WINDHOEK – Boxing fans in the northern part of the country are in for a treat this weekend when the much-anticipated “The Battle: Namibia vs China” Boxing Bonanza takes centre stage at Ongwediva tomorrow.
WINDHOEK – Boxing fans in the northern part of the country are in for a treat this weekend when the much-anticipated “The Battle: Namibia vs China” Boxing Bonanza takes centre stage at Ongwediva tomorrow.
History reveals that the seemingly eternal close knit affection between coastal giants Blue Waters Football Club and Katutura glamour football club African Stars, is the culmination of a mere romantic hostel love affair “Kalwer Liefde” between a pair of students. There is an old saying that after every successful man, there must be a woman behind the scenes.
Yours truly has been following with disgust comments aired on social media that has led to a chorus of discontent amongst football followers, mostly self-confessed football pundits.
WINDHOEK – The F i f a - a p p o i n t e d No r ma l i s a t i o n Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) this week Monday wrote to the leadership of the Namibia Premier League (NPL),
WINDHOEK- Chinese young boxing sensation and World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Asia Pacific Youth welterweight champion, Youli Dong, yesterday cautioned his Namibian opponent Mikka
WINDHOEK - Namibian veteran striker Lazarus Kaimbi was again on target for his Malaysian Super League club Pahang FA, scoring the second goal in their 2-1 win over Sabah as they
WINDHOEK - Ghanaian-born Brave Warriors assistant team manager Jakes Amaning, who also doubles as development officer at the Namibia Football Association (NFA), has resigned from both his positions and
WINDHOEK– After recently hosting a successful wheelchair basketball training camp in the capital the Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC) has now established what will be known as the Namibia Wheelchair Basketball Federation – a first ever for the country.
WINDHOEK – Victor Hamunyela, a member of Civics Football Club serving on the Namibia Premier League (NPL) executive committee, yesterday insisted that he remains an executive member of the league and that his club is equally part of the NPL, despite the league having recently pronounced itself differently.
The overall dominant view is that the beautiful game of football has taken a nosedive as a result of non-existing structures at national schools, apart from sporadic tournaments.
WINDHOEK – Despite narrowly losing their opening match of the ongoing African Road to Tokyo 2020, to Kenya, veteran coach of the Namibia women’s hockey team Erwin Handura believes there’s still room for the
WINDHOEK – The Namibia senior women’s hockey team will be looking to bounce back from a narrow 1-0 defeat against Kenya in their opening match of the ongoing African Hockey Road to Tokyo 2020 when they square off against regional foes South Africa tomorrow in Stellenbosch.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Premier League (NPL) 2019/20 football season will kick off within the first two weeks of next month, this after the league’s executive committee took the decision last weekend.
REHOBOTH – National Director of the Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU), Solly Duiker is convinced that the just-ended Copa Coca- Cola Cup is just not another youth tournament aimed at
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek will this year join other corporates in support of the University of Namibia (Unam) Chancellor’s Charity Golf Day event scheduled for Friday, 16 August, at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
WINDHOEK – Last Saturday, Heja Lodge on the outskirts of Windhoek was in the spotlight as a total of 267 MTB riders and trail runners competed in the popular Skyride MTB, one of the Gravel & Dirt
WINDHOEK – In a candid sit-down interview with New Era Sport yesterday, coach Ricardo Mannetti confirmed that his employment contract as head coach of the Brave Warriors ran full circle end of last
REHOBOTH – Coca-Cola Namibia sales and marketing director Pottie de Bruyn says the just-ended Copa Coca-Cola U/15 Cup is more than just a football tournament, as it also serves as a perfect blender of education and sports at secondary school level.
WINDHOEK – After a terrifying start at the dawn of Namibia’s democracy in the early 90’s, the game of basketball has now suddenly taken a very sad slippery slope journey, amidst power struggles amongst
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s giant football club African Stars will tomorrow embark on their African safari with a crucial clash against visiting Ugandan champions Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC, which will
The untimely death of former Tamariskia exciting outfit Celtics Football Club, attacking midfielder Malcolm Hendricks, better known as “Melkies” amongst his vast circle friends, has evoked widespread anger and frustrations from the general public about the suspicious basic safety measures applied at the Rio Tinto
WINDHOEK- The town of Rehoboth will this weekend explode into action when the popular National Copa Coca-Cola finals takes place at the town, where a total of 14 teams from all regions will battle it out for the top prize.
Just a few weeks ago, yours truly expressed serious reservations about Caf’s weird decision ordering a replay of the ill-fated Caf Club Champions league match between winners Esperance and Wydad
USAKOS – It took Karibib FC and Imcor Cheetah Chiefs from Uis a total of six matches each to reach the final of an epic 2019 edition of the popular and ever growing Orano & Engen 1Stop Usakos Sports
WINDHOEK- Three national teams, the men’s senior and female senior hockey teams as well as the national swimming junior team, all received national colours from the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) yesterday, as
WINDHOEK- Katutura giants African Stars FC newly-appointed head coach Mohammed Gargo is confident his brigades are in the right physical and mental frame to swat past Ugandan opponents Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC when they meet this weekend.
WINDHOEK - As it continues to invest in the communities from where it operates, Bank Windhoek announced that it has partnered with the Otjomuise Soccer League and going forward, the bank will be
Windhoek – Following the arrival of Welshman Dale McIntosh as Namibia’s senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, new forwards coach, another Welsh legend Mark Jones is on his way to Namibia to join the
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s triple world champion Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo on Saturday reminded all and sundry that his pounding machine is still well-oiled and operating at full speed when he dropped America’s
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors yesterday played to a goalless draw against Comoros in the second leg of the African Nations Championship match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium here.
WINDHOEK- Namibia’s acrobatic goalkeeper Virgil Vries, who a few months ago was offloaded by South African giants Kaizer Chiefs and subsequently failed to make the cut for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations
The history of Katutura glamour football club African Stars, and football in general, would be completely incomplete if the name of former versatile defender Amos Tjombe does not feature predominantly in its narrative.
Dethroned Namibian champions, Katutura glamour football club African Stars are not resting on their laurels and have started in earnest to roll up their sleeves for the upcoming football season in what can be rightly interpreted as an act of intent to reclaim the coveted MTC Premiership title.
WINDHOEK – Development officer of the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) Malakia Matias is adamant that the newly formed Basketball Africa League (BAL) will serve as a major turning point for the sport of
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s female senior football team, the Brave Gladiators, will today kick off their 2019 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Women’s Cup campaign with a vital tie against
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s young boxing sensation Harry Simon Jr says he is ready to leave lasting memories at the upcoming ‘The Battle: Namibia vs China’ boxing bonanza slated for the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair this month.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors interim mentor Bobby Samaria yesterday didn’t make a secret of his desire to coach the men’s senior national team on a long-term basis, saying if an opportunity arises to permanently become head coach he will seize it.
WINDHOEK – In a strongly-worded 10-page letter addressed to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), a disgruntled Namibia Premier League (NPL) this week wrote
WINDHOEK – Namibia will kick-start her 2022 Qatar Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign with a preliminary round clash against northeast African nation Eritrea, it was confirmed at yesterday’s draw held at the
WINDHOEK– Enterprising midfielder Neville Tjiueza, veteran goalkeeper Helmuth Maletsky and lanky striker Roger Katjiteo are among the seven players that were recently offloaded by former Namibian champions
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Paralympics Committee (NPC) is in the process of joining forces with a British expert that will help train and set up a highly competitive wheelchair basketball team for Namibia.
Video: Unam 56 - 31 Wanderers (Rugby Premier League 27 August 2019)
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors captain Dynamo Fredericks and debutant Elmo Kambindu were both on target as Namibia cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Comoros Islands during their second round first leg
WINDHOEK – Two of Namibia’s leading para-athletes Ananias Shikongo and Johannes Nambala have left for Holland to intensify their preparations for next month’s World Para-athletics Grand Prix Series taking place 28-30 August in Paris, France.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria, who was thrown at the deep end of things
Just as the entire Namibian nation were coming to terms with the sad passing of one of the country’s most celebrated athletes, one Steve “Kalamazoo” Stephanus, another one bites the dust. The boxing fraternity was
Yours truly has been watching and following local football teams with an eagle eye since the late sixties whilst hardly out of my pair of shorts matched by a cheap pair of Bata tekkies.
WINDHOEK- Namibia Premier League (NPL) former champions Tigers Football Club will in the current transfer and registration window not sign any new players.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Basketball School League (NBSL), which has over the years proven to be the perfect springboard for the country’s youth to realise their dreams, will this weekend continue with activities at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) in Katutura.
OMUTHIYA -The Minister of Sports, Youth and National Services, Erastus Uutoni has worryingly appealed to officials at the Omuthiya Town Council to immediately reduce the high rental fees charged by the council for
WINDHOEK- Deputy Chairperson of the Fifa Normalization Committee Franco Cosmos, yesterday assured that all logistics around the participation of both the Brave Gladiators and the national U/20 women’s team in
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will today open up the players’ registration and transfer window for the country’s leagues ahead of the 2019/2020 football season, which is expected to start
WINDHOEK - The fourth and final round of fixtures in the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League takes place this weekend at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) sports fields, with activities starting at 08:30 on
WINDHOEK – Kinda Boxing Promotions, in partnership with AC Boxing, will next month stage a mega boxing bonanza dubbed ‘Night of Prospects’, which will see the country’s top young pugilists go toe-to-toe
WINDHOEK – Namibia women’s senior football team, the Brave Gladiators’ assiduous striker Beverly Uueziua, who plies her trade for Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, says she is ready to plough back the
WINDHOEK – Chairperson of the FIFA-appointed Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, believes time is ripe for a serious and comprehensive
WINDHOEK – Heading into Friday’s crucial 1st leg clash of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN)
WINDHOEK – The Namibian senior rugby side, the Welwitschias, has bolstered its coaching department with the addition of Welsh legend Dale McIntosh to the technical division, with McIntosh’s arrival expected to further boost Namibia’s chances at this year’s World Cup in Japan.
If you were a footballer back in the day and boastfully went by the sacred name of “Times”- it was enough to draw closer attention and let butterflies run riot in the bellies of robust defenders, including the departed hard-as-nails Salathiel “Stimela” Ndjao.
Video: Hamutenya and Amutjaa to face off at Night of Prospects
WINDHOEK- Namibia’s undefeated WBO Africa welterweight king Mikka “Silent Assassin” Shonena
WINDHOEK – The Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni yesterday assured
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WINDHOEK – Chairperson of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee Hilda Basson-Namundjebo,
WINDHOEK – Namibian international striker Benson Shilongo has secured a permanent deal with Egyptian Premier League giants Ismaily SC, after the club bought out his contract from league rivals Smouha.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s greatest southpaw boxers, Sacky ‘Izinyoka’ Shikukutu, says his decision to retire from boxing earlier this year was not influenced by external factors but was a decision he solely took in
Revered local coach Bobby Samaria was yesterday hastily roped in to take charge of the Brave Warriors and oversee their upcoming 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifying campaign, which starts with a
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Skorpion Zinc Women Super League is a well thought-out and strategic stringboard that enables the Namibian girl child to realise her a dreams and gain
Video:25 complete basic coaching course at Okahandja ...with more women representation
WINDHOEK – Namibian veteran boxer Willbeforce ‘Black Mamba’ Shihepo yesterday missed out on an opportunity to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan-African Cruiserweight title when he was
WINDHOEK – Despite multiple reports by various credible Ghanaian media outlets that Namibian football club African Stars is in advanced talks with former Asante Kotoko FC head coach, Charles Kwablan “CK” Akonnor, Stars yesterday denied any links with the Ghanaian native.
The word “phenomenal’ will be consumed as an understatement if one has to describe or rather present the honest and painful insight about the near faultless life journey of former Dobra, Orlando Pirates and South West Africa (SWA) Invitational Blacks Eleven’s inspirational skipper, one Steve Stephanus.
Let me let the cat out of the bag, there are two local football teams that are very close to my heart since I was a young boy, hardly out of my pair of shorts, they are; Blue Waters and Orlando Pirates. Please don’t ask me how come and why? Firstly, I grew up within a multicultural society in my village //Xaire (Okatupapa) where tribe was immaterial.
WINDHOEK – Local football enthusiasts should brace themselves for weeks and probably months of nothing but boardroom circus at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Football House in Katutura, this after the
WINDHOEK - Since taking over as General Manager of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women’s Desk, Jacqui Shipanga has redoubled her efforts in advocating for the inclusion and participation of more
WINDHOEK- Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia recently hosted their annual National Karate
WINDHOEK - MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo - who is the chief
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors first choice goalkeeper Loydt Kazapua yesterday officially sealed a deal with South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Baroka FC, which will see the 30-year old Namibian goal-
WINDHOEK – Former African Stars Football Club (FC) coach Robert Nauseb is still entangled in a protracted and nasty labour dispute with his former club, with Nauseb accusing the club playing deliberate
WINDHOEK- Namibia’s female boxing promoter Anita Tjombe, who owns the Iron Lady Promotions, says her protracted indolence on the local boxing scene should not be mistaken for dimness, as her promotion is still
WINDHOEK – Despite failing to progress past the group stage at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, Brave Warriors players and technical staff are guaranteed to walk away with hefty sums of money in
Much-travelled Brave Warriors retired free-scoring midfielder Quinton Jacobs, aka “Magic” or “Querra” in football circles, is arguably the finest footballer of his generation. He easily ranks amongst the most talented athletes to ever have walked on Namibian soil in recent years.
So, our national senior football team, the ‘Brave Warriors’ was for the umpteenth time eliminated in the group stages of the Afcon, underway in the Land of the Pharaohs, as boys are being separated from the
WINDHOEK – Okakarara Constituency Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu yesterday expressed serious
Video: Kandorozu calls for better remuneration of jockeys
Video: Nauseb to assist Kasaona at Cosafa Women's Cup
WINDHOEK – Newly-appointed head coach of the national women’s football team the Brave Gladiators,
WINDHOEK – The Brave Warriors of Namibia last night ended their grueling 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign with a dispiriting 1-4 defeat against The Elephants of Ivory Coast, which saw budding
WINDHOEK- Former Brave Warriors midfield maestro Congo Hindjou is without doubt that Namibia will overcome regional rivals South Africa when the two countries meet tonight for their Group D Africa Cup of
The entire football fraternity in particular Nomtsoub residents, awoke to the sad news about the sudden passing of one of the most likable athletes of all time. The untimely death of retired Chief Santos Football Club’s flying winger-cum-school principal, Jan Xamiseb came as a massive shock to many including the
Our national senior football team, the Brave Warriors, face their sternest test of character when the Desert Boys lock horns with big brother South Africa’s Bafana Bafana in a do-or-die clash group match of Afcon,
WINDHOEK- Namibian veteran striker Lazarus Kaimbi has finally hit the ground running again following a year and a half on the sidelines due to a ruptured achilles injury.
WINDHOEK – Had it not been for an unfortunate 89th minute own goal by substitute Itamunua Keimuine, the
Video: Arcadia FC receives playing gear worth N$10 000
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Holed up in the remote southern part of Namibia, the coastal town of Lüderitzbucht, was literally isolated from many social activities to the extent that many of the country’s inhabitants were not exactly conversant with the town’s existence.
Government’s decision to cheese off a significant chunk from the allocated annual grant towards schools sport is hard to ignore, so to speak.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, in collaboration with the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC), this week announced the opening of registration dates for would-be exhibitors at the upcoming Namibia Annual Sports Expo (NASE).
WINDHOEK - Various local rugby coaches and pundits are all in agreement that this year’s Rugby World Cup could be the one where Namibia will surprise the world and hopefully leave a lasting impression.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors legendary defender Mohammed “Slice” Ouseb says discipline on and off the field will be key for Namibia and will go a long way in bolstering the country’s chances at the 2019 Africa Cup
WINDHOEK – The chances of local school athletes competing with their regional and continental
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Premier League (NPL)’s oldest club, Tigers FC’s veteran striker Muna Katupose
WINDHOEK – A recent boxing fundraising tourney, hosted by Black Tie Boxing in collaboration with AC
WINDHOEK – Otjiwarongo-based club Life Fighters’ burgeoning striker Isaskar Gurirab was the biggest
WINDHOEK – If Namibian football clubs are serious about the growth of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) and the country’s football in general, then it’s high time they stop electing “functional illiterates” as their representatives.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s senior rugby fifteen, the Welwitschias, are aiming to finish their 2019 World Rugby Nations Cup campaign on a high note when they take on Russia tomorrow at Estadio Charrua in
Video: Hockey, Archery teams receive national colours
Windhoek – The N$19 million that government, through the sports ministry, recently gave to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) for the Brave Warriors participation in this month’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, has come under serious scrutiny.
Windhoek - New Era newspaper, a product of New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC), and the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) yesterday signed an agreement that will see the newspaper become the official
WINDHOEK - Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) 1 defeated the reigning Bank Windhoek Fistball League champions, Cohen Fistball Club (CFC), in a tightly contested third round final hosted at the Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC) over the weekend.
Video: Welwitschias outdone by Valke in SuperSport Challenge
WINDHOEK – Government, through the sports ministry, has allotted a whooping N$19 million to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to cater for Namibia’s participation in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) starting this month in Egypt.
Windhoek – Brave Warriors old-time campaigners such as goalkeeper Virgil Vries and defenders Chris Katjiukua and Teberius Lombard were dropped from the 23-man announced yesterday by national senior
Windhoek – The Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League hosted three exhibition matches over the weekend at the Windhoek Show Grounds in Windhoek, which comprised of the league’s best male players from the Khomas and Erongo Regions.
WINDHOEK – A first half solitary effort by Namibia’s German-based attacking midfielder Manfred Starke guided the Brave Warriors to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ghana’s Black Stars during yesterday’s closed-door
WINDHOEK – Namibia rugby second-stringers, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, were Saturday
WINDHOEK – Namibian senior and junior rugby teams will this weekend strut their stuff on two separate battle fronts, with the senior Welwitschias set to battle it out against Uruguay in their second match of the
History reveals that former Atlanta Chiefs Football Club’s flying winger, the late Hermann “Pele” Blaschke, was the greatest local footballer to have ever walked the planet.
Just as the football season ended with the mighty Liverpool crowned European champions for a record extending sixth time in English football – things are not going exactly cool on the African continent.
WINDHOEK - The founder of Black Tie Boxing Academy Ashley Young and associate Charissa Beukes have partnered with African Connection (AC) Boxing Academy in hosting a fundraising boxing event tomorrow at the Nampower Convention Centre in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s rugby fifteen on Tuesday lost their opening match of the 2019 World Rugby Nations Cup against Argentina, going down 25-39 at the Estadio Charrua in Montevideo, Uruguay.
WINDHOEK – With the luck of Namibian boxers slowly diminishing on the American and European boxing frontiers, award-winning local boxing promoter Nestor Tobias has now turned to the east and looks to make a lasting impact on the eastern boxing sphere.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has partnered with Ethiopian Airways to come up with special packages for local fans wishing to travel to Egypt to support the Brave Warriors at this year’s 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in that country.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s senior rugby fifteen will today square off against Argentina XV for their opening match of the 2019 World Rugby Nations Cup at the newly redeveloped Charrua Stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay.
WINDHOEK – The 2018/19 Namibia Premier League (NPL) awards, which were initially scheduled to take place this Friday at the Safari Court Hotel in the capital, have been postponed and a new date for the
WINDHOEK – World football governing body Fifa has extended the term of the Normalisation Committee appointed to oversee the Namibia Football Association (NFA), which will now see the committee remain at the helm of the association until October.
WINDHOEK – Team Namibia delivered a sterling performance at the recent 18th edition of the Region-5 Karate Championships held at the coastal town of Swakopmund, which saw Namibian karatekas amass a total of 19 gold medals from the championships.
Windhoek – Namibia’s rugby second stringers, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will tomorrow continue with their hunt for an elusive first win in the ongoing Supersport Rugby Challenge when they lock horns against unbeaten ISG Pumas at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
WINDHOEK – Back in the day during the early seventies, football was extremely competitive and apart from the oval ball game (rugby) the beautiful game was the only source of recreation, obliging many young people taking a liking in chasing an inflated piece of leather.
The fundamental question that needs to be raised should be; is our national rugby fifteen, the Welwitschias, really worth the candle to represent the Land of the Brave at the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year?
Following Sunday’s hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Mambas of Mozambique in their 2019 Cosafa Cup opening match, Brave Warriors assistant coach Colin Benjamin has cautioned his charges against taking the foot off the paddle when they face the Flames of Malawi tonight at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban, South Africa.
Video: I committed to Warriors before Afcon qualification ''Nyambe''
Video: Windhoek Draught Welwitschias 8 - 81 Leopards
WINDHOEK – Having last featured for the Brave Warriors almost four years ago, Namibian Germany-based midfield-cum-striker Manfred Starke is back in the national team fold and will do battle for Namibia at this year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
A defiant Central Namibia Football Association (CNFA) League with its headquarters holed up in the heart of the
WINDHOEK - Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will play their fifth SuperSport Rugby Challenge match against the visiting Leopards of South Africa tomorrow at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
While Namibians in all spheres of the country are waiting with bated breath the country’s participation in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) slated for next month in Egypt, a catastrophic man-made storm is brewing at the troubled Namibia Football Association (NFA) Football House in Katutura.
Video: Hotto reacts to Brave Warriors AFCON selection
WINDHOEK - Team Namibia is hoping to put up a stellar performance at the 18th edition of the Region 5 Karate Federation Championships slated for the coastal town of Swakopmund at The Dome this weekend.
WINDHOEK – America’s 21-year old sprinting sensation Michael Norman last Sunday clocked a remarkable 19.84 in the 200m at the Golden Grand Prix in Osaka, Japan to tumble the meeting’s all-time 200m record of 19.87 set by Namibia’s sprint legend Frank Fredericks 20 years ago.
WINDHOEK – After weeks of uncertainty, the executive committee of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) yesterday finally announced that for this season – which ends on Sunday – the league will relegate the bottom three teams, including demoted Young African FC, but the promotion of teams still hangs in the balance due to an inactive National First Division (NFD).
WINDHOEK - The Tangeni Nakale Athletics Club recently proved that it has come of age after three of its top young athletes scooped medals at the popular Dr. Sam Nujoma Half Marathon held in the capital.
WINDHOEK – Two crucial goals from Image Isaacks and Crispin Mbewe, coupled with the club’s sheer determination to finish the season on a high after having earlier lost out on the league title, helped propel African Stars to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Tigers on Saturday in the maiden Standard Bank Top-8 Cup.
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s rugby second-stringers, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will Sunday continue their hunt for a first victory in the ongoing SuperSport Rugby Challenge when they square off against Down Touch Griffons at the Impala Rugby Club Stadium in Rustenburg.
WINDHOEK – Having lost out on the league title, African Stars will tomorrow turn their full attention to the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup final where they face archrivals Tigers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
TSUMEB – Born Paulo Martins on the 29th of April 1967 in the remotely coastal town of Cabinda in Northern Angola, young Paulo relocated to South West Africa (SWA) as a toddler barely out of his nappies with his parents – only to resurface in the Copper Town of Tsumeb.
It’s quite amazing how times can fly, yours truly vividly remembers the day when a young skinny shy girl showed her competitors a clean pair of heels to clinch victory in the junior section of the maiden edition of the prestigious annual Old Mutual Victory Race series in Oshakati, more than two decades gone.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) run-away table-toppers Black Africa will tonight need either a win or a draw against struggling traditional rivals Orlando Pirates to lift the coveted league trophy, to end a five year drought.
WINDHOEK - The recently concluded Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Regional Chairpersons workshop – held in Windhoek - adopted some resolutions to be implemented during the course of this year. One of the most important decisions made was that the annual National Youth Games will take place at Swakopmund in December.
WINDHOEK - Team Namibia finished 7th overall at the South African Districts and Festival Squash Tournament (SACD) that took place over the weekend.
Video: Upgrade sport facilities through PPPs - Tjongarero
WINDHOEK – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigations into the internal affairs of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has taken a fresh twist, as the Namibian anti-graft body is now in hot pursuit of Brave Warriors Team Manager Tim Isaacs, New Era Sport has learnt.
WINDHOEK- Former sprinter and netball player Yolanda Tjipuka and her husband Sydney Tjipuka, recently teamed up with friends to assistant a group of nine athletes that formed part of the team that represented Namibia at the recent Cossasa Athletics Championships in eSwatini.
OMUTHIYA – Already boasting a state-of-the-art football field constructed at a tune of close to 10 million through Fifa assistance, the town of Omuthiya will soon embark on the construction of netball courts and other additional facilities.
WINDHOEK - Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero says the time is ripe to approach sport development creatively and has called on the regional chairpersons responsible for sport at various towns across the country to be innovative when addressing the shortage of sport facilities.
WINDHOEK – There is just a few matches left before the curtains come down on the 2018/19 Namibia Premier League (NPL) season and still there is no concrete communication as to how the NPL will go about the promotion and relegation of teams this season.
SWAKOPMUND - The revival of the 2019 Moto-X Namibian Championships has opened the throttle on some fierce competition amongst the ‘big guns’ this year, in particular the unbeatable ‘King of the Dirt’ champ Mark Sternagel, who is flying high for a long-awaited title win.
WINDHOEK – It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for local boxing, after Namibia’s veteran boxer and former two-time world champion Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda was out-brawled and outfoxed by America’s fast and furious fighter Stephen Fulton Jr in the wee hours of yesterday.
OKAHANDJA – Tura Magic’s chances of finishing within the top-three come end of the 2018/19 MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) season were Saturday thrown in further jeopardy when they suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of a resurgent Okahandja United at the town’s Nau-aib Stadium.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s veteran pugilist Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda will tomorrow be faced with a mammoth task of succeeding where compatriots Paulus “The Hitman” Moses, Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo and Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa once tried and failed – that is on the grueling world-renowned American boxing stage.
WINDHOEK – There was a bit of relieve for Namibia Premier League (NPL) relegation-threatened Orlando Pirates and Civics, who both managed to secure vital wins in mid-week action that saw them momentarily breathe a sigh of relief.
There is an old saying that when days are dark, friends are few – this old adage certainly applied to departed former Sorento Bucks FC giant shot-stopper and Black Africa staunch supporter, Ewert Beukes.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s elite marathon queen and the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, Helalia Johannes, has called on local and international marathoners to brace themselves for fire and fury as she has prepared her best at MTC Dr Sam Nujoma Half Marathon slated for the capital.
Video: League title is within touching distance - Shipanga
WINDHOEK – An audit report on the accounts of the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service for the 2017/18 fiscal year – conducted by the Office of the Auditor General – shows a persistent decline in interest by various sports federations and stakeholders in using government sports facilities.
WINDHOEK - Namibian middleweight knock-out specialist and former WBO/IBF Africa middleweight champion Walter Kautondokwa yesterday jetted off to neighbouring Zimbabwe, where he is set to square off against Malawi’s Simeon Tcheta in a 10-round non-title bout tomorrow.
Video: Youngsters hone their skills at Mario Football Foundation
WINDHOEK - The Mario Football Foundation is hosting a holiday coaching clinic at the Academia Sports Complex in Windhoek, which started on Monday and ends on Friday.
WINDHOEK - ‘’90 per cent of the league title will be decided on Thursday if we beat African Stars,” an upbeat Black Africa coach Paulus Shipanga said following their 3-1 victory over Tura Magic at the weekend.
WINDHOEK – The Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex, which was initially aimed at addressing the incessant lack of sports facilities and accord the country’s youth an opportunity to compete and showcase their talents, remains in a sorry state and continues to dwindle.
WINDHOEK – Namibian veteran long distance queen Helalia Johannes – at the age of 38 – remains unstoppable and continues to defy Mother Nature with her commanding exploits on the track, and on Saturday she once again reminded all and sundry that more is yet to come.
WINDHOEK – Tura Magic Ladies on Saturday pulled out all stops to dismantle a hapless Galz & Goals FC outfit 4-1 at the NFA Technical Centre in Katutura, as they were officially crowned NFA Skorpion Zinc Women Super League champions.
Video: Tura Magic Ladies crowned Women Super League Champs
Windhoek – England based Namibian-born defender Ryan Nyambe, who plies his trade for English Championship giants Blackburn Rovers, has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the club and see the 21-year old Namibian remain at Ewood Park until 2021.
WINDHOEK – Following last weekend’s 23-40 defeat against visiting South African club Xerox Golden Lions XV at home, Namibia’s second-string rugby side, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will tomorrow be away at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria where they face the Vodacom Blue Bulls for their second SuperSport Rugby Challenge encounter.
So, Tigers have relieved old time stopgap coach Oubaas Mokwena, aka “Siwelewele”, from his coaching duties following a string of poor results – their fourth coach to be ushered through the exit door since the start of the current term, which is certainly a record-breaking occurrence in the domestic topflight football league.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s international rugby star Tjiuee Uanivi has found a new home in the French second tier rugby league Pro D2 after it was announced that the bulky Namibian lock has penned a two-year deal with Rugby Club Massy Essonne (RCME).
WINDHOEK – After an outstanding performance in the NFA Skorpion Zinc Women Super League in the current season, Tura Magic ladies are set to be crowned league champions this coming weekend – with three more games in hand and currently sitting with 48 points atop the log.
WINDHOEK – South Africa’s biggest football magazine KickOff yesterday announced the eight shortlisted contenders for the prestigious KickOff (KO) Footballer of the 2018/19 Season award, with Namibia’s enterprising midfielder Deon Hotto leading the pack of nominees.
WINDHOEK – Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sport Commission (NSC) Freddy Mwiya yesterday warned that if local sport federations and umbrella bodies continue to shun calls for the immediate introduction of transformation policies, the NSC on behalf of government will have no choice but to consider introducing a quota system.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s top middleweight boxer Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa, who was this month scheduled to fight Tanzania’s Jacob Maganga for his non-title comeback fight but had his fight cancelled abruptly after Maganga failed a medical test, got a new opponent and will fight in Harare, Zimbabwe next month.
WINDHOEK - MTC Premiership table toppers Black Africa Football Club returned to winning ways when Wire Shipanga’s wounded Lions walloped hosts Life Fighters 4-2 in an exciting six goal thriller at the Mokati stadium in Otjiwarongo, on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – The unavoidable withdrawal bowls partners Graham Snyman and Will Esterhuizen (jnr) from the men’s national bowls team set to partake in the Atlantic Championships, slated for Wales next month, has obliged national selectors to call the pairing of Will’s old man, Willie Esterhuizen and JP Fouche as successors.
WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture will host its 12th Annual Social Sports gathering which gets underway on the 6th of next month in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s second-string rugby side, the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias, will tomorrow kick off their 2019 SuperSport Rugby Challenge campaign with a crucial clash against visiting South African outfit Xerox Golden Lions at Windhoek’s Hage Geingob Stadium at 16h00.
WINDHOEK – In his 14-page Budget Motivation speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni said the N$286 million allocated to his ministry for the 2019/20 fiscal year will not be sufficient to amply prepare the country’s various national teams for participation at important international events.
WINDHOEK – Local telecommunications giant MTC, in collaboration with Athletics Namibia (AN), yesterday officially launched the 8th edition of the Dr Sam Nujoma Half Marathon – one of Namibia’s most sought-after race on the country’s athletics calendar.
WINDHOEK - The World Health Organization (WHO) in Namibia launched its upcoming Walk/Run Race for Health, slated for the Daan Viljoen police checkpoint, tomorrow morning.
WINDHOEK – At around 07h30am last Saturday at the coastal town of Swakopmund, the usual seaside mist was absent that morning, leaving a clear path for the riders for the West Coast MTB Challenge as they looked ahead at what was to be a day when records were to be broken.
It’s with great difficulty as yours truly tries by all means to wrestle and hold back tears of joy, ecstasy and above all, a certain measure of massive disappointment, wheel-barrowed by a pinch of bitterness scrolling down my advancing cheeks.
WINDHOEK – Following the Fifa/NFA Normalisation Committee’s call for the Namibia Premier League (NPL) to reinstate demoted club Young African FC back into the league with effect until the NFA Appeals Committee has taken a decision on the club’s future, the league has responded to the committee with a big NO!.
WINDHOEK – With the Namibia junior welterweight title in the bag and a clean record in nine professional fights, Harry Simon Jnr says he is ready to clean up the local welterweight division but before moving on to conquer the global arena, he first wants to take Namibia’s former triple world champion Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo to the cleaners.
KEETMANSHOOP- When the //Kharas regional football team left the region to participate in this year’s annual The Namibian Newspaper Cup, //Kharas Governor Lucia Basson’s mission statement to the team was very short and clear, she said: “The best team must not win, //Kharas Region must win the tournament.”
WINDHOEK – The 18th edition of the Omaruru Spar Cycle Challenge – one of the country’s leading cycling competitions – was officially launched in the capital yesterday. As is customary, the race is slated for the town of Omaruru this weekend and according to chief organiser of the event Berthold Karumendu, a much bigger and better event is expected.
WINDHOEK – The Fifa Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has ordered the Namibia Premier League (NPL) to reinstate demoted Gobabis-based club Young African back into the league until the NFA Appeals Committee has pronounced itself on the club’s future.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s empress of long distance running Helalia Johannes on Saturday delivered a sterling performance to outclass a strong field of equally prodigious runners to win the 21-km half marathon of the prestigious Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s super featherweight sensation Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila on Saturday put on a vintage display when he dismantled and outfoxed Hungarian opponent Zoltan Kovacs to further bolster his boxing career and move within touching distance of a potential world title.
Video: Mikka 'Silent Assasin' Shonena retains the WBO Africa welterweight title
Video: Jeremiah 'Lowkey' Nakathila crowned new WBO Global champion
WINDHOEK – Former Namibia football reigning champions African Stars coach Robert Nauseb has dragged the club to the office of the Labour Commissioner, demanding that the club pays in full his outstanding money.
Strangely, apart from the great Brazilian Edson Arantes Donascimento, aka Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo, a significant chunk of the world’s finest footballers happens to be left footed. Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Percy Tau, Ryan Giggs, Mo Salah,
So, Namibia will be fully represented in a pair of major August sport gatherings this year following our national senior football and rugby fifteen side the Welwitschias and the Brave Warriors qualification for the Rugby World Cup in Japan and the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, respectively.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars will tonight continue their league title hunt with a crucial clash against in-form Tura Magic at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 19h00.
WINDHOEK – With the draw for the 24 teams participating in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finalised and confirmed last Friday, and for Namibians, attention now turns to the Brave Warriors preparations and their prospects of making an impact in Egypt.
WINDHOEK - Fledgling and accomplished athletes from across nine Southern African countries are set to battle for top honours in the 4th edition of the annual Regional Sports Awards (RASA 2019) following the unveiling of nominees.
WINDHOEK – Khomas Nampol on Saturday delivered one of their finest performances when they showed class and maturity in their 6-0 resounding victory over the Girls Football Academy (GFA) club during their Skorpion Zinc NFA Women Super League encounter at the NFA Technical Centre.
WINDHOEK – Struggling Katutura giants, Orlando Pirates, slightly eased their relegation worries with a hard-fought 1-0 win over rejuvenated Okahandja United in an MTC Premiership relegation dogfight at the Nau-Aib stadium in Okahandja on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – The second edition of the national qualifier of the Red Bull Neymar JR’s Five took place in Windhoek on Saturday, with 32 teams battling it out for the top 6 spots going through to the final.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors pair of the foreign legion Peter ‘Pikes’ Shalulile and Deon Hotto-Kavendjii were both in devastating form, scoring match-winning goals for their respective clubs Highlands Park and Bidvest Wits University in the stinking rich South African Professional Soccer League (PSL) last weekend.
Windhoek – The moment a country secures qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), there is no luxury of preference and comfort, as a team has to face and deal with whoever opponent they are pitted against, local football analysts opined.
The now defunct exciting coastal outfit Explorer Eleven Football Club will go down in history as arguably one of the most entertaining football playing teams in domestic football.
With thirteen rounds of matches left to play in the country’s flagship football league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) – early table toppers Black Africa FC sizeable lead cheesed off to four points.
Windhoek –Namibia’s veteran pugilist Paulus “El Jesus” Ambunda has been thrown another lifeline to conquer the international boxing arena after it was announced yesterday that the Namibian super bantamweight boxer will square off against unbeaten American star Stephen Fulton.
Zenatha Coleman scored twice as the Brave Gladiators were held to a 2-all draw by Botswana in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier played at the Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday night.
WINDHOEK – Going into tonight’s coastal derby, Blue Waters mentor Christy Guruseb has maintained that they will not deviate from their philosophy of “taking it one game at a time” when they lock horns with traditional rivals Eleven Arrows at the Kuisebmond Stadium.
WINDHOEK - One-hundred and eighty swimmers participated in the Fifth Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala and the Aqua Pentathlon, held over the weekend at the Olympia Municipal Swimming Pool in Windhoek.
Video: Namibia 2 - 2 Botswana CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
WINDHOEK – Clubs campaigning in the country’s three National First Division (NFD) streams, the North East Stream First Division (NESFD), North West Stream First Division (NWSFD) and Southern Stream First Division (SSFD), are still in the dark about their immediate future.
WINDHOEK - Brave Gladiators captain Zenatha Coleman says scoring an early goal and tightening their performance in all departments will be a key ingredient in beating visiting Botswana in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier tonight at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 18h30.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s top middleweight boxer Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa will now face Tanzanian fighter Jacob Maganga for his non-title comeback fight this month after South African opponent France Ramabolu, who was the initial contender, withdrew from the contest a few days ago.
WINDHOEK – In-form Unam Bokkies on Saturday maintained their good run in the Skorpion Zinc Women Super League when they defeated V-Power Angels 2-1 to bag maximum points during a thrilling clash at the NFA Technical Centre in the capital.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek Bowling Club (WBC) staged an astonishing successful Fund Raising competition, which attracted an incredible high number of 46 entrants.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s dominance in the U/20 Africa Gold Cup yesterday came to a halt when the country’s U/20 rugby team lost 18-21 in a tightly contested final of the U/20 Barthés Rugby Africa Trophy in Nairobi, Kenya.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) title-chasing rivals Black Africa and African Stars on Friday recorded comprehensive victories to bolster their league title ambitions and solidify their dominance of the log table.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s U/20 rugby team yesterday displayed supreme determination and sheer perfection in dismantling Senegal 45-12 on their way to book a place in the final of the 2019 Rugby Africa U/20 Barthes Trophy.
WINDHOEK – As opposed to proceedings in the opening round of the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL), the second round of the country’s flagship football league will kick off this weekend and will see the return of doubleheader matches.
Back in the day, recreational establishments were called into life strictly on the basis of tribal affiliation and family attachment, nothing more, and nothing less. If you were a young aspiring footballer and happened to reside in the Nama section or adjacent Damara location in the vast populated Katutura township for natives – your ultimate destination would have been already determined by design.
It’s now crystal clear as daylight that sport is placed right at the bottom of our government’s list of priorities – if the massive cut evidenced in the skeleton budget allocation to the country’s presiding sport body, the National Sports Commission (NSC) is anything to go by.
WINDHOEK – With the local sports sector already on its knees financially, it appears things could get even more worse this year as the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has only allocated a paltry N$6 million to the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) for all its activities for the 2019/2020 financial year.
WINDHOEK - Buccaneers squash duo Immanuel Amarongo and Angelo Titus won the men’s Wanderers Squash Doubles Open held in the capital recently, taking the trophy for the second time in a space of three years.
WINDHOEK – Newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Harald Fulle strongly believes that professionalising domestic football will remain a pipe dream until critical questions around trust and brand reputation are fully addressed with current and prospective stakeholders.
WINDHOEK – New Era Sport has been reliably informed that close to seventy sport officers, attached to the portfolio ministry have been effectively rendered redundant, seating idle in the comfort of their well decorated offices drawing their monthly salaries unhindered without having to shed an ounce of sweat.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Premier League (NPL) has officially appointed veteran administrator Harald Fülle as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on a one-year contract.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Basketball School League (NBSL) kicked off with several matches on display, attracting teams from local public primary and high schools comprising of players from as young as 9-year old competing in the Under-11 division while 18-year olds played in the Underr-19 age category, in Windhoek last weekend.
MAFEKING - A total of 15 athletes, 5 girls and 10 boys, all learners of the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) got up very early, despite the hectic school calendars promise of a long weekend on the occasion of the Namibian Independence Anniversary Celebrations.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni has bemoaned the lack of sport education in schools, saying it hampers the development of sport at schools, especially at grassroots level.
WINDHOEK – As the national senior women’s football side, the Brave Gladiators prepare to face Botswana for their 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games qualifier, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni yesterday paid the girls a visit and delivered a heartfelt sendoff message.
WINDHOEK – Brave Gladiators pair of Beverly Uueziua and Millicent Hikuam have bagged professional contracts that will now see them ply their trade in the United States of America (USA) and Thailand respectively.
RUNDU – Veteran professional boxer Jonas Matheus found himself stretched to the limit before emerging victorious via a unanimous decision, after a marathon 12-rounds of blood, sweat and tears to retain his International Boxing Organization (IBO) Feather Bantamweight title.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Karate Union (Naku) at its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Windhoek on Saturday discussed some proposed constitutional amendments and to elect a new Secretary-General.
WINDHOEK – Unam Bokkies football team bounced back from their defeat a fortnight ago against powerhouse Tura Magic to winning ways when the Clever Girls saw off fellow students Nust Babes FC by 3 goals to 2 in a nail-biting clash of the titans at the NFA Technical Centre on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – Semifinals action in the popular Standard Bank Top-8 Cup recommences this weekend, which will see top guns African Stars locking horns with Tura Magic, and Black Africa squaring off against rivals Tigers for the 2nd leg of the cup’s semifinals.
The sacred garden town of Okahandja has in the past unearthed a significant number of great athletes - footballers in particular, that went on to become household names in the top echelons of domestic football.
WINDHOEK – He came, saw and conquered, the fairytale journey of Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo “Bucksey” Mannetti is a far cry from a rollercoaster.
WINDHOEK - One of the oldest recreational entities in the country Blue Waters Football Club, has embarked on an aggressive campaign to revive and restore the identity and pride of this historical institution.
So, Namibia will be making her sixth successive appearance at the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Cup in Japan, August this year.
WINDHOEK – An irate Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti yesterday said he was shocked and disappointed to note that some Namibians had nothing positive to say about the Brave Warriors’ qualification to this year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon).
WINDHOEK – It somehow appears that it will slightly be another rock-strewn sporting year for the local fraternity after it was announced that the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has been allocated N$286 million for the 2019/20 financial year, which is a N$2 million reduction from the N$288 million the ministry got in the last financial year.
WINDHOEK – According to French leading radio station France Bleu, the future of Namibia’s senior rugby team veteran flanker, Pieter-Jan “PJ” van Lill, is hanging in the balance at French Pro D2 second tier league club Aviron Bayonnais.
WINDHOEK - NoWil Girls Football Development Project, a non-profit community based program that aims to develop women football in Namibia by taking young girls off the streets and keeping them busy with football activities, is set to host a tournament.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s leading middleweight boxers Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma on Sunday narrowly missed out on a perfect opportunity to bring the coveted vacant WBA international super middleweight title home.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) on Saturday held a level-1 Referees Clinic, which was the first of its kind in Windhoek at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Premises.
OMUTHIYA – The Oshikoto regional U/19 netball team have been hard at work with preparations for this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup to be held at the southern town of Mariental in the Hardap region over the Easter weekend next month.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian senior football team the Brave Warriors were left licking their wounds after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Zambia in their decisive Group-K African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Lusaka on Saturday.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors’ embarrassing lukewarm performance in their decisive final 2019 Afcon qualifier against Zambia was overshadowed by demands and threats as disgruntled squad members tried to force the country’s football authorities to hand over win bonuses.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian team that recently participated in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates arrived to a hero’s welcome at Hosea Kutako International Airport on Friday.
WINDHOEK – Going into tomorrow’s historic 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against the Chipolopolos of Zambia, the Brave Warriors of Namibia will take to the field with a clear understanding of what is at stake and what a possible victory will mean for the country.
WINDHOEK – When the exciting maroon and gold strip Tsumeb outfit Etosha Lions FC arrived at Park Station, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1962 – the star-studded squad only had eleven players on board under the stewardship of shrewd football administrator, the late Herbert Conradie.
WINDHOEK - Five-hundred and twenty-eight participants, comprising 132 teams of four, took part in the Bank Windhoek Corporate Challenge Relay at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Olympia, Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – After winning last year’s edition of the Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Association (Cosassa) Athletics meet held in Botswana, Namibia has already set plans in motion and is gearing up to defend her crown at this year’s championships slated for eSwatini.
WINDHOEK - Cohen Fistball Club (CFC 1) won the first round of the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League after seeing off hosts Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) last weekend.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors will this weekend have to do battle without the reliable services of goalkeeper Edward Maova when they face the Chipolopolos of Zambia for their 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Lusaka.
WINDHOEK – Despite reasonable growth in various facets of the local sports fraternity, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is not entirely satisfied with the overall contribution sport makes to the country’s GDP.
Windhoek – The story of Namibia’s fast rising bodybuilding star Panduleni “King P” Nekomba can easily be compared to that of America’s and arguably the world’s greatest bodybuilder of all time Ronnie Coleman.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games gold medalist and evergreen veteran runner, Ruben Gowaseb on Saturday once again stole international headlines when he clinched the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Windhoek – The upcoming Namibia Annual Sport Expo, scheduled for September later this year, could serve as a perfect opportunity for the local sport fraternity to realign itself and embark on a route that would see Namibia claim a stake on the international sport arena, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila strongly believes.
WINDHOEK – Action in the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup resumes this weekend when the last four remaining teams go toe-to-toe in the semifinals of the cup competition at the Kuisebmond Stadium at the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
Former Ramblers Football Club free scoring attacking midfielder Willy Fredericks, wears the kind of face that would not look out of place as an innocent kinder garten boytjie. The baby face retired lethal midfielder-cum-forward was kind of a journeyman during his formative years as a potential superstar – New Era Sports caught up with the smiling assassin...
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has once again sponsored the annual Hennie de Waal Sports Festival, which kicked off Wednesday at Windhoek’s Technical High School (HTS) sports ground.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni yesterday assured the Brave Warriors they have the unwavering support of all Namibians, including that of the country’s political segment.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Monday officially opened the players’ registration and transfer window within the country’s various football leagues as the Namibia Premier League (NPL) concludes the first round of matches.
WINDHOEK – Namibia senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, defense coach Roger Thompson, who was arrested on Sunday in connection with alleged housebreaking with intent to steal and theft as well as two other charges of using a vehicle without the owner’s consent, yesterday made his first appearance in court.
WINDHOEK - Saints men’s team were crowned the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League champions, after they sealed the title in a record-breaking season by defeating Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) 10-3 on Friday evening, as well as thrashing University of Namibia (Unam) 7-1 on Saturday evening.
LUDERITZ – The eight football clubs at this year’s edition of the annual Harders Cup became chief recipients of brand new playing gear ahead of the much anticipated southern August gathering that will see the overall winner walk away with a whopping N$100, 000.
WINDHOEK – The Southern Africa Golfers & Visitors Society (SAGES) Windhoek Branch golf club in conjunction with title sponsors BCX Namibia, Old Mutual and Rennies Travel Namibia will once again stage the annual Fund Raising Golf Tourney with renewed energy, this year.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s internationally accredited football referee Jackson Pavaza continues to cement his name as one of the best referees on the African continent and this month, the 35-year old Fifa-accredited official will once again make further inroads.
WINDHOEK – Gobabis club Young African FC’s urgent application recently launched with the Windhoek High Court seeking interim relief to have the demoted club reinstated into the Namibia Premier League (NPL), was yesterday struck from the roll with costs.
WINDHOEK - The African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 recently joined forces with the Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) in embarking on its journey of mentoring and preparing more women to take up leadership positions at various federations and commissions of member states.
WINDHOEK – Namibian veteran sports administrator and chairman of the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5, Dr Vetumbuavi Veii says deserving athletes from member countries continue to be short-changed by coordinators who fail to implement and promulgate important AUSC programmes.
WINDHOEK – This coming weekend, Saturday, 16 March, will see the first round of the Namibian Enduro Series. The new venue added to this year’s calendar will see riders from all over Namibia travel to the town of Gobabis for the race.
WINDHOEK – Deplorable Katutura giants Orlando Pirates Football Club sank deeper into the relegation zone when the Sea Robbers were humbled 2-0 by Unam in a one sided MTC Premiership clash in Windhoek on Saturday.
WNDHOEK - The first edition of the annual Sanlam Junior Tennis Tourney took place in Windhoek, last weekend attracting tennis players from all over the country with the number of over 70 entries above expectation, providing for a tough competition in all age groups.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Erastus Uutoni is strongly convinced that Namibia hosting this year’s AUSC Region 5 Regional Annual Sport Awards (Rasa) will serve as the perfect stepping stone for the country to promulgate her broader agenda of youth and sport development through excellence.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars are faced with a mammoth task of closing down on current log leaders Black Africa, who are topping the log with 32 points while 2nd placed Stars are on 25 points.
Death has struck Namibian football for the umpteenth time as the country awoken to the devastating news that former Brave Gladiators and Okahandja Beauties Football Club versatile footballer Stephanie Hummel has exited the game of life.
WINDHOEK - Jürgen Geiger and Johan Coetzee, were the top achievers of the 2018/2019 Namibia Bass Angling Association’s (NBAA) season. The two were recognised for their achievements at a prize giving ceremony held in Windhoek over the weekend.
WINDHOEK – The besieged Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU), which has for the past few months hogged ear-piercing headlines ranging from maladministration to financial irregularities, appears to be swarming on its knees and on the very edge of closing its doors.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s banking giant First National Bank (FNB) yesterday once again demonstrated its unyielding support towards the development of local sports, when they threw their weight behind the successful hosting of the first-ever Namibia Annual Sports Expo with a N$150 000 sponsorship
Video: FNB pledge N$150 000.00 towards Namibia Annual Sport Expo
WINDHOEK – Teams campaigning in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) were last month left high and dry when their monthly grants were slashed by 50% as punishment for the NPL’s failure to promptly consult and inform both league sponsors MTC and FNB Namibia about Standard Bank’s arrival as sponsor of the Top-8 Cup, New Era Sport has learnt.
WINDHOEK – It was rather a busy one for bowls in general but hosts TransNamib Bowling Club (TNBC) in particular, when the latter staged its annual fundraiser tourney in Windhoek last weekend.
WINDHOEK - Top representatives from the Bank Windhoek-sponsored Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) recently travelled to Opuwo, the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia, to officially launch the newly established Great Kunene Volleyball Association (GKVA).
Windhoek – It rained goals in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) this weekend, as Shandumbala giants Tigers produced a breathtaking performance that saw them demolish league rookies Young Brazilians 7-3 in a one-sided match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Without a shadow of doubt, former Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows Football Club speedy winger Thomas Uushona, aka ‘Uncle Tommy’ was one of the greatest footballers ever to emerge from our shores and surely needs some kind of acknowledgement and recognition.
OUTJO - Private school Moria located in Outjo was the proud host of last weekend’s NASP competition, which attracted a sizeable number of aspiring archers offering steep competition amongst 14 schools/clubs from all over the country.
WINDHOEK – The 2nd edition of the ever-growing Sanlam Coastal Marathon was officially launched in the capital yesterday, where organisers promised to make the 2019 edition of the popular annual marathon bigger and better.
Whispers flitting from the corridors of Football House is that the ‘trouble-ravaged’ MTC Namibia Premiership (NPL) hierarchy is to unveil Orlando Pirates Football Club executive member Nicky Kasilipile as the league’s new chief executive officer (CEO).
WINDHOEK – It was nothing but a haze of intimidation and an exchange of verbal jabs between Mendu “Hands of God” Kaangundue and Charles Shinima, who will both headline this weekend’s ‘Back to the Roots Boxing Bonanza” at the A. Shipena Secondary School in the capital.
WINDHOEK - Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has pledged to support the upcoming first-ever Namibia Annual Sports Expo (Nase) slated for later this year.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek City Runners Club in collaboration with NamibRE will be hosting a social run in honour of Namibia’s late liberation struggle icon Andimba Toivo ya Toivo under the appellation “Ya Toivo Social Run”.
WINDHOEK – After their urgent court application was removed from the roll with costs last week by High Court judge Claudia Claasen on technicalities, Gobabis club Young African is fighting on.
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek in partnership with Farm Windhoek Fitness will host the second Dusk and Dawn Stage Trail Run on Friday and Saturday in Windhoek. The two-day event aims to challenge experienced trail runners with back-to-back runs at the IJG Trails.
WINDHOEK – Namibia football reigning champions African Stars on Saturday emphatically brushed aside a hapless Orlando Pirates by 5-0 to book their place in the semifinals of the maiden edition of the Standard Bank Top 8 Cup at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.
WINDHOEK - The FIFA Normalisation Committee (NC) has called on member organisations affiliated to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to submit reports and results of their leadership committees’ elections in order to assist with the normalisation of the mother body.
WINDHOEK – It never rain, it only pours for the serial troubled Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB.
WINDHOEK – The urgent court application launched by demoted Young African FC this week with the Windhoek High Court – which sought interim relief to have the club reinstated into the Namibia Premier League (NPL) – was yesterday struck off the roll with costs.
WINDHOEK – Action in the maiden edition of the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup will tonight continue at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00 when Otjiwarongo-based outfit Might Gunners square off with Tura Magic in what is expected to be a spectacular encounter.
A product of Mariental’s largest residential area Aimablaagte, much travelled burly defender George Hummel will go down in history as the one and only Namibian athlete to have graced the traditional hostile football fields in communist Russia.
WINDHOEK – In a letter dated 19 February 2019, Tjombe-Elago Inc. – the lawyers representing the Fifa Normalisation Committee – wrote to ousted Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary-General Barry Rukoro and his lawyers Tjitemisa & Associates reaffirming the commit