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Dance Sport Namibia selects national team

WINDHOEK - Dance Sport Namibia (DSN) has selected a strong 14-member team to represent Namibia at the three-day Ballroom and Latin American Dance Styles, representing the country at the Rumba in the Jungle competition, which gets underway in Johannesburg today at Sun City, South Africa.

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The dangers of political flags, banners at stadiums … ‘SWAPO’ flags spotted at Brave Warriors match

WINDHOEK – While Namibians in all corners of the country are still jovially basking in the glory of Brave Warriors’ 1-0 win over the resilient Mozambican Black Mambas on Tuesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, it has also since emerged that a certain portion of fans in attendance breached FIFA rules and regulations when they hoisted political flags during the match.

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Just a few more steps towards AFCON 2019 - Mannetti

WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors 1-0 win over Mozambique on Tuesday night gives Namibians much-needed hope of making it to next year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, despite being faced with a daunting task next month when Namibia takes on Guinea Bissau at home in a potential decider.

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Kautondokwa vs Andrade: Head-to-head analysis

WINDHOEK – Namibia’s undefeated WBO Africa middleweight king Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa is faced with a mammoth task brushing aside unbeaten American opponent Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade in their WBO world middleweight title fight this weekend at the TD Garden in Boston, USA.

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Young Brazilians a work in progress, says coach

KEETMANSHOOP – Newly promoted Namibia Premier League (NPL) campaigners Young Brazilians Football Club still have a few rough edges to polish before the country’s flagship football league gets underway, says the team’s head coach Tolla Julius.

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Reusable goody bag for Cycle Classic participants

WINDHOEK – With the support of leading local retail chain Pick n Pay Namibia, entrants for the cycling races and runs of Cycle Classic as well as Kiddies Classic are to receive a reusable goody bag, as opposed to the past where participants only received plastic-type goody bags.

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Youth motivated by 72nd hiking session

WINDHOEK  – A total number of thirty hikers took part in the Bank Windhoek sponsored Namibia Hikers Association’s (NHA) 72nd session at the Kaiser Wilhelm Mountain’s hiking trail in Windhoek, last weekend. 

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The unknown side of Lord “Lucky-Boy” Gawanab

From the notorious Guest House to the genuine leather couches at State House, the life journey of energetic Namibian Consul General in Menoque, Southern Angola, one Mauritz “Lucky” Gawanab, is just one of those astonishing tales that can only be traced in libraries and archives - detailing how successful blokes who have traveled through challenging thorny paths finally reached the promised land of milk and honey.

Don’t scratch where it’s not itching

Perhaps coincidentally, the sickening ongoing war of words between the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) and its supposed commercial arm just came about at the time when Namibia has qualified for her sixth successive appearance at the IRB Rugby World Cup finals to be hosted by Japan, next year.

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Khomas Nampol, Revivals crowned volleyball champions

WINDHOEK - The 2018 Bank Windhoek Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) Cup second and final rounds concluded at University of Namibia’s (UNAM) main campus in Windhoek, last weekend with Khomas Nampol and Revivals taking top honours in the men’s and women’s finals respectively. 

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MA Elite Referee Course gets underway

WINDHOEK - Namibia Football Association (NFA) match officials are being taken through the ropes through the FIFA Member Association (MA) Elite Referee Course, aimed at enhancing local referees’ knowledge about the game and to effect greater uniformity standards of performance at national, regional and international levels.

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CFC crowned fistball champions

WINDHOEK – Last weekend’s Bank Windhoek Fistball League playoffs, staged at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW)  grounds, saw two of Cohen Fistball Clubs (CFC), Cohen 1 and Cohen 3, outclassing their opponents to be crowned champions in the National A and B leagues, respectively.

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Local fighters win medals at Desert Storm II

WALVIS BAY - The Namibian Kickboxing Federation hosted the Desert Storm 11 boxing bonanza at Walvis Bay recently. This particular championship serves as the national qualifiers and title fights as well as sub-Saharan championship title fights. 

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Sport awards nominees unveiled

Windhoek – Local golfing sensation Likius Nande, leads a strong field of nominees for this year’s annual Namibia Sport Commission Sport awards ceremony slated for Swakopmund on 27 October.

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FNB Namibia caught between rock and hard place

WINDHOEK – Namibian rugby principal sponsor FNB Namibia has issued a press release distancing itself from accusations of interference in the internal affairs of domestic rugby, adding that it has a long and proud history of supporting the development of many sporting disciplines in the country.

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‘Executioner’ in line for bite at world title

WINDHOEK - Hard punching Namibian middleweight professional boxer Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa is on the threshold of confronting Demetrius Andrade for the Word Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight world title on October 20 should title holder Billy ‘Joe’ Saunders gets stripped of his belt.

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Di-Toa football tourney shifted to Grootfontein

OMUTHIYA - The much-anticipated annual Di-Toa mega football bonanza, which was initially slated to hit Omuthiya this weekend, has been called off, citing a fixture congestion as a result of play-offs matches being hosted across the northern part. 

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Naigambo, Matheus wins big in low-key Botswana marathon

WINDHOEK – Veteran Namibian roadrunner Olympiad and reigning Sportswoman of the Year award holder Beata Naigambo, handsomely returned the compliment to compatriot Helalia Johannes, who has cleared the field to win the highly competitive Cape Town marathon in the Mother City, last weekend.

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Woody top favourite to take over at Okahandja United

WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s top football mentors Woody Jacobs, who yesterday surprisingly parted ways with club Tigers FC, is top favourite to take over at newly promoted Namibia Premier League (NPL) side Okahandja United FC, New Era Sport has established.

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Namibia’s Iyambo part of FIFA’s Master in Sports program

WINDHOEK – Former Brave Gladiators front-lady and qualified Namibia Football Association (NFA) instructor Salome Iyambo was on Monday unveiled as one of the 28 international postgraduate students selected to partake in the 19th edition class of the FIFA International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport program.

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Africa Motto’s NPL promotion not yet finalised …Rukoro clears confusion

WINDHOEK – Contrary to reports that Oshakati’s Africa Motto Football Club has gained promotion to the Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the expense of overall winners Military School (MS) Okahandja Football Club, NFA secretary-general Barry Rukoro late yesterday shot down such reports and said the issue is still enjoying the attention of his office and a final decision will be communicated in due course.

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Atlanta Chiefs FC, the pride of Khomasdal 1970 – 1973

The history of Namibian football would be totally incomplete and grave travesty of justice if written without mentioning exciting Khomasdal outfit Atlanta Chiefs Football Club – let alone ignoring the contribution of footballers from that neck of the woods towards the overall growth of domestic football.

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B2Gold Golf Day a massive success

Tsumeb – B2Gold’s Otjikoto Mine successfully hosted a corporate golf day at the Tsumeb Golf Club recently that attracted a total of ten teams from various northern mining and supply companies with team consisting of four golfers.

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Kautondokwa few inches away from world title shot… Saunders vs Andrade next month 

WINDHOEK – Now more than ever, Namibia’s highly celebrated middleweight boxer Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa is virtually on the brink of a historic world title shot and could sooner than expected become the country’s next world champion. This is after the World Boxing Organization (WBO) declared the undefeated Kautondokwa No.2 in the world in the latest rankings released by the world’s renowned boxing organisation.

Seventieth NHA Hiking Session a success 

WINDHOEK - The Bank Windhoek sponsored Namibia Hikers Association (NHA) - a wellness gathering initiated by the Ondundu Youth Development Organisation (Inc.) staged its 70th Hiking Session at the Kaiser Wilhelm Mountain’s hiking trail in Windhoek, this month.

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Namibia ends 4th at U/20 World Rugby Trophy

Windhoek – Namibia’s U/20 rugby team yesterday narrowly missed out on a chance to win bronze at the just-ended 2018 World Rugby Trophy in Romania, when the Namibian youngsters went down 67-36 against a hard-running Portugal side at Bucharest’s National Stadium.

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Horseracing at Okakarara this weekend

WINDHOEK – Activities at the ongoing Okakarara Trade Fair will this weekend be amplified by thrilling horseracing action, organised by the Professor Supporters Club under the auspices of Okahatjipara Turf Club.

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The unknown English boy in the bubble Steven “Stevie’ Carr

Had young Steven Carr, not decided to leave his native land for the United Kingdom to explore the rest of the world, he could have easily played for the land of his birth at all youth levels including the senior national football team, the Brave Warriors, if his immerse football talent is anything to go by.

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Cycle Classics applauds helpers

WINDHOEK - Rotary Club Windhoek in conjunction with Cycling Club Windhoek Pedal Power as technical partner for the road bike and mountain bike cycling races, Quinton Steele-Botes, WHS Athletics Club, takes care of the runs, walks and T-Rex Training Tribe the Kiddies Classic. 

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Paint Sam Nujoma Stadium red on Saturday – Hotto

WINDHOEK - In-form Brave Warriors attacking midfielder Deon Hotto has called on the public to come out in large number on Saturday and fill up the Sam Nujoma Stadium when the Brave Warriors take on the Chipolopolos of Zambia for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group K qualifier.

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Sports Commission spits venom at Hockey Union

WINDHOEK – Chief administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Freddy Mwiya yesterday rubbished a statement issued last week by the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU), in which the union cleared its allegedly racism-tainted coach Maryke Short of any wrongdoings.

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Somaeb makes debut for Serbian club FK Zemun

WINDHOEK – Namibian international Hendrik “Ballack” Somaeb on Saturday made his debut for Serbian Super League club FK Zemun, which he recently joined after spending the better part of last year at Namibia Premiership coastal giants Blue Waters FC.

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Namibia’s presence in Zambian 7s rugby opens Pandora box

WINDHOEK – With domestic rugby still reeling in shock trying to recover from the sad news of the national senior team, the Welwitschias’ last-minute withdrawal from the South African Provincial Currie Cup second tier competition, the oval ball game has been thrown into further turmoil.

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Cycle Classic beckons for the entire family

WINDHOEK - Arrangements for Cycle Classic, the country’s largest sporting event in terms of entrants are well on track. The two-day gathering gets underway on the 13th of next month in Windhoek, comprising of three cycling races and two running events.

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Karatekas win medals at continental championships

WINDHOEK - The Namibian karate team ended 9th overall at the just ended African championships in Kigali, Rwanda, over the weekend. Namibia claimed various medals at the highly competitive continental championships courtesy of Myvoone Swaart (1x silver, 2x bronze), Freddy Mwiya Jr (bronze), Michelle Tjimuku (bronze) and Rassie Esterhuizen (bronze).

Let us tackle racism in sport head-on

Racism in Namibian sports is rife and has become a daily experience for many athletes in many a sporting disicpline. One should perhaps acknowledge the myth-busting performance of the barefooted African American sprinter Jesse Owen at the Berlin Olympics in 1933. 

RIP Gert ‘Larney’ Madjiedt 1971 - 2018

Without a shadow of doubt, the Ramblers football team that swept their opponents aside with a certain measure of brutality during the second edition of Premiership football in democratic Namibia, was arguably the most exciting team in the business at the time.

MTB Dirt Attack Conquered

OKAHANDJA - Year two of the MTB Dirt Attack Ride/Run hit like a storm as 170 riders lined up to take on one of the most beautiful, yet challenging routes of the year. 

Wounded Desert Jewels look ahead

WINDHOEK – Namibia’s netball team, Desert Jewels yesterday suffered a setback from Tuesday’s impressive 54-34 win over Kenya, when they lost 62-44 against an aggressive Zimbabwean side in their third match of the ongoing Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers yesterday in Lusaka, Zambia.

The giant goalie with the safe pair of hands - Klaus Hubner

WINDHOEK – Way back in 1981, almost three and half decades ago, the usually laid back enclave Orkney, holed up in Western Transvaal, with her vast open spaces meandering lazily through the town, local organizers packed away their trade tools to welcome the star-studded amateurs from then South West Africa (SWA) Currie Cup Football team for the annual showpiece.

NPL must explore radio to gain ground

Whilst we must applaud the hastily scrambled together executive committee of the country’s elite football league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) under the shrewd stewardship of Patrick Kauta, for the smooth sailing manner in which they conducted business, yours truly is obliged to send a word of caution against complacency.

‘Gracefully aging’ Hitman out to tame Tagoe

Windhoek – At an advanced 40-years of age and boasting a blossoming career that spans almost over two decades, Namibia’s veteran boxer Paulus “Hitman” Moses remains atop of his game and continues to make world champions and whoever crosses his path look like mere rookies in the business of trading leather.

Desert Jewels succumbs to ruthless Uganda

WINDHOEK – Namibia’s senior netball team, the Desert Jewels, yesterday kicked off their Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers campaign on a gloomy note when they suffered a 72-47 defeat at the hands of the ruthless Ugandan “She-Cranes” as they are popularly known, during their opening match.

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Namibia’s Desert Jewels takes on Uganda today

WINDHOEK – Namibia’s senior netball team, the Desert Jewels, will today take to the courts to confront East African nation Uganda for their opening match of the Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers, which officially kicked late yesterday.

Up close and personal with flying winger, John Hans

The football-obsessed institution popularly known as Dobra (St Joseph’s Secondary School) has without a shadow of doubt produced the finest footballers that graced football pitches across the length and width of then South West Africa (SWA) now Namibia, back in the day.

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Fistball league hits home straight

SWAKOPMUND - The 4th round of matches in the exciting Bank Windhoek Fistball League takes place at the Swakopmund Fussball Club (SFC) in Swakopmund on Saturday at 08h00 ahead of the much anticipated play-offs in September.