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A decision as to when and how the inactive Namibia Rugby Premier League will start is set to be taken at this weekend’s meeting of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) council members. Namibia’s senior netball side, the Debmarine Desert Jewels, will today start their 2021 Spar Challenge Tri-Nations Series campaign with a clash against South Africa’s Spar Proteas in Cape Town, South Africa, and head coach Julene Meyer has promised her charges will go full out. Sunday’s encounter, which will basically be dead rubber match, will see the Warriors host the visiting Guineans at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 15h00 and the match will be broadcast live on NBC TV. No spectators will be allowed into the stadium due to Covid-19 restrictions. Due to unforeseen circumstances, MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club’s Independence Boxing Bonanza, initially planned for this month, has now been moved to May, the club’s chairperson Joseph Benhard said yesterday. Despite losing all four opening matches at the ongoing Spar Challenge Tri-Nations Series, captain of Namibia’s Debmarine Desert Jewels Toetsie Kambatuku says there is still room for improvement and that they will bounce back. At its weekend’s non-elective Annual General Meeting (AGM), the council of the Namibia Rugby Union (RU) resolved that the country’s flagship league, the Namibia Rugby Premier League, along with all other national leagues, will start next month. One of Namibia’s fast-emerging sprinters, Beatrice Masilingi, and her coach Henk Botha yesterday left for Johannesburg, South Africa, where the young Namibian sprint ace will be in action this morning at the Athletix Invitational Meet. Following days of uncertainty on whether or not the envisioned Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) will kick off next month, the secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Franco Cosmos, yesterday came out to reaffirm that the league will commence on 17 April. Namibia’s award-winning leading boxing promoter, Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias, says the upcoming ‘Together as One’ Boxing Bonanza slated for 10 April will not be an opportunity for many of the country’s youngsters but will serve as a vital springboard to bigger fights abroad. Namibia’s senior cricket side, the Eagles, inspirational captain Gerhard Erasmus on Saturday delivered an awe-inspiring performance on the opening day of the Castle Lite Series to surpass a record 1 000 T20 career runs as he steers to a seven-wicket win over the visiting Cranes of Uganda. Namibia’s senior women’s team poster-girl Zenatha Coleman will today lead the Brave Gladiators in their international friendly match against Angola at Sam Nujoma Stadium, with the match starting at 15h30. Sports minister Agnes Tjongarero yesterday unveiled new board members of the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWC), which for the first time will be headed by a lady. With six regions already done conducting their regional playoffs, Netball Namibia (NN) has decided to stage their national play-offs this coming weekend, where the remaining four teams that will join the MTC Netball Premier League will be selected. Local and international boxers who will be featuring in this Saturday’s ‘Together as One Part 3’ Boxing Bonanza yesterday declared their readiness for their fights. Local boxer Anthony Jarman, whose fight against Paulinus ‘John John’ Ndjolonimu will headline tomorrow’s ‘Together as One Part 3’ Boxing Bonanza at Windhoek Country Club, says his focus is on being crowned an African champion. Two of Namibia’s sprinting sensations Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi yesterday stole the show at the All Comers Meet held in Lusaka, Zambia, where both ladies scooped medals in the 400m and 800m events. Local middleweight boxer Paulinus ‘John John’ Ndjolonimu on Saturday sent shock waves across the Windhoek Country Club hall when he stopped veteran Anthony Jarman in the last round with a devastating right hand to the head to be crowned new WBO Africa super middleweight king. About 200 athletes are expected to compete at the senior track and field championships, slated for Saturday and Sunday at the Independence Stadium in the capital. Unam Rugby Club head coach Johan Diergaardt is targeting to kick start their Namibia Rugby Premier League campaign on a high note when they face Trustco United tomorrow at the Unam Stadium in the capital. The opening round of matches in the newly-established Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) will officially kick off this weekend in Windhoek and Mariental, with all games to be played tomorrow and Sunday at both the Sam Nujoma stadium and Mariental stadium.