria, South Africa, from 5 to 11 February. A proposal by Fifa for each country to rename a stadium after the late football Brazilian great Pelé was received with mixed feelings by local football fanatics. A six-member Namibian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) team is hard at work as they prepare to compete in the upcoming Mixed Martial Arts World Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia. As the sports world continues to grapple with the issue of doping, the appointment of Gaby Ahrens as a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Council is a welcome development for both Namibia and the African continent. Namibian rugby is set to benefit from a rule change by World Rugby that allows players to switch nationalities as former Scottish international, Byron McGuigan announced his willingness to represent the country of his birth. After a prolonged absence of three months, Brave Warriors and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Peter Shalulile made a triumphant return to the field as he scored the decisive goal in his club’s 2-1 victory over Chippa United on Tuesday night. African Stars, the current leaders of the Debmarine Premiership and a powerhouse team from Katutura have expressed their ambition to conquer African football. In a call for increased corporate investment in sports development, NamibRe managing director Patty Karuaihe-Martin urged companies to aid the government in rebuilding the country’s sports programmes, which have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. A Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) team, which is set to represent Namibia at the upcoming cage fighting contest, is racing against time to secure funding for an upcoming international competition. Regional netball clubs have expressed dissatisfaction with a new promotion and relegation format introduced by Netball Namibia (NN) for determining teams that will compete in the Premier Netball League this year. The Golden Oldies Football Club, a team of over 60-year-old football players, is in need of funding to travel to South Africa and compete in a friendly match against South African football legends. The president of Athletics Namibia, Erwin Naimhwaka, has announced the opening edition of the Coca-Cola Grand Prix will take place in the coastal town of Swakopmund next weekend. African Stars head coach Mervin Mbakera on Saturday said they are determined to maintain their momentum and achieve their goal of winning the league. IN spite of the cold and wet conditions in the Netherlands where Namibia’s women’s indoor hockey team is preparing for the world cup, the players remain focused. Henk Botha, the head coach of Namibia’s multiple medallist Christine Mboma, yesterday said they will be kicking off their 2023 activities by first competing in two local events before turning their full attention to the international athletics front. Athletics Namibia (AN) president Erwin Naimhwaka has been elected to serve on the council of the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA). He was elected this past weekend during CAA’s Region 5 congress held in Durban, South Africa. Otjiwarongo outfit Life Fighters Football Club's chairperson Anton Kake yesterday had to employ last-ditch efforts to avert a crippling strike after the team’s players launched a massive one-day protest over unpaid wages. Head coach of Wanderers Netball Club Erica van Zyl has praised her team for their hard work ahead of the MTC NNPL playoffs over the past weekend, saying it has paid off.