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As the Debmarine Namibia Premiership draws to a close this weekend, confusion reigns among clubs and football enthusiasts in terms of the outcome of several forfeited matches and how it affects the log standing, particularly relegation. Tura Magic Ladies continued their impressive run in the FNB Women Super League over the weekend, defeating high-flying Beauties 3-1 at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) technical centre in the capital. African Stars won the 2022/23 Debmarine Namibia Premiership in emphatic style when they dazzled fans with yet a stunning performance. They thrashed Young Brazilians 6-1 in their last league game of the season on Saturday at the Independence stadium in the capital. Namibia expressed interest in hosting the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 games, following Mozambique’s recent withdrawal from hosting the regional competition. Mannes Hendricks, the newly-elected president of the Namibia Horse Racing Association (NHRA), yesterday revealed the association’s ambitious vision to host horse racing events throughout the country, with a particular focus on the northern regions. The Ogongo Unam campus will be the centre of attraction this weekend when it stages games in the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League. Award-winning promoter and trainer Nestor Tobias expressed anticipation at the upcoming showdown between his boxer Jeremia Nakathila and Raymond Muratalla, highlighting its significance as the pathway for the Namibian’s shot at a world title. Mighty Gunners Netball spokesperson Desire Namases expressed her disappointment in Rebels NC for their failure to show up for their scheduled match on Saturday, despite them collecting maximum points. Gobabis was filled with astonishment on Saturday as Able Surprise, ridden by Elton Coetzee, secured a remarkable triumph in the prestigious Open 2 000m category during the MTC Winter Cup. Top boxing promoter Nestor Tobias expressed his dissatisfaction yesterday with the referee’s “premature decision” to stop the fight, ultimately granting Raymond Muratalla a victory over Jeremiah Nakathila on Sunday morning. Sanlam Namibia and the Namibia Tennis Associations (NTA) will this weekend host a junior tennis tournament in the capital, and organisers anticipate a huge turnout. After a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Unam Ogongo on Sunday, Okakarara Warriors secured a spot in the Debmarine Premier League as champions of the North West First Division. Renovations to the Doc Jubber hockey field in Olympia have faced significant delays due to financial constraints, the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) has said. Secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Jochen Traut has said they are in the process of finalising payments to the national women’s football team technical staff members who have not yet been paid. In an incident that has sent shockwaves through the Namibian football community, four referees were rushed to hospital with suspected food poisoning in Otavi. The Windhoek Draught Welwitschias rugby national team will be hoping to collect maximum points when they take on South Africa’s Boland Kavaliers in the ongoing Mzansi Challenge in the capital tomorrow. The Khomas Basketball League will go on a break following the conclusion of Game Weeks nine and 10, with the University of Namibia (Unam) Wolves continuing their dominance in the Men’s Premier League. The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday awarded the National karateka team with national colours before the journey to Harare, Zimbabwe where they will participate in the upcoming African Union Sports Council (AUSC) championship from 8 to 11 June. Omaheke Queens Football Team from Gobabis have endured a tough season, finding themselves at the bottom of the 14-team log standings of the Women’s Soccer League with three points after 22 matches. National men’s football team fitness coach, Garren Smith, expressed his satisfaction with the players’ fitness as they prepare for the highly anticipated fixture against Burundi.