World Boxing Organisation (WBO) global junior lightweight champion Jeremiah Nakathila says he misses fighting and cannot wait to get back into the ring.
Well, it is a documented fact that the deadly coronavirus is taking centre stage in many aspects of human lives, gravely affecting the daily diet of many confirmed citizens.
The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) recently announced measures and guidelines that will apply to all sport codes under stage 4 of the government’s Covid-19 emergency response program, and the NSC’s pronouncement was quite crystal clear that the hosting of all planned sport events should, at all times, be done under the strict health protocols and within the confines of the prescribed Covid-19 guidelines.
Namibia has for the umpteenth time awoken to another devastating news following the untimely death of former Flames Football Club inspirational skipper Simon Nuujoma, aka “Oikaisino”
The Brave Warriors of Namibia will now only get a chance to make a second appearance at the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament early next year, after CAF announced that the 2020 edition of the competition has been moved to January 2021
Namibia’s leading boxing promoter Nestor Tobias strongly believes that with his academy’s renewed relationship with MTC, they will continue creating value and excellence with the ultimate aim of making Namibia the burrow of African boxing.
Cricket Namibia (CN)’s youth development manager, Hestelle Haccou, believes the recently launched junior cricket school tournament will serve as the perfect stepping stone for upcoming cricketers to reach their full potential.
Grassroots sports is extremely important to any developing sporting nation. It is the foundation for sport prosperity and sport success in any country around the globe. When catered for and delivered well, it creates immense value and develops more talents for the country in all sport codes.
The possible expulsion of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) will be top of the agenda at the much-awaited 16th extra-ordinary congress of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) slated for next Saturday, 18 July 2020, documents seen by this publication reveal.
South African football great Benni McCarthy has recalled how he scored his four goals for Bafana Bafana against the Brave Warriors of Namibia at the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations, saying it was the chants of “Banana Banana” by Namibian fans in Windhoek a few months earlier that had driven him.
If you go to prison right now and approach a group of 100 inmates and ask how many of them actively participated in any sort of sporting or leisure event before coming to jail, I can assure you that the statistics from their response will shock you.
Namibian sport has in the past produced a significant number of high-profile athletes, manufactured in all sorts of different packages, notably in the football discipline.
First National Bank (FNB) Namibia’s three-year N$15 million sponsorship deal with suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) officially came to an end on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, and reliable sources have informed this publication that the bank is now considering diverting their sponsorship to the country’s First Division.
Namibia climbed seven places in the latest netball rankings released recently by the International Netball Federation (INF), which saw the country move from 30 to a much-improved number 23 on the latest world ratings.
Beneficiaries of the MTC mega multi-million sponsorship announced this week in the capital yesterday came out in droves to shower the local telecommunication giant for recognizing and investing in them.
E-sport is considered the world’s fastest-growing sport and the first, together with football, that is truly global. As a result, the top eSports tournaments are already taking place online.
Local telecommunications giant MTC yesterday announced multiple sponsorship deals with a record seven sport codes amounting to about N$55 million in total over three years, which will see a raft of major and minor sport disciplines receiving a much-needed financial boost.
Re-elected president of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Corrie Mensah says efforts of transformation and development of rugby in all parts of the country will remain top of the union’s list of priorities as he embarks on his second term as president.
Namibia’s long-distance runner Helalia Johannes says she is disappointed with the cancellation of all six legs of the popular SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Series scheduled for this year as a result of Covid-19 but understands health matters remains a priority.
After hosting a hugely successful junior tournament last month at various venues across Windhoek, the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) will next month be back with another junior event, and this time is the much-anticipated T05 Sanlam Junior Tennis Tournament.
Located in the heart of Katutura, at the Katutura Youth Complex to be precise, Special Olympics Namibia (SON) was at one point the pride and hope of a community that was once economically and socially disadvantaged by the South African apartheid regime.
The revered University of Western Cape (UWC) did not only produce well-respected academics, but the reputable learning institution has also unearthed a significant number of athletes, notably in the oval ball discipline (rugby).
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and Brave Warriors assistant coach Woody Jacobs are on a collision course and their relationship on the verge of collapse, following a disagreement over a purported unfair remuneration package.
Ever since the invention of sports, there have been two ways for people to enjoy sports.
The establishment of the southern African sports museum will go a long way in preserving the history and achievements of past and present sports heroes hailing from the southern tip of the continent.
After spending almost three months under a blanket moratorium as a result of the widespread Covid-19 pandemic, contact sports activities and other large social events will be allowed to return under stage 4 of the government’s Covid-19 emergency response program, President Hage Geingob announced yesterday.
The construction of the remaining phases of the Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex will soon get underway, with phase 5 and part of phase 4 expected to be completed during this financial year.
Namibia’s senior cricket team head coach Pierre de Bruyn says it’s too early to press panic buttons as far as the fate of the 2020 T20 World Cup is concerned, after chairperson of Cricket Australia (CA) Earl Eddings was reported confessing that hosting the global cricket showpiece appears unlikely because of the persistent Covid-19 pandemic.
Great American poet and renowned confessional writer, the late Sylvia Plath, through her many impactful writings in the late 50s and early 60s warned us about the unquenchable thirst of powerful individuals and entities always wanting to bite off more than they can chew.
He might not have had possesed the silky skills of his more celebrated teammate, the man he was eventually to replace in the star-studded Black Africa Football Club engine room, Lucky Boostander but Tomi Adams was your typical box to box midfielder in the real sense of the word.
Brave Warriors great Rudolf Bester, who is widely regarded as one of Namibia’s most decorated strikers of all time, yesterday spoke candidly to New Era Sport, opening up about his experience with South African football giants Orlando Pirates and also shared his views on the much-hyped transfer moves of compatriots Deon Hotto and Peter Shalulile.
Namibia Golf Federation (NGF) secretary general Brenda Lens has expressed disappointment after Namibia was denied an opportunity to host this year’s edition of the popular All Africa Challenge Trophy.
Association football is back with the return of some of Europe’s top leagues, the Bundesliga in Germany and La Liga in Spain.
OMUTHIYA – Already boasting a state-of-the-art Fifa-sponsored football field, the Omuthiya Town Council has again reaffirmed its commitment towards sports development after it allocated a budget of N$2 million for the construction of a modern netball and volleyball courts.
The Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has allocated N$10.6 million to the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) for all its activities for the 2020/21 financial year, which marks a N$4 million increment from the N$6 million the Commission received in the last fiscal year.
The junior tennis tournament that was hosted by Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) over the weekend at various venues in the capital was a huge success and met all expectations, NTA’s junior tennis committee chairperson Santie van der Walt said.
English Rugby Football Union (RFU) Championship side Jersey Reds, which campaigns in the UK’s second-tier rugby system, confirmed over the weekend that it has signed Namibian international Lesley Klim along with other 15 recruits ahead of the 2020/21 Championship season.
Having been born and growing up in a family of noted footballers from his paternal side, it was obvious that young Bolle Hans, would unavoidably develop an unquenchable thirst for anything in the shape of a spherical object.
Chairperson of the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB) Dr Bernard Haufiku has hailed the new found unity amongst local boxing promoters, especially the collaboration they displayed during this difficult times when the sport is plagued by Covid-19.
Namibian international and South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Highlands Park lethal striker Peter Shalulile admits the N$30 million price tag the club has put on his head is making it difficult for him to leave.
Chairperson of the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB), Dr Bernard Haufiku, said amending or either repealing the current Boxing Act of 1980 is top of his priorities, as the act is outdated and discriminatory.
According to Solly Duiker, the national coordinator of the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU), the return of school sports activities on a grand scale for this year will largely depend on the guidance and directives from the various government authorities.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Ranga Haikali yesterday leapt to great lengths to distance himself from growing perceptions that he is not entirely ‘his own man’ and that he runs the local football federation on the instructions of external forces outside football.
Just as the nation comes to terms with the sudden departure of midfield general Nathaniel Alele Kapule, also known as “Zico”, in football circles, another sport legend has died.
Although non-contact sport codes in the country have been given the green light to resume training activities, it however remains a challenge for some codes to smoothly go about their business due to various strict safety measures and regulations under Covid-19.
If the leadership of the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) fail to approach First National Bank (FNB) Namibia and quickly pitch a new sponsorship proposal before the end of this month, the bank will be forced to withdraw its N$5 million sponsorship of the NPL and close its books for the concluding 2019/20 fiscal year.
At the moment, it is jubilating to witness the world collectively fighting against racism. In today’s weekly takeaway edition, I would like to send out a clear message on how the race card affects sports so that everyone can understand and join forces to eliminate this disease.
Cricket Namibia (CN) high-performance coordinator Dee Thakur has urged local female cricket coaches to make full use of the newly-initiated Cricket Coaches Association, which aims to equip Namibian gaffers with quality coaching skills.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) is in the process of instructing its lawyers to invoice and demand close to N$800 000 from the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) in outstanding payments emanating from the High Court and Supreme Court cases, which the local football association both won.
ORUSUUO – Former African Stars Football Club and Central Invitational Eleven’s hard as nails defender-cum-communal farmer Gabriel “Kierie” Tjituaiza, who claim to have lost a large number of livestock during the last drought and also due to insistent stock theft, says there is an urgent need to move away from the traditional ways of farming.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) acting secretary general Franco Cosmos, who was a member of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee, will remain as interim head of the NFA’s administrative affairs until end of December this year, the association’s executive committee resolved over the weekend.
Namibia’s oldest football club Tigers, founded in 1927 to be precise, yesterday paid a heartfelt befitting farewell to the club’s departed legend Nathaniel Alele Zico Kapule when it was announced that the club will be retiring jersey No.7, which Kapule donned during his heyday.
Namibia’s Brave Gladiators poster-girl Zenatha Coleman’s contract with Spanish Women Premier Football Division side Valencia CF Femenino will come to an end of next month and it appears Coleman will not be extending her stay with the club come next season.
Life is a journey but death is unavoidable, the author is still battling to come to terms with the sad passing of one of the most complete footballers of his generation, one Nathaniel Alele Kapule, elder son of Katutura big shops popular barber, the late Thomas Mbutu, aka “Tommy Trou”. Exactly a week ago, I bumped into the former African Blizzards and Tigers FC skill full midfielder Zico, at the memorial service of a close family member.
Patrick Kauta, the chairperson of the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL), has written to the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to indicate his intention to withdraw his appeal against the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and its president Ranga Haikali.
What does the word ‘Athlete’ mean to you? I would bet that your answer is different than the next person reading this article. If asked, some might say an athlete is someone who competes in sport, while others might contend that an athlete is someone who has excellent coordination and is capable of explosive movements.
It has been almost more than two weeks since the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) gave the nod to various non-contact sport codes to resume training under stipulated rules and regulations.
Given our young democracy, the one thing we should have learnt never to repeat is to discriminate. Discrimination in any form or colour destroys, whether it’s in politics or otherwise.
Namibian rugby legend Jacques Burger has launched a withering attack on the self-interests holding back the development of rugby in his home country. The celebrated former Saracens back row was capped 36 times for the Welwitschias and represented his country at three World Cups.
As sport activities are slowly returning in various parts of the world, Namibia recently followed suit when it announced the unbanning of various non-contact sport codes, allowing them to return to training grounds but under strict conditions.
Another tragedy has befallen the Namibian football fraternity at large with the sad passing of former Eleven Arrows and South West Africa (SWA) Bantu Invitational likeable giant shot-stopper Ben Tembo, aka “Oom Ben”, as the much-adored man of the cloth was affectionately known amongst his congregation.
Have you ever thought of reasons why good athletes get suspended, omitted from national squads or have a very short career while they seemed to have immense potential? Let me put forward one of the main reasons – discipline.
Firebrand trade unionist, sport and labour consultant Olsen Kahiriri is going after the properties of the beleaguered Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU) in a bid to recoup more than N$122 000 owed to him by the union.
Despite the many raging effects of Covid-19 on all spheres of life, the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) is pleased with the progress made towards the completion of the revamped Doc Jubber Hockey field in Olympia, which will soon boast state-of-the-art artificial turf and other additional amenities.
Keetmanshoop Rural constituency councillor Elias Kharuxab says he wants to revive the Krönlein sport stadium back to its golden days of attracting masses of spectators and producing talented sport stars. He said this during the groundbreaking ceremony of the sport field.
The author vividly remembers that freezing Sunday afternoon at the packed to rafters SKW field, south of Windhoek, when unfashionable Khorixas outfit Robber Chanties saw off Ramblers in the knockout stages of the maiden edition of the newly introduced Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup.
Lady Luck again turned her back on the beleaguered Namibia Premier League (NPL), after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) yesterday rejected the league’s application for legal aid in their protracted legal battle against its mother body the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
Already plagued by legal battles and an endless war of words, events in the country’s besieged football fraternity took another startling twist after eight clubs declared their intensions to resign from the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) and form a breakaway league.
The Epukiro Horse Racing Club is amongst the many stables countrywide feeling the harsh economic pinch of the Covid-19 pandemic. Omaheke-based horse club owner Iritjiua Murangi said it is becoming financially dreadful to keep up the maintenance of racehorses.
RUNDU - Rundu Chiefs Sports Club, through its recreational centre, recently donated food parcels worth over N$22 000 to its football, volleyball and netball players. The donated food parcels include maize meal, cooking oil, canned fish, sugar packs, and many other items.
Covid-19 is testing young athletes and it’s at a time like this that youth players need to remember things that are required for athletic success: Positive attitude.
Two of Namibia’s veteran administrators of women football, Jacky Gertze and Jacqui Shipanga, have both come out in awe of the country’s football star Annouscka Kordom, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Sports Management from Corban University in the United States of America (USA).
One of Namibia’s senior football women team, the Brave Gladiators’ leading act Annouscka Kordom says getting to where she is today was not an easy ride but perseverance, hard work and dedication carried her all the way through.
About two weeks after announcing salary reductions of 25% for all its employees due to the persisting precarious financial situation, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) is further cutting to the bone the wages of its employees and this time a 50% reduction in basic remuneration.
Khomas Netball Region (KNR) Public Relation Officer, Isack Hamata says although they have suspended all their league activities for this year, there is a strong possibility they might still go ahead with other activities such as training of umpires and training camps.
The beautiful game of football in apartheid Namibia was birthed in the coastal town of Walvis Bay on the banks of the freezing Atlantic Ocean. As it stands, the most recognisable football entity from that neck of the woods is without a shadow of doubt Blue Waters Football Club, also known as “Omeya” or better still the “Beautiful Birds” amongst its ardent followers. It has always the dream of almost every aspiring footballer growing up in Kuisebmond to pull the famous foam and navy strip of Omeya over their heads... well, young Willem Ashipembe was no exception to this unwritten rule.
Namibia’s former triple world champion Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo, who was last scheduled to face Kazakhstan fighter Daniyar Yeleussinov for a 10-round welterweight fight at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA, remains upbeat and focused on life post Covid-19.
Namibia’s netball senior team captain Jatjinda ‘Toetsi’ Tjihero says winning the M1 Nations Cup held in Singapore last year marked a crucial turning point for the country’s netball fraternity and brought a fresh ray of hope.
A lot is being said about the rights and wrongs of sport returning any time soon amid the current worldwide coronavirus pandemic. I will leave that decision to the experts.
In a statement issued Sunday, the executive committee of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) accused the leadership of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) of not being genuine in their quest to resolve the ongoing impasse between the two entities.
Namibia’s internationally acclaimed cyclist Dan Craven has called on fellow athletes to refocus their training methods as they await on the Covid-19 pandemic to subside.
The harbour town of Walvis Bay on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean, has in the past produced a sizeable number of great athletes, some of whom have gone onto become household names in domestic football.
Let’s be honest, in Namibia, players have a very slim chance of playing professional sports. I don’t say this to be harsh or pessimistic, but to emphasise the importance of focusing on how parents and coaches can help every single player, and make a difference in their lives long-term by helping them learn the important life lessons.
With the start of the 2020 domestic rugby activities in the country’s premier league delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) has also been affected and is now looking at possibilities of restructuring the league’s business to be aligned with the current conditions and times.
Veteran sports journalist Carlos Kambaekwa has opened a case of assault by threat against the owner of Young African Football Club Mali Ngarizemo.
One of Namibia’s top football exports, acrobatic goalkeeper Virgil Vries, says his gloomy days at South African giants Kaizer Chiefs are over and for the first time in a long time, he is again a confident and happy man at new club Swallows FC.
Wounded and limping from two defeats at the Windhoek High Court and the Supreme Court, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) is now placing all its eggs in one busket as it looks to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for hope and survival.
Namibia Premier League (NPL) chairman Patrick Kauta and former head of the Northern East First Division Mpasi Haingura’s appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Namibia Football Association (NFA) was on Friday thrown out by CAS after the two appellants failed to pay their advance of costs on time.
Despite a strongly held demographic prejudice, the village town of Katima Mulilo in the far north east region has in the past produced a significant number of great athletes though some of them went unnoticed. Those that spring to mind are; Boston Muyambango Likando, Kayo Munyaza, Oscar Mulonda, Given Numwa and lately, the highly rated Namibian international Ryan Simasiku Nyambe. Sadly only a handful made it into the country’s elite football league with great aplomb. Apart from the quartet led by the GOAT Likando, Munyaza, Numwa and Nyambe, the only other genuinely recognized footballer from that neck of the woods is none other than lanky forward Agenda Matongo, also known as “Kookwater”. We caught up with the retired speedy winger as he relives his amazing football journey that saw him leaving seasoned robust defenders for dead, showing them a clean pair of heels with blistering speed.
As the deadly Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage world economies and industries with its sharp invisible claws, Namibia’s leading para-athlete Johannes Nambala is calling upon all local athletes affected by the widespread coronavirus to register and make prudent use of government’s Emergency Income Grant.
South African boxing great and renowned trainer, Brian Mitchell, in a recent interview with Africa’s leading sport broadcaster Supersport, said Namibia’s legendary boxer Harry Simon remains one of the greatest boxers he has ever trained.
First and foremost, I would like to salute every Namibian that had a dream to succeed in their sport talent but never manifested due to various reasons, and hence decided to pursue a career in coaching.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will this coming Thursday meet with new Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service to pave way for a mutual working relationship, while also working on modalities around the association’s three cases at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
To take Namibian sports to the desired heights, teamwork and unwavering dedication from all stakeholders will be needed throughout every step of the way, newly-appointed Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero asserted.
As if the past weekend without live sports was not miserable enough, now one has to negotiate the next three weeks indoors. A perfect recipe for one to slit their wrists, right?
American tennis star Serena Wiliams was ‘shook’ to learn Wimbledon 2020 had been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UK is on lockdown and Wimbledon has been the latest casualty in sport to fall victim of the coronavirus crisis.
Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body Fifa Gianni Infantino said.
Bayern Munich have fined defender Jerome Boateng for leaving the city “without permission”, an act in breach of the strict rules of confinement imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
A product of the unofficial school of excellence, the revered St. Josephs Secondary School (Dobra) situated north east of Namibia’s commercial capital Windhoek, former African Stars and Life Fighters football clubs midfield anchorman Benestus Riundjua ‘Clave” Herunga, is a chap of the old block. His genes dictated that he would be a footballer of note, after all, elder brother the late Boas “Mboroto” Herunga, was an acrobatic shot-stopper with ambitious Katutura outfit Flames and Windhoek City back in the day. Younger brother Pulelee Herunga counts amongst the most promising young centre backs of his generation in the business. The strongly built calculated fellow’s much travelled football career was curtailed by persistent hobbling from town to town, a culmination of work commitment as a banker taking him to various towns across the width and length of his motherland. Here’s his full story about his football journey.
The financially crippled Namibia Football Association (NFA) is facing heated pressure and is at loggerheads with former and current technical staff members of the Brave Warriors, who are all claiming the NFA still owes them in excess of N$3.3 million but the local football federation on the other hand insists that it only owes the staff N$1.3 million.
Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club have announced. The Senegalese was president between 2005 and 2009 when Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two French Cup finals.
A total of five Namibian rugby internationals were among the passengers that landed at the Hosea Kutako International Airport last week Wednesday, returning home from their various Covid-19 struck foreign territories.
Social media has changed the way that we look at many things in today’s society, including how we look at sports. Many people are now looking at social media to help them find sports results, chat with other sport fans and even follow or like their favorite sporting stars, all options which a few years ago would not have even been possible.
Namibia’s legendary sprinter Frank Fredericks, along with a horde of other global sport icons, have taken the lead role in motivating, educating and cheering athletes on during this dark period of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has sent thousands of athletes into self-isolation the world over.
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan says it would only be “fair” for rivals Liverpool to be awarded the English Premier League trophy if the season cannot be completed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Tennis world No 1 Novak Djokovic pledged one million euros ($1.10 million) to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment in his native Serbia on Friday, joining a list of other athletes in the fight against coronavirus.
KOTA KINABALU – Namibian international midfielder Petrus ‘Dancing Shoes’ Shitembi is glad to have made the “right decision” to play for Sabah FC in the highly competitive Malaysian Super League and contributing to the club’s campaign this season.
THERE are things that simply blow you away, like reading about the enduring impact you have made on other people’s lives, through simply doing your work.
For the first time ever since his release from prison in 2009, Namibia’s boxing legend and two-time world champion, Harry ‘The Terminator’ Simon, has publicly opened up about his trials and tribulations as a boxer and how prison impacted his outlook on life.
Chairperson of the outgoing Fifa-installed Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Hilda Basson-Namundjebo yesterday spoke at length with New Era Sport about her tenure as interim head of NFA and how she impacted change at the local football federation.
Former Chief Santos flying winger Conrad “Safari” Angula is better known as a veteran sports scribe, but many are not fully aware of his amazing exploits on the football field during his younger days in the copper mining town of Tsumeb, back in the day.
While a sizeable number of the top football leagues across the globe shut down activities in their respective leagues over the deadly pandemic, some have resolved to carry on with slight adjustments, such as playing league matches behind closed doors.
Many countries have declared lockdowns and people are not allowed to leave their homes due to the deadly Covid-19 virus. Don’t you think this is the right time to adopt a home workout routine for yourself?
OMUTHIYA – The Omuthiya Bikers’ Club is appealing to all Good Samaritans to assist with securing a storage container for their growing number of bikes, saying the garage they are currently using at a private residence can no longer withstand the mounting number.
WITH the commencement of the 2020 Olympics Games yet to be decided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), para-athletes the world over are also waiting in the wings with bated breathe for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to pronounce itself on the 2020 Paralympic Games amidst the widespread coronavirus that has halted sport globally.
Speaking to New Era Sport from her base in coronavirus-hit Spain, Brave Gladiators poster-girl Zenatha Coleman yesterday narrated how the virus has wreck havoc in that country’s football leagues and almost all public systems, sending thousands into total lockdown in fear of further infections.
Arguably one of very few local successful athletes of all time, former coastal giants Eleven Arrows, Scottish club Motherwell FC and Brave Warriors legendary versatile winger Eliphas Kambuta Shivute, aka “Safile”, remains level-headed and is currently a successful businessman in the northern part of the country. Unlike many of his generational peers who have gone the wrong way upon expiry of their playing days, the bulky forward has shown that there is indeed a certain degree of decent life after football. Having played professional football in different continents across the globe, including Asia and Europe, Shivute has put his earnings to good use and many aspiring young athletes, footballers in particular can take a leaf out of his book.
Hi everyone, welcome to another instalment to my weekly column, Ryan’s Corner. It’s a tough time the world over right now, as all countries are battling with the widespread of the deadly coronavirus. I hope everyone back home in Namibia has been keeping safe and following all set preventative and responsive measures as announced by government.
Cricket Namibia (CN) has expressed satisfaction with its schools outreach development programme, which started last year with the aim of creating awareness, develop and grow the game of cricket at school level and communities.
Stephanie Munageni Katusuva, a 12-year-old self-taught gymnast from Oshiteyi village in the Omusati region, recently became the recipient of a scholarship from Olympic Solidarity through the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC).
Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) Kavango East regional chairperson, Chris Shindendere, wants the region to be counted amongst the best on the local sports scene and become one of the foremost providers of world-class athletes for the country. Speaking to New Era Sport from his base in Rundu yesterday, Shindendere who was elected Kavango East regional chairperson last November, shared his vision for the region and the heights he plans to take the region’s sports to in the near future.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) yesterday announced the withdrawal of the Brave Warriors from next month’s African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament, scheduled for 4–25 April in Cameroon. The withdrawal was prompted by the widespread coronavirus outbreak.
A Mind Sport is a game of skill where the competition is based on a particular type of the intellectual ability as opposed to physical exercise. The objective in mind sports is to test mental strength rather than physical strength.
After President Hage Geingob announced on Saturday that government has banned all mass gatherings for 30 days, clamped down on inbound and outbound travels to and from Qatar, Ethiopia and Germany for a period of 30 days as well as cancelling Namibia’s 30th independence celebrations scheduled for 21 March, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday strongly followed up on that decree.
The Court of arbitration for Sport (Cas) has given the Namibia Football Association (NFA) until Thursday this week to provide or submit audio recordings, transcribed record, minutes and all relevant documents pertaining to the vetting process of this year’s NFA elective congress.
On Saturday, government announced that Namibia has recorded her first cases of the deadly coronavirus after a couple from Romania who arrived in the country on Wednesday both tested positive and have been quarantined.
The outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, which has infected more than 132,000 people globally and spread to at least 120 countries worldwide, has also severely crippled sporting events in Namibia. The pandemic is officially known as Covid-19.
Everywhere in the global sphere, countries, people and women are celebrating women’s month. The month of March signifies how far women have come from the days of not being allowed to cast votes or partake in sport events.
Namibia’s undefeated featherweight boxer Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas will tomorrow make his much-anticipated American debut at New York’s Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden when he confronts America’s Jessie Magdaleno in what is expected to be a thrilling 10-round featherweight bout.
The name Knowledge Ndunge Ipinge will go down in our national archives as the brave young man who took the bull by its horns, defying old age tradition when he stood as an independent candidate as councilor for Walvis Bay Urban constituency – winning the contest hands down, much to the chagrin of political heavyweights.
Hi everyone, welcome to another instalment of my weekly column Ryan’s Corner. The world over, sport is faced with one of the biggest and scariest challenges called the coronavirus.
Just less than a year ago, local golfing sensation Likius “Puyol” Nande, was hailed as the best thing that could have happened to Namibian sport after the legendary Frank Fredericks.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) Global junior lightweight champion, Jeremiah Nakathila, who was initially scheduled to fight South Africa’s Rofhiwa Maemu in the Independence Boxing Bonanza later this month, will now face a new opponent.
Chairperson of the Junior Tennis Committee of the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA), Santie van der Walt, has expressed satisfaction with the growth of tennis in the country after the successful hosting of two well-attended tournaments at Swakopmund and Windhoek recently. Speaking to New Era Sport yesterday, Van der Walt said tennis in Namibia has over the past years grown and many people are now starting to take tennis seriously as a career, especially the youth.
Career achievements: I have a few from netball, hockey and athletics but since I’m full-time playing hockey, I would say my biggest achievement is playing professional hockey in Holland. I became the first Namibian to ever play high-level hockey.
After hosting an intensive training camp, Netball Namibia (NN) has announced a provisional 24-member squad in preparation for Namibia’s participation in the upcoming U/21 World Cup qualifiers slated for Uganda in May.
Good day my people, welcome to another addition of My Weekly Takeaway. Today’s deposit is focused on how to avoid choking in sport competition.
Namibia’s undefeated featherweight boxer Sakaria ‘Desert Storm’ Lukas yesterday jetted off to New York, US, for his highly-anticipated10-round featherweight mega-fight against America’s Jessie Magdaleno this coming weekend at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Namibian football is a great deal of gratitude indebted to Julien Garises, the slightly built soft-spoken madam, who has almost single-handedly masterminded the birth of women football. Garises will go down in history as the first female to be elected to the traditionally male-dominated Namibia Football Association (NFA) executive. Women football in Namibia would not have made significant strides locally and abroad had Julien Garises not been born
Let me take this opportunity to welcome and congratulate Ranga Haikali for landing football’s plum position following his election as president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), after what turned out to be a one-horse race for the presidency.
Hi my people, welcome to another installment of my weekly column Ryan’s Corner. I had a few busy days finishing off some university course work. This week I want to have a light conversation about life and what it takes to succeed as a footballer in this highly competitive footballing world.
My name is Luciano Ronaldo Isaaks, born and raised in Windhoek but hail from a small southern town of Maltahöhe. I am currently a second year law student at the University of Namibia (Unam), majoring in arbitration and dispute resolution.
The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) yesterday announced the Brazilian Eighth Criminal Chamber of the Court of Justice this week acquitted Namibian amateur boxer Jonas Junias Jonas of sexual assault charges.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) president-elect, Ranga Haikali, yesterday moved swiftly to distance himself from growing accusations linking him to a group of Namibia Premier League (NPL) clubs planning to move a motion of no confidence in reigning NPL chairperson Patrick Kauta.
President of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC), Abner Xoagub, yesterday maintained that the country’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will continue as planned, despite the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Boxing promoter and coach Nestor Tobias says boxer Harry Simon Jr, the son of the former world champion Harry Simon, is ready for his much-awaited fight against South African opponent Jabulani Makhensi.
Most medications on the prohibited list can be bought at a pharmacy, so they must be safe to use, right?
‘Just look at the attendance; women sports do not generate enough interest,’ that is the common phrase used when Namibians’ attend women sporting events in the country.
In order to fully deliver on all fronts of sports development and build state-of-the-art facilities across the country, the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service – on behalf of the Namibian government – will need the unwavering assistance of local and international partners.
I’m crying for my beloved cousin, Nokokure, aka “Bomber” who has unexpectedly taken a bow from the game of life.
Namibia senior football side, the Brave Warriors, will this weekend head to the northern town of Oshakati for two friendly matches against teams from that neck of the woods, as coach Bobby Samaria takes his home-based players through the ropes before a final squad for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals is announced.
Sports minister Erastus Uutoni yesterday called on newly-elected president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Ranga Haikali, to prioritise and continuously strive for inclusiveness when executing his duties at Football House in Katutura.
KEETMANSHOOP - !Nami#nus constituency councillor, Jan Scholtz said participating in sports can make young girls healthier, adjust their level of social skills and sustain a positive mental health.
Career achievements: Top goal scorer for Gintra Universitetas, won Championship with Gintra Universitetas, played in the UEFA women’s champions’ league and scored in all games through to the round of 16, scored an amazing 65 goals in 2016, was voted top-5 best African women player.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL), Harald Fuelle, says the league’s leadership is willing and ready to listen to whatever positive proposal newly elected president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) may have, but maintained they will not be bullied into making depraved decisions.
We often hear about people who are born with amazing talent and skills in a particular area, marathon runners, boxers, basketball players and soccer players, the list goes on. The reality of this situation is that talent is a small part of the equation.
Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni applauded the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) for the work done in developing basketball over the years, but however challenged the federation to redouble its efforts by taking basketball to all corners of the country.
Tomorrow’s elective congress of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) will be a hotly contested two-horse race between Ranga Haikali and Johnny Johnson Doeseb, following the unceremonious withdrawal of Izak Fredericks and Mabos Vries from the association’s presidential race.
Back in the day, the then newly built town of Arandis, holed up in the Namib Desert was the preferred destination for many unemployed young locals in search of pastures green, fleeing from their traditional habitats to better their lifestyle in the new mining town.
Let me first welcome you all to the second instalment of my weekly column, Ryan’s Corner, and today I will focus on the basics and the importance of self-care as an athlete.
Well, yours truly is not an expert in legal matters nor am I exactly conversant with legal terms but having spent a significant chunk of my formative years in the good company of “larneys” I’ve a fairly decent understanding of the Queen’s tongue, so to speak.
Chairperson of the Fifa-installed Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, yesterday reiterated her plea to the headship of the suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) for renewed roundtable talks, following the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the NPL’s urgent appeal with costs.
Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria has welcome the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) draw with mixed feelings, saying Namibia will be in for a tough ride but maintains it will equally be a good opportunity for charges to go one better.
Before enrolling for my B.Ed honours in Sports Education at the University of Namibia (Unam), some of my relatives didn’t understand where the major would take me, with questions such as how this would lead to a career.
Eighteen years ago, young Roodly Gowaseb sat in the back seat of a car, most probably thinking back on the last football game he played for his club Nampol at the time
With the highly anticipated Namibia Football Association (NFA) 28th Ordinary Elective Congress slated for this coming Saturday, 22 February, New Era Sport takes you, our esteemed reader, through the processes and procedures followed by the NFA when conducting an election.
This year’s edition of Namibia’s biggest cycling road race, the Nedbank Cycle Challenge, saw a slight decline in the number of participants when compared to previous editions.
Although there is a significant rise in the number of women and girls participating in sport, particularly in sport codes that were traditionally considered as masculine-only sports (football, cricket and basketball), there has not been a satisfactory upsurge in the number of women taking up coaching roles in those respective sports – be it at community or elite levels in Namibia.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) presidential candidate, Johnny Johnson Doëseb, strongly believes that if Namibian football revives its ailing fortunes, a new leadership with a clear purpose and a proven plan of action at the troubled Football House in Katutura will be of critical importance.
For countless weeks now, if not months, the media and the general public have been on their knees requesting and begging all four candidates running for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) presidential seat to come forth and share their respective manifestos with all Namibians, especially those in the football fraternity.
Namibia’s WBO Global Jr lightweight champion, Jeremiah “Low-Key” Nakathila and his compatriot Mike “Silent Assassin” Shonena will be the main two acts when the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing Academy & Fitness Academy host its annual Independence Boxing Bonanza next month.
Welcome to Ryan’s Corner! This is my first instalment of my new weekly column. I am Ryan Nyambe, just a young normal Namibian living his football dream in the United Kingdom (UK) playing professionally for English Championship club Blackburn Rovers.
Despite the dismal performance at last year’s Rugby World in Japan and the unceasing internal bickering at the headquarters of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU), the country’s senior rugby side, the Welwitschias, this week received a massive morale boost.
Young athletes, those who partake in football, basketball, boxing and other sports, dream of having professional careers someday.
Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) kicked off its 2020 Bank Windhoek Fistball League campaign on a high note over the weekend in Swakopmund when they retained the Opening Tournament trophy after a gripping comeback against bitter rivals Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) 1, who took the Category-A final match to the wire.
Video: Defying gravity through parkour to cleanse the mind
With the Namibia Premier League (NPL) suspended and future prospects currently bleak, local football fanatics have turned to the newly-established Windhoek Super League (WSL), which is a community football league comprising of 20 teams.
A total of 23 swimmers will represent Namibia at this year’s Confédération Africaine de Nation (Cana) Zone IV Swimming Championships in Gaborone, Botswana, starting this month.
I’m a firm believer in gender equality, empowering women and strongly passionate about equal rights, equal pay and equal recognition not only when it comes to female athletes but for women in general. I have a five-year old daughter and I hope one day she will love sports as much as I do.
Former African Stars Football Club midfield general Sadrag “Zico” Tjazerua might have hogged the limelight during an illustrious football career but elder brothers the late Sigu Himeekua Ngeendepi, Kasper and Sergius Kazanduki Tjazerua, were also notable footballers in their own right.
Former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa middleweight world champion, Lukas “The Demolisher” Ndafoluma yesterday promised to put up a great show when he takes on Tanzanian opponent Meshack Mwankemwa for the WBO Africa middleweight title in April, while his compatriot Nathie Kakololo will soon embark on a grand mission when he confronts South Africa’s Lerato Dlamini.
The continued war of words between the country’s football leaders is having a negative impact on the livelihood of footballers whose existence depends entirely on their god-given talent of chasing leather.
Success in any sporting discipline, tennis included, lies in setting up proper infrastructure and adequately investing in human capital, Swiss tennis great Roger Federer strongly believes.
The first instalment of the 2020 Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala, the third for the season, took place this past weekend at the Olympia Municipal Pool in Windhoek. Despite a month-long break, swimmers put in great performances and broke six individual records; one from the women’s and five from the men’s events.
The 2020 edition of the ever-growing annual Sanlam Coastal Marathon will this year take place on Independence Day, 21 March at Swakopmund.
Students and busy working professionals find it hard to fit exercise into their hectic schedules, but taking time for exercise actually increases mental acuity.
One of Namibia’s most promising Paralympics wheelchair cyclists, Roodley Gowaseb, who is set to compete in the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge in South Africa on the 23th of this month, says his target at the coming competition is to qualify for the Virgin London Marathon Games slated for later this year in the UK.
Namibia stands to be one of the beneficiaries from the proposed Federation of International Football Associations’ (Fifa) billion-dollar investment initiatives for Africa, which will see the world’s football governing body building at least one world-class stadium for each of the 54 member associations from the continent.
WINDHOEK – Global tennis icon and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will this week embark on his famous Africa Tour, which will also see him play his first-ever match in Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, this coming Friday.
WINDHOEK – Former Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi yesterday distanced himself from mounting allegations that he and fellow Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) executive members maliciously pocketed thousands of dollars in allowances last year.
The late radio Otjiherero (Omurari) sport anchor Kaomo Kahorongo was a cut from a different cloth. The bulky announcer would made listeners seat and have their ears glued to their cheap small FM radios as he narrates live sport gatherings across the length of the country.
WINDHOEK – Namibian cricketer Jean-Pierre Kotze has received recognition from the renowned American Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN), after the 25-year old wicket keeper was nominated for the ESPNcricinfo Awards in the Performance of the Year category.
WINDHOEK – Football remains the world’s most popular sport code with an estimated four billion fans across the globe, and while many of the beautiful game’s top names are the most recognisable faces on the planet, they are many a time not always viewed as citadels of intelligence and responsibility.
WINDHOEK – Reigning Namibia Premier League (NPL) champions Black Africa Football Club leads a group of clubs that have intensified their defiance with the leadership of the suspended NPL, after the league’s top-brass on Friday wrote to all member clubs instructing them to get started with pre-season activities.
WINDHOEK –The ensuing brouhaha in the aftermath of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) presidential race, has prompted local football critics to join a chorus of discontent.
Namibia’s second largest harbour town Lüderitz, located on the remote south/east Atlantic Ocean has been for years unintentionally isolated in many aspects of life.
Yours truly has been following with keen interest the nonsense spewed by Namibian rugby “icon” one Jacques Burger, unfairly castigating our rugby bosses at Lichtenstein-Strasse without providing tangible solutions.
WINDHOEK – Despite being drawn in a relatively tough group, local pundits yesterday said Namibia can surprise many and qualify to the next African round of qualification towards the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.
OKAHANDJA – Retired African Stars and Liverpool Football Club’s star defender Albert Tjihero has joined the chorus of disgruntled former footballers calling for a complete overhaul of domestic football.
Well-travelled former Eleven Arrows Football Club agile shot stopper Immanuel Mokanya Gottlieb, aka “Sparks” will go down in history as one of the finest net-guards Namibia has ever unearthed.
Literature teaches us various forms of state capture involving diverse strategies and methods aimed at strengthening the objectives of certain institutions and individuals.
WINDHOEK - In a new twist of events, former Namibia Football Association (NFA) honcho Frans Mbidi has thrown his name in the hat and counts amongst a list of ten nominees for the NFA plum seat.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s young international defender Ryan Nyambe is well on the mend and on the rim of brushing off a niggling hamstring injury, which saw him limp off during Blackburn Rovers 0-0 draw against Wigan Athletic on 23 December.
WINDHOEK – Following MTC’s affirmation that it will neither renew nor extend its sponsorship agreement with the Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the end of the yet-to-start 2019/20 season, co-sponsor of the country’s flagship football league FNB Namibia says it is gravely concerned about the league’s dormancy.
When legendary Queen rock band front man and astute songwriter, the late Freddie Mercury, penned the hit song, ‘Another one bites the dust’, he must have had footballers in mind, notably from the shores of his birth continent (Africa) given the alarming rate at which Namibian footballers are going west.
I took note of the NPL’s position paper on promotion and relegation through social media platforms and denounce it in its entirety – I am not impressed. This position paper is the biggest joke I have ever encountered in Namibian football history.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s world renowned football referees Nehemiah Shovaleka and Jonas Shongedi are top of Namibia’s list for the International Football Referees list while six assistants and four female match officials make the Fifa list for 2020.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors will learn about their opponents for the second round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers in January, when the much anticipated draw is conducted.
WINDHOEK - Advisor to the Namibia Cycling Federation (NCF), Rolf Adrian, has hailed 2019 as a year that was filled with unimpeded growth for the local cycling fraternity, which saw Namibia earn four spots for cycling at next year’s Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, Japan.
Katutura glamour football club African Stars always found themselves wanting in the crucial goal-keeping department and it was not until the young acrobatic net-guard in the shape of Asaria Ndjiva Kauami arrived on the scene did the team’s serial Achilles heel stabilise as the team began to make serious inroads into domestic football.
In what can be easily interpreted as a last-ditch attempt to rescue the ailing fortunes of domestic football, it has now emerged that our football bosses have come up with a formula that would see football start very soon.
KENYA – Namibia’s lukewarm performance at the ongoing 2019 Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup in Thika, Kenya yesterday continued unabated, with the boys from the Land of the Brave falling victim to a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of southern African neighbours Zimbabwe.
KENYA – Despite suffering two consecutive heavy defeats against Uganda in yesterday’s opening matches of the 2019 Copa Coca Cola Africa Cup underway in Kenya’s city of Thika, Namibia still managed to progress to the quarterfinals of the competition on the ticket of Ethiopia, who failed to pitch up at the tournament.
Kenya – Team Namibia, which will represent the country at this year’s Copa Coca Cola Africa Cup in Kenya, arrived yesterday in Thika and is ready to knuckle down to business at the youth football tournament; it officially kicks off today in the East African country.
WINDHOEK- Team Namibia that will represent the country at the 2019 Copa Coca Cola Africa Cup in Thika, Kenya next week, has been drawn in Group C of the youth competition against Ethiopia and Uganda.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s versatile hooker Torsten Van Jaarsveld has extended his contract with French Pro D2 second tier league club Bayonne, with his newly extended contract keeping him at the Basque club until 2022.
Namibia’s serial road accidents have not only claimed the precious lives of some of the country’s valuable citizens, it has also cut short the blossoming careers of dozens of local athletes, footballers in particular.
WINDHOEK – Raphael Kamuyoyo was recently elected as new head of Kavango East football during elections that were overseen by the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
WINDHOEK – Namibian international striker Peter Shalulile on Tuesday again continued his rich vein of form when he scored a crucial opening goal of the match to help steer Highlands Park to a hard-fought 1-all stalemate against Bidvest Wits at the Makhulong Stadium during their Absa Premiership clash.
WINDHOEK- Secretary-general of the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF), Ramah Mumba, says the federation is striving to compete in more international competitions next year, for international exposure.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s leading boxing promoter Nestor Tobias yesterday said he is still hard at work trying to secure a rematch between the country’s former world title challenger Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa and Kazakhstan boxer Kanat Islam.
WINDHOEK- Muramba United, a football team comprising of underprivileged players residing in the informal settlement of Okahandja Park on the outskirts of Namibia’s metropolis Windhoek, recently benefited handsomely from a donation of modern soccer boots donated by Brave Warriors England-based defender Ryan Nyambe.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s super featherweight boxer Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila had to rely on his speed and strength to stop Zimbabwean opponent Peter Pambeni via a technical knockout in the 8th round of their mega fight on Saturday, which saw Nakathila retain his WBO Global junior lightweight title.
WINDHOEK – In a frenzied war of words during yesterday’s face-off presser in the capital, headliners of tomorrow’s “Champions in Action” boxing bonanza, Namibia’s Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila and his Zimbabwean opponent Peter “Sniper” Pambeni both promised to bring nothing but their A-game to the ring.
Death has struck domestic football once again following the sad passing of former Blue Waters Football Club versatile defender Jeremiah Shikongo, aka “Jerry” amongst his vast circle of friends.
It is no longer a secret that globally football is marred by an avalanche of controversies and scandals such as corruption, maladministration, fraud, power struggles and many a time outright incompetence by those entrusted to smoothly run the game for the benefit of the masses.
Let me doff my “korrie” for the organizing committee of the Jackson Kotjiuru Meroro fundraising campaign for a job well done.
WINDHOEK - One of Namibia’s top boxing trainers and former boxer, Siegfried “SBK” Kaperu, yesterday warned Zimbabwean fighter Peter “Sniper” Pambeni to brace himself for a gigantic battle when he faces Namibia’s reigning WBO Global junior super featherweight champion, Jeremiah “Lowkey” Nakathila.
WINDHOEK - This past weekend Bank Windhoek concluded its Long Course Gala for the year at the Western Suburbs municipal swimming pool in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s qualification bid to the 2021 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament on Sunday suffered a slight blow when the Brave Warriors lost 2-0 to the National Elephants of Guinea away in Conakry during their Group A qualifier.
WINDHOEK – Khomas and ||Kharas regions over the weekend elected and installed new executive committees to head football in their respective regions for the next four years.
WINDHOEK - Namibia has selected the final 16-member squad to represent the country at the upcoming Copa Coca-Cola Africa Cup taking place in Thika, Kenya early next month.
WINDHOEK - The FNB National Tennis School League, which took place over the weekend in the capital, attracted a massive number of participants as competition was tough. Participants comprised of the best of the best from the Khomas, Kunene and Otjozondjupa regions and games were played at Suiderhof.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Gymnastics Federation (NGF) has suspended its president Sonja Olivier with immediate effect, with the federation saying the suspension was triggered by Olivier’s continuous alleged misconduct.
WINDHOEK – Following a hard-fought but well deserved 2-1 victory over the visiting Les Sao of Chad on Wednesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, it is again back to the grinding stone for the Brave Warriors of Namibia as they face Guinea.
Those in the know will argue and rightly, so, that former Black Africa Football Club and Kaizer Chiefs center forward, one Pius “Garrincha” Eigowab, aka Pele was the greatest sharp shooter Namibia has ever produced up to the modern day.
Yours truly has always maintained that justice and law are often not exactly the best of bedfellows when it comes to fairness, let alone brutal truth.
Across the world, sport has grown beyond mere physical activity or social spectacle and has developed into a major industry with significant contribution to national growth and employment.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s England-based defender Ryan Nyambe will tomorrow make his home debut at the Sam Nujoma Stadium when the Brave Warriors face the visiting Les Sao of Chad for the group stage qualifier of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
WINDHOEK - Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria blamed Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against Zambia on his team’s poor finishing in front of the goal. The 2-0 loss saw Namibia fail to retain the Dr Hage Geingob Cup, which they won last year.
WINDHOEK- Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria says he wants to improve Namibia’s flagging record against Zambia when they lock horns in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup tomorrow at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.
Being one of the ardent advocates for racial transformation in local sports, I was this week delighted and equally pleased beyond measure to hear that local cricket presiding body Cricket Namibia (CN) has embarked on a transformational journey that will finally see it take cricket to public schools and eventually the masses.
That fateful Sunday afternoon, 28 March 2004 will go down in history as the darkest day in Namibian football.
When my eternal close buddy and former teammate at the “Brave Lions of Judah” (Hungry Lions Football Club) approached me with an idea to host a birthday bash for our ailing former teammate Jackson Kotjiuru Meroro, who turned 60 last month – I immediately bought into the suggestion and proposed to cast the net wide.
WINDHOEK – The Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has roped in the legal services of Sisa Namandje & Co. Inc to challenge the urgent application launched by the Namibia Premier League (NPL) last week with the Windhoek High Court.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s boxing sensation Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila vowed nothing will stand in the way of his dreams of getting a shot at the world title, not even Zimbabwean boxer Peter Pambeni who faces the Namibian this month.
WINDHOEK - The Bank Windhoek National Outdoor Hockey League concluded this past weekend in Windhoek with Saints clinching the Men and Women’s Premier Leagues and the Women Reserve League titles.
WINDHOEK - Namibia is targeting gold at the Rugby Africa’s Sevens tournament, known as Africa Men’s Sevens, which starts this weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa.
WINDHOEK – Racial transformation in sports is very much achievable if the minds, hearts and attitudes of those entrusted with running the various federations develop the willingness and courage to be ambassadors of change, the chairperson of the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5, Vetumbuavi Veii, strongly believes.
WINDHOEK – The Brave Warriors will this coming Saturday rely on the experience and lethalness of attacking midfielder-cum-striker Hendrik “Ballack” Somaeb when Namibia take on the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the 6th edition of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday in the capital.
WINDHOEK - October 10 is observed as World Mental Health Day, a day for worldwide mental health edification, consciousness and activism against social stigma.
WINDHOEK – According to a 37-page urgent application filed with the Windhoek High Court yesterday, suspended Namibia Premier League (NPL) said it was left with no other option but to approach the civil court to urgently seek reprieve from the unceasing wrath of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
Many people are unaware that much travelled dreadlocked goal poacher Kaskas Angula, is in Namibian terms, a “Struggle Kid” – albeit a well-behaved one for that matter. The deadly net buster developed vast interest in politics and left his motherland as a fourteen-year-old boy, hardly out of his pair of shorts.
Ooops, let me quickly borrow a famous code from the great statesman Nelson Mandela, “Fools multiply when the wise men remain silent”.
It is relieving Ghana Football was dissolved a year ago because it was simply anachronistic to the aspirations of the Ghanaian child as well as the Politician. The revolution that occurred was the best drama any football fanatic would wish for after a rather boring political year.
WINDHOEK – Renowned local business magnate Ranga Haikali has severed ties with Namibia Premier League (NPL) former multiple champions Black Africa Sport Club (BA), after having spent almost 11 years at the helm of the Gemendge-based club.
WINDHOEK- Netball Namibia (NN) secretary-general Imelda Nerongo has been appointed to serve as the new secretary-general of the recently resuscitated Confederation of Southern Africa Netball Associations (Cosana).
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s senior netball team, affectionately known as the Desert Jewels, who were recently crowned 2019 M1 Nations Cup champions, were Monday rewarded by Namibian marine diamond mining company Debmarine for their outstanding achievement.
WINDHOEK - The Bank Windhoek Fistball National Cup will take place this coming weekend at the Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) fields in Windhoek. A concluding contest, the first games of the weekend’s action will kick-off at 08:30 on Saturday.
WINDHOEK- The inaugural edition of the Spar National 10km Championships Run was officially launched in Windhoek yesterday. The race will take place this coming Saturday between Oshakati and Ongwediva.
WINDHOEK - Namibia’s telecommunications giant MTC, which is the country’s leading sports sponsor, last weekend paid homage and formally recognised 13 other local corporates that have contributed and continue to immensely contribute to the broader agenda of sports development.
WINDHOEK - Various football pundits strongly believe that national senior football interim coach Bobby Samaria should be given a fixed-term contract as he has proven himself in the last couple of months.
WINDHOEK - Sheer luck might have been dodging him to find a permanent home in the professional ranks, but there is no question about his playing ability.
WINDHOEK – The wounded but very-much determined Brave Warriors of Namibia will tomorrow be under pressure to apply all tricks in the book of tricks if they are to avoid an upset against an unpredictable
Namibian football has in the past unearthed multiple pairs of football playing siblings with coastal giants Blue Waters leading the pack with the Muatunga brothers Phello, Hanga and Koko tailed by the Damaseb
WINDHOEK – Two of Namibia’s boxing old-campaigners Wilbeforce “Black Mamba” Shihepo and Vikapita “Beast Master” Meroro will this weekend embark on separate missions across the Orange River, where they
Albert Einstein, the great German-born theoretical physicist and renowned influential science philosopher, once said; “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s WBO Global junior lightweight champion Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila will be faced with a horrid task of negotiating his way past dangerous Zimbabwean opponent Peter Pambeni when
WINDHOEK – Although members of the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee (NC) were not forthcoming with information on the suspended MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL), when queried about
WINDHOEK – When legendary American songbird Carole King, composed the hit song “You got a Friend” - she must have had a premonition about the dilemma awaiting former African Stars and Hungry Lions sharpshooter Jackson “Kotjiuru” Meroro.
WINDHOEK – For the umpteenth time, world football governing body Fifa yesterday extended the mandate of the Normalisation Committee (NC) for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to March 2020, saying the
WINDHOEK - The Namibia senior netball team, which leaves for Singapore tomorrow to partake in the
WINDHOEK- Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday admitted that they will be under extreme pressure when they face Madagascar in 2nd leg of the final round qualifiers of the 2020 African
WINDHOEK – Threatened with deportation to his native country by the South African Apartheid regime, spearheaded by Kosie Pretorius, former African Stars Football Club and South West Africa (SWA) head
WINDHOEK- The MTC Knockout Project, an initiative created and geared towards creating awareness
WINDHOEK – Despite a somewhat unenthusiastic start to their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign, which saw the Welwitschias of Namibia lose all three matches thus far in their Pool B, renowned local rugby
Just as the football community was coming to terms with the untimely passing of former Tigers Football Club and South West Africa (SWA) Bantu Invitational Eleven agile shot stopper, Nandos “The Cat” Mbako, a
In my entire life, I’ve never come across blokes so gravely lacking integrity as football followers, notably
WINDHOEK – The 15-member squad that was recently selected to represent Namibia at the upcoming M1 Six Nations Cup in Singapore from 20 – 26 October has been intensively hard at work and remains well
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s highly-celebrated cricketers Pikky Ya France says there is still a lot of unmined opportunities in the local cricket setup and thus aspiring cricketers from all walks of life should not
WINDHOEK – MTC, the principal bankroller of the beleaguered Namibia Premier League (NPL), has given the league 14 days to amicably resolve the ongoing standoff with the Fifa Normalisation Committee for the
WINDHOEK – From playing cricket for fun as a teenager with friends, to now playing as a fulltime professional. Namibian cricketer Pikky Ya France recently sat down with New Era Sport, where he touched
WINDHOEK - The season opening Bank Windhoek long course swimming gala will take place this coming
WINDHOEK – The executive committee of the controversy-ridden Namibia Premier League (NPL) yesterday hastily met to deliberate on their recent suspension by the Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee for the
Growing up in the dusty streets of Katutura modest suburb Soweto, young Esther decided to participate in sporting activities to fend off bullying in the neighbourhood.
A lot has been said about the Welwitschias’ somewhat lukewarm performance at the Rugby World Cup
WINDHOEK - The Fifa-appointed Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football association (NFA) has
WINDHOEK – The mining town of Tsumeb will spring to life this weekend when the newly established Maize Triangle Soccer League (MTSL) resumes activities on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – Local telecommunications giant MTC, which is the headline sponsor of the controversy-ridden