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Two former Brave Warriors captains, Ronald Ketjijere and Petrus Shitembi, have been recalled to the Brave Warriors team that will face South Africa in a friendly match. Promising para-swimmer Keila de Oliveira is set for a major breakthrough in her career, as it has emerged that she has secured a fully-funded scholarship at the prestigious Windhoek Gymnasium Private School. I owe coach Brian Loeffler from Loyola University Maryland many thanks because he is the reason I learned that the Paralympics existed! A group of four athletes that will represent Namibia at the 2023 World School Sport Games, made their intentions clear yesterday that they would like to bring home the gold medals when the competition ends. Otjiwarongo-based netball outfit Mighty Gunners continued their fine performance in the country’s top-flight netball league, winning back-to-back matches on Saturday and yesterday at Ruacuana. One of Namibia’s medal hopefuls at the ongoing Athletics World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Chenoult Lionel Coetzee, says he is aiming for a strong start as he prepares to compete in the long jump tomorrow. THE International Sport Symposium held on the 17th and 18th of August at the Dome in Swakopmund has been hailed as a resounding success, following a new course for the enhancement of sporting infrastructure in towns across Namibia. Boxing promoter, Nestor Sunshine Tobias has said preparation for their upcoming ‘Together as One Part 10’ boxing bonanza is at an advance stage. Various local rugby pundits and experts have weighed in on the national men’s rugby squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup, saying the squad is balanced with fresh talent and experienced players. I came from a very talented and hardworking sporty family, where everyone from my dad to all my siblings were all involved in sports. AFROCAT Lions will be looking to redeem themselves in the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League (NNPL) during the weekend when they face Tigers in a crucial tie on Sunday. Debmarine Premiership Champions African Stars journey in the 2023/24 TotalEnergies Caf Champions League lasted for less than two weeks as they got knocked out in the preliminary round this past weekend. The head of State, Hage Geingob, officially sent off the men’s national rugby team, Welwitschias, yesterday to compete in the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France. World Boxing Organisation Africa (WBO) Welterweight Champion Shinima has sent a stern warning to his Tanzanian opponent, Idd Pialari, saying he will not last during their fight on Friday. The Namibia Amateur Boxing Association has denied any allegations of nepotism surrounding their selection of the four boxers who will represent Namibia at the upcoming African Boxing Championship qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal in September. Top boxers Charles Shinima and John John Ndjolonimus lived up to their promises as they successfully defended their titles on Friday night. Athletes who have done tremendously well at international events were rewarded yesterday for their performance. With the world cup kicking off today, John Heynes, the CEO of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU), believes the team is on par to be able to pull off the best results ever. Chief human capital and corporate affairs officer at MTC Namibia Tim Ekandjo has called for the top-flight netball league to transition into a professional league. The Dona Sports Medic Health and Experiences programme honoured 28 aspiring medical professionals with certificates on Friday.