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Sports Minister Agnes Tjongarero has expressed disappointment with the World Athletics (WA) over its new rule, banning athletes with high levels of testosterone from competing. Tura Magic Ladies gaffer Shama Gure has applauded his charges for not losing track of their main objective this season, which is to win the league title. Tura Magic are showing no signs of slowing down in this season of the FNB Women’s Super League, after thrashing Namib Daughters on Saturday 6-0, and Magic captain Lovisa Mulunga has said the win came as a result of teamwork. African Stars, the log leaders of the Debmarine Premiership, continued their impressive winning streak on Saturday. Mighty Gunners, the defending champions of the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League (NNPL), on Sunday suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Navy Netball Club. Following a commendable fourth-round knockout win against South Africa’s Theo Nxayiphi at the weekend, Namibia’s Fillemon Nghutenanye has now set his eyes on much bigger opportunities and highly-rated opponents. Chief administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Freddy Mwiya has welcomed the increased budget allocation to the commission, which will see it getting an allotment of N$17.5 million for the 2023/24 fiscal year. After going down 22-31 against South African side SWD Eagles in their opening match of the Mzanzi Challenge last weekend, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias are determined to bounce back and coach Chrysander Botha has sent a stern warning to the Falcons. Otjiwarongo-based outfit Life Fighters gaffer Agnus Elemu is strongly convinced that this weekend’s round of matches will mark a crucial turning point in their Debmarine Premiership campaign, as they prepare to face a tough and equally-determined Orlando Pirates. Life Fighters gaffer Agnus Elemu applauded his players for a superb performance in their 4-3 win over Tigers during Sunday’s Debmarine Premiership clash at the SKW stadium in the capital. Namibia’s Windhoek Draught Welwitschias head coach Chrysander Botha on Saturday expressed disappointment with his side’s continued inability to execute their game plans, following a 24-48 defeat against the visiting Falcons of South Africa. Despite the hullabaloo around his upcoming fight against America’s Raymond Muratalla, Namibia’s former WBO Global super featherweight champion Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila remains calm and has warned his opponent that he is no newcomer to the Las Vegas boxing dugout. Despite the fear of exhaustion due to congested fixtures, Afrocats Lions mentor Dimitri Bittler is adamant they can cope with the pressure of playing three matches in one weekend when action continues in the MTC Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL). This weekend’s round of matches will serve as one of Black Africa’s few remaining opportunities to resuscitate their somewhat feeble campaign, which has left them battling for survival in the relegation zone. One of the leading figures in the Khomas Regional Council’s sports organising committee has clarified that football players who represented the region at this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup were selected on merit. Despite suffering defeats in both of their games on Saturday, head coach of Afrocats Lions Dimitri Bittler had nothing but praise for his players, saying that there is still room for improvement. Debmarine Namibia Premiership log leaders African Stars on Saturday suffered a 0-2 defeat against coastal giants Blue Waters at Walvis Bay’s Jan Wilken stadium, which saw their 22-game winning streak coming to an end. One of Namibia’s leading boxing stables, AC Boxing Promotions will host a boxing bonanza on 10 June at the Nampower Convention Centre in the capital to raise funds for a six-month-old baby girl who suffers from a severe brain injury. The Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) will host its third senior tennis tournament for the year from Friday to Sunday at the Central Tennis Club (CTC). The upcoming Pod ium Performance Programme (PPP) training set to take place in Gaborone, Botswana next week is a step in the right direction in terms of enhancing local athletes, the chief administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Freddy Mwiya has said.