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Malawian boxer Simeon Tcheta, who is set to challenge Namibia’s Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma for the vacant WBO Africa middleweight title this weekend, yesterday declared his intentions to dismantle Ndafoluma and take the title home. Namibia’s middleweight boxer Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma was on Saturday crowned the new World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa middleweight champion, following a convincing first-round stoppage win over Malawian opponent Simeon Tcheta. Tura Magic Ladies on Saturday defeated Galz & Goals FC 1-0 to be crowned the new Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super Cup champions in a thrilling final played at the NFA Technical Centre in Windhoek. An initiative that was started last year by the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) in collaboration with NamScore Sports Consultancy to equip school teachers with basic and advanced sports training will continue next month. Local young athletes who were hoping to make their mark at this year’s MTC Namibia Youth Games will have to wait until April next year as the multi-sport youth games have been postponed until 2022, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) disclosed yesterday. The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday officially launched the Namibia Uniform Forces/Service Sports Association, which is a new sports umbrella body that will accommodate athletes and regulate sporting activities of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF), Namibia Correctional Services (NCS) and the Namibia Police Force (NamPol). Owner of the MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club Joseph Benhard yesterday assured they are ready and well-prepared to host this month’s independence boxing bonanza at the northern town of Ondangwa. The first leg of the 4-legged Coca Cola Athletics Namibia (AN) Grand Prix will take place this coming weekend at the coastal town of Swakopmund, while the other remaining three legs are slated for Oshakati, Rietfontein and Windhoek in the coming weeks. Brave Warriors head coach Bobby Samaria yesterday named a provisional squad of 36 players in preparation for this month’s two remaining qualifiers of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), which will see Namibia visiting Chad on 24 March before hosting Guinea on 28 March. Namibia’s renowned boxing stable, the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy, will next month host its first boxing bonanza for the year in the capital. Local sprinter Christine Mbonga was the star over the weekend during the first leg of the 4-legged Coca-Cola Athletics Namibia (AN) Grand Prix, which took place at Swakopmund on Saturday. The popular and ever-growing MTC HopSol Youth Soccer League has partnered with TS Media Productions and One Africa Television to produce its first-ever soccer show, which will air a total of 36 episodes of nothing but thrilling football action. President of the Namibia Horse Racing Association (NHRA) Martinez de Waal yesterday confirmed that the eagerly-awaited MTC Independence Horseracing Cup has been put on hold for now, as the association is still weighing various options on how to safely stage the race in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Namibia’s senior women’s football team the Brave Gladiators will face neighbours Angola in an international friendly next month, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) announced yesterday. Namibia’s senior netball side, the Desert Jewels, which leaves for Cape Town this coming Friday to partake in the Spar Challenge, yesterday received national colours and a befitting send-off from the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC). With just weeks left before the Africa Indoor Hockey Cup roars into life, both Namibia’s senior men and women’s indoor hockey teams are putting final touches to their preparations as the two teams continue with their quest to qualify for the 2022 Indoor Hockey World Cup. Namibia’s senior netball side, the Debmarine Desert Jewels, will today leave for Cape Town, South Africa, where they will be competing at the upcoming Spar Challenge from next week Thursday until 31 March. Cricket Namibia (CN) on Friday celebrated the successful conclusion of their roadshow, which saw close to 42 000 school going children being trained and equipped with the necessary basic skills needed to play the sport. Katutura glamour football club African Stars on Thursday officially launched its youth academy, which will soon be joining the ever-growing MTC HopSol Youth Soccer League. After months without basketball action, the Khomas Basketball Associatation (KBA) recently held its 3x3 Independence Tournament at the Basketball Art School (BAS) at Katutura’s Youth Complex, which attracted a huge number of participants.