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The Khomas Super 10 Netball League, which was previously known as the Khomas Netball League, officially kicked off with games over the weekend at the Wanderers court in the capital. Local sprint sensation Christine Mboma on Saturday again left all in awe when she clocked an astonishing time of 49.22 seconds to win the 400m race at the Athletics Namibia (AN) National Championship held at the Independence stadium over the weekend. The Namibia Football Association (NFA) yesterday conducted the draw of the new Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) and that of the MTC NFA Cup, which are both set to kick off next weekend, 17 April. Local long-distance runner Tomas Rainhold, who qualified for this year’s Olympics, says he has been training hard in a quest to rewrite the history books at the upcoming Tokyo Games. Newly elected chairman of the Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF), Joel Ngungu has unpacked his ambitions for the local amateur boxing body, saying his long-term plan is to produce more Olympians for the country. A group of 11 Namibian para-athletes will this week travel to Port Elizabeth to compete in the South African national championships slated to start on Friday. The Khomas Super 10 Netball League will again take centre stage this weekend, with exciting games lined up for tomorrow and Saturday at the Wanderers’ courts in the capital. Emotional distress and social pressure that comes with hitting the limelight too early in your career can have far-reaching consequences for athletes and can many a time lead to mental health challenges. Local rugby action will continue this weekend when Khomasdal outfit Western Suburbs return to action with a tie against Rehoboth Rugby Club tomorrow at the Rehoboth High School fields, while another exciting clash is set for the town of Grootfontein between Unam and Grootfontein Rugby Club. After dropping all six points during last weekend’s opening round of the newly established Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL), Black Africa veteran gaffer Brian Isaacs and his charges are on a mission to redeem themselves this weekend when they confront Tura Magic. Horse racing fanatics will be in for a big treat this weekend when the Namibia Horse Racing Association (NHRA) host what is expected to be a thrilling horse racing event at the Okondjatu settlement in the Okakarara constituency. The management of Tura Magic women’s football club is hard at work sourcing funds for the team to compete in the inaugural Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Women’s Champions League later this year. The Rubinstein Chess Academy tournament held, recently at the Wernhil Park shopping complex, saw close to 40 players competing for top honours. David Silishebo, the coach of Space Age football club, yesterday downplayed his team receiving a tough opponent in the MTC Namibia Football Association (NFA) AWEH Round of 32, saying his team is a force to be reckoned with. Preparations are in full swing for the Northern amateur boxing championship Part 1 at the Ongwediva multipurpose centre in the Oshana Region this Saturday. The highly anticipated MTC Netball Namibia Premier League (NNPL) was launched in Windhoek yesterday, with netball action set to start today. Local boxing fans will today be treated to exciting fights when some of the country’s top boxing prospects take to the ring during the MTC Salute Boxing Academy event at Roman Catholic Hall in Windhoek. The City of Windhoek yesterday promised to find a solution to the pressing issue of the Sam Nujoma Stadium, which has been declared unfit to host international football matches. Sponsorship continues to be a stumbling block for the growth of sport in the country. The event, which ran under the theme ‘MTC Kilimanjaro northern championship’ Part One, saw 17 amateur bouts.