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Orlando Pirates head coach Woody Jacobs blamed first-half technical errors for their 1-3 loss against African Stars in the Debmarine Premiership on Saturday. The 37th edition of the annual Nedbank Cycle Challenge was officially launched in the capital yesterday, with organisers promising a bigger and better event this year. Ongoing financial constraints have forced the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) to withdraw its men and women’s teams from the upcoming Afro-Basket Zone Six Qualifiers slated for Zimbabwe this month. Namibia’s senior women’s indoor hockey team head coach Erwin Handura has expressed great confidence in the readiness and ability of his charges ahead of this weekend’s opening Indoor World Cup matches in Pretoria, South Africa. Dolam-based outfit Orlando Pirates gaffer Woody Jacobs has said last weekend’s back-to-back defeats are now water under the bridge, as they are determined to redeem themselves with possible away victories against Julinho Sporting and Life Fighters this weekend. Namibia’s senior indoor women’s hockey team yesterday delivered a much-improved performance to secure a 2-2 draw against Canada in a hotly-contested clash of the ongoing International Hockey Federation (FIH) Indoor Hockey World Cup. As the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Championships draw near, Namibia’s MMA team head coach Carlos de Sousa yesterday expressed great confidence in his fighters’ ability and competence to bring home gold medals from the much-anticipated competition. Okahandja United head coach Richard Gariseb yesterday said their ultimate objective this weekend is to further close the gap atop the Debmarine Namibia Premiership log table. Various local celebrities and fans have taken to social media to express sorrow at the shooting of multi-award winner Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, better known as AKA, on Friday evening in Durban, South Africa. Black Africa veteran gaffer Brian Isaacs on Saturday admitted that until the club starts roping in top experienced players with the required premiership calibre, things it will continue to be difficult for the former Namibian champions. Welwitschias head coach Allister Coetzee recently shared that he will continue to integrate players with international exposure and experience into the senior national team setup, saying Namibia will need all her best talents at this year’s World Cup in France. Debmarine Namibia Premiership struggling outfit Citizens FC head coach Gustav Tjituka has said the only thing that can revive the club’s fortunes on the pitch is a wholesale revamp of the playing personnel and crafting a new strategic path for the club. FNB Women’s Super League defending champions Tura Magic Ladies’ gaffer Shama Gure has made it clear that their ambitions remain the same as last season – to win the league title. Julinho Sporting FC head coach Nelson Luis said schoolboy errors and a lapse in concentration by his players led to their 2-4 defeat against Tura Magic at the Unam stadium during their Debmarine Namibia Premiership clash in the capital on Saturday. FNB Women Super League defending champions Tura Magic Ladies on Saturday kicked off their league title defence with a resounding 8-1 victory over Right Way FC at the NFA Technical Centre in the capital. Local swimming coaches who are yet to be certified, will have an opportunity to attend a coaching clinic that will be conducted by renowned aquatic sports administrator Diego Novaq, the founder of the Infinity Aquatic Centre. With the premier league set to go on a one-week recess, log leaders African Stars are still perfectly in charge of proceedings at the top of the table as they lead with a remarkable 41 points after 15 rounds of matches. Namibia’s WBO Global Super Bantamweight champion Fillipus ‘Energy’ Nghitumbwa is set to face one of his biggest career tests when he defends his title against highly-experienced Australian fighter Luke Boyd next month. Brave Warriors head coach Collin Benjamin yesterday named 40 players to join the training squad in preparation for the upcoming 2023 Afcon qualifiers. Action will continue this weekend in the FNB Women Super League, which will see a string of exciting fixtures lined up for tomorrow and Sunday in various towns.