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Gunners vs Magic as Top-8 Cup action continues

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.

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Young African launch urgent court application … seeking interim relief

WINDHOEK – Gobabis-based club Young African FC, which was demoted by the Namibia Premier League (NPL) last month, yesterday launched an urgent application with the High Court demanding that the club be restored back into the league until internal remedial structures are set up by the Namibia Football Association (NFA), which is the NPL’s mother body.

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Thrilling water polo action at CANA Zone IV

WINDHOEK – Newcomers hosts Namibia suffered back-to-back defeats during the first day of the Water Polo Championships, first losing to the South African men’s U/16 team by 19 goals to 1, before going down 19-7 against Zimbabwe’s U/18 team in their second match.

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Civics demand that NPL implement DC’s ruling

Windhoek – In a letter addressed to the Namibia Premier League (NPL) executive committee on Friday, Civics FC is demanding that the league’s executive and, by extension, the secretariat fully implement the directives issued by the NPL’s Disciplinary Committee (DC) last month.

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CFC continues its dominance in Fistball League

WINDHOEK - The 2019 Bank Windhoek Fistball League season kicked off over the weekend at the Swakopmund Fistball Club (SFC), which saw Cohen Fistball Club’s (CFC) 1 and 3 crowned champions after they defeated Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) 1 and SFC 1 respectively.

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Shalulile’s strike sends Wits packing…Coleman on fire  

WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors free-scoring striker Peter “Pikes” Shalulile, underlined his value for unfashionable South African Professional Soccer League (PSL) outfit Highlands Park with a decisive goal in the club’s come from behind 2-1 win over of log leaders Bidvest Wits University, on Saturday.

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Nakathila turns down IBO world title shot

WINDHOEK- Local top boxing star Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila and his promoter Nestor Tobias of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy has turned down an opportunity to fight for the IBO Jnr Lightweight World Title. The fight was scheduled to take place in March this year either in Russia or the USA.

Schools sport, a sorry state of affairs

Lest we forget, as confirmed individuals, we live in a rapidly developing globalizing world that places enormous demands on human beings to acquire ever increasing volumes of links for survival in a world that has become more predatory, so to speak.

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Bowls pipe opener promises an attractive season

WINDHOEK - The Bowling season got off with a bang last weekend at the Eros Bowling Club annual fundraiser.  The quartet of old time campaigners Will Esterhuizen, Val Gallagher, Wouter du Plooy and Ian de Kock, walked away with top honours during the one-day spectacle, which turned out to be a great day for the latter as this was only his 3rd attempt playing the game.

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We won’t take Civics lightly – vows Samaria

Windhoek – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars mentor, Bobby Samaria, yesterday vowed not to handle Civics with kid gloves when they square off tonight at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00, saying their aim is to remain consistent.

Mokwena takes over at Tigers, as Mbakera resigns

WINDHOEK – Tigers FC head coach Mervin ‘Maka’ Mbakera yesterday parted ways with the club following a string of poor results and the former league champions has announced that club legend Petrus ‘Oubas’ Mokwena will take charge of the technical department until further notice.

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Roadrunners gear up for Rossing Marathon

SWAKOPMUND - The annual Rössing Marathon takes place in Swakopmund on Saturday, February 9  from the Pro-Ed Akademie sports fields in Ocean View, as part of the mine’s drive to promote healthy habits and support positive lifestyles in the community. Entries are open at www.rossing.com.  

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Objective is to remain consistent – Shipanga

WINDHOEK – Despite a congested list of fixtures, MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) log leaders Black Africa coach Paulo Shipanga insists they will not allow a fixture backlog and an assortment of injuries to some key players to deflect the ‘Lively Lions’ in their quest for success this season.

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Musekiwa has already served his punishment – Kauta

WINDHOEK – For the first time since the identity theft saga between demoted Gobabis outfit Young African FC, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) and Zimbabwean import Tapiwa Simon Musekiwa started, it only came yesterday to the public’s attention that Musekiwa – who falsified his identity documents in order to play for African last season – has already served his 7-match ban for the crime committed.

Struggling Pirates to face Civics tonight

WINDHOEK – Off-form Katutura giants Orlando Pirates will tonight continue with their fight for survival with the equally struggling Civics at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00, in what is expected to be a thrilling relegation skirmish between the two clubs.

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Up close with Namibia’s leading players’ agent: Collin April

Namibian football is a great deal indbted to Kuisebmond’s self made buisness mogul, one Collin James April. History reveals that a significnat number of local footballers who went onto carve their careers in the paid ranks, notably in neigbouring South Africa were shipped   acfross the Orange River by none other than the football crazy Walvis-Bay born lad.

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Struggling Unam seeks redemption against Tigers

WINDHOEK – Struggling MTC Namibia Premiership club Unam FC mentor Woody Jacobs will tonight face yet another test of character when his charges square off against a rejuvenated Tigers outfit, with a win being the only prudent outcome that will be good enough to lift Unam from the bottom of the table.

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Shilongo on target as Ismaily’s CAF Champs League woes continue

WINDHOEK – Namibian international striker Benson Shilongo’s individual brilliance and an 8th minute opening goal proved not enough to salvage his Egyptian club Ismaily SC from the jaws of defeat after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Tunisian side Club African during their CAF Champions’ League group stage clash.

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Woody dumps Okahandja United for Unam FC

WINDHOEK – The recompense that comes with occupying a coaching seat of the University of Namibia (Unam) football club and being part of a fully-fledged professional set-up are among the aspects that influenced coach Woody Jacobs’ rushed decision to dump Okahandja United FC and join Unam FC, the coach told the media yesterday.

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GIZ equips NFA Girls Centre

WINDHOEK - The Namibia Football Association NFA) Girls Centre last week got a shot in the arm with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) presenting the establishment with lodging equipment valued at over N$70 000.

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Ghosts, United in relegation dogfight, tonight

OKAHANDJA – Mired in second bottom spot on four points from a possible 21, Katutura giants Orlando Pirates will have a chance to wangle themselves out of the relegation zone when the misfiring Buccaneers entertain Okahandja United in an MTC Premiership relegation battle at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek tonight.

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FIFA, CAF expected back in the country soon

OSHAKATI – Just days after the eagerly awaited appointment of the Normalisation Committee for the embattled Namibia Football Association (NFA), the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are to send another delegation to instate the appointed committee.

“Ingwe” halt Citizens’ fairytale run

WINDHOEK – MTC Premiership table toppers Black Africa consolidated their position at the summit with a hard-fought 3-2 win over stubborn league rookies Young Brazilians in the first of a double header at the Sam Nujoma stadium, yesterday.

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NFA gets 12 spots for refs on FIFA list

WINDHOEK – The country’s trident of leading football referees Jackson Pavaza, Nehemiah Shovaleka and Jonas Shongedi retained their places on the International Football Referees list that comes along with five assistant referees while four women match officials have also been accepted by FIFA for 2019.

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Upbeat Suburbs ready to ruffle feathers

WINDHOEK – Having narrowly lost out in the semifinals of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Premier League title race last term, Khomasdal rugby outfit Western Suburbs have put the past behind them and look forward to start the season on a clean slate.

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No need to panic: Ghosts' mentor

WINDHOEK – Struggling Katutura outfit Orlando Pirates “will collect three points against coastal side Eleven Arrows” when the two giants clash in a do or die MTC Premiership match on Sunday at 17h00 sharp.

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Ageing “Wessie” crowned top senior golfer at Rossmund 

SWAKOPMUND – Despite his advanced age, veteran golfer Piet van der Westhuizen, 80, was deservedly crowned as the winner of the Bank Windhoek Swakopmund Coastal Senior Open Golf Day tourney at Rossmund golf course, recently. Though the annual gathering caters for play-offs between the coastal and the central seniors - individual entrants also participated.

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AFCON remains in the hands of a few

GABORONE - The latest decision to strip Cameroon of its right to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, due to security concerns and infrastructure delays, will see the continental soccer showpiece rotate in the hands of a few.

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Ministry not siding with Mbidi or Rukoro, says Tjongarero

WINDHOEK – Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero yesterday rubbished perceptions and various media reports portraying the line ministry as being in favour of Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi in his ongoing squabbles with the association’s secretary general Barry Rukoro.

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Jam-packed league action this weekend

WINDHOEK – It is expected to be another weekend of jam-packed action in the country flagship football league, the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL), when proceedings get underway for the third and fourth rounds.

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Welwitschias hail European Tour success

WINDHOEK – Senior members of the national senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, have hailed as a massive success their recent European Tour, which saw Namibia locking horns with the likes of Portugal, Russia and Spain.

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Nedbank Desert Dash set for next month

WINDHOEK - With the stage set for one of the most gruelling endurance events globally through 369 km of the formidable Namib Desert, more than 1 000 Dashers are ready to conquer the oldest desert in the world in the course of just 24 hours when the annual Nedbank Desert Dash gets underway at Swakopmund on December 8.

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Elombe Community ploughs back in education through sports …Mind games takes centre at festive gathering

ELOMBE – Located in close proximity of Onayena Constituency in the Oshikoto Region, Elombe village promises to spring to life when the local community host a mega multi sports competition on the 28th of next month during the festive season. A first of its kind in that neck of the woods, the three-day multi sport tourney is featuring the beautiful game of football, netball, volleyball and chess, it is sponsored to the tune of N$ 10,000. 

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Archers end season in high spirits 

WINDHOEK – A total of  73 archers inclusive of 44 juniors and 29 seniors converged at the St George’s shooting range in Windhoek, grilling each other for supremacy in the final the NASP shoot of the year competition on Saturday. 

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Action replay with the ‘Kalahari beast’ Striker Makgone

There are hordes of former footballers to whom the beautiful game of  football owes a massive debt of gratitude. These blokes need some kind of acknowledgement and though a significant chunk of them have gone the way of all flesh, others are still around struggling to make ends meet while others are going about their business, totally forgotten.  One of those unheralded sons of the soil is none other than Eastern Jumpers Football Club’s tireless midfield general Striker Makgone.

Warriors come off age

Given the importance and benefits the beautiful game of football provides to unite broken communities and people from all walks of life, one could not help but to shed a tear or two of joy and ecstasy for the Brave Warriors’ near faultless performance against the visiting Guinea Bissau at the packed to rafters Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, last weekend.

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Coleman scores her first goal for Valencia

WINDHOEK – Namibian international Zenatha Coleman on Wednesday scored her first goal for Spanish club Valencia CF Femenino to propel them to an exhilarating 2-all draw against Albacete Foundation in their Primera División clash at Antonio Puchades Stadium.

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MTC Sunshine Regional Boxing Cup this month

WINDHOEK - The eagerly awaited MTC Sunshine Regional Boxing Cup, held annually under the auspices of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy with the blessing of the Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF), will take place in the capital on the weekend of November 28 to December 1.

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We can still qualify for 2019 Afcon, says hopeful Mannetti …Bissau clash ends in thrilling goalless draw

WINDHOEK – Despite being held to an exhilarating goalless draw by the visiting Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau in Saturday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group K crunch qualifier at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, all hope is not yet lost for the Brave Warriors as chances remain aplenty for Namibia to make a historic third appearance at Africa’s biggest football showpiece.

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Up close with Sidney Plaatjies, the “Aimablaagte Bomber”

Namibian football is a great deal indebted to former Brave Warriors head coach, the late Theodore “Ted” Dumitru.  The short fused football genius might have ruffled feathers with local football authorities whilst his relationship with media practitioners was also not a bed of roses but the uncompromising Romania certainly left his mark in the history of

Don’t burn the candle at both ends

The merry-go-round shenanigans dominating our football structures are being taken to another level, so to speak.  For starters, yours truly is very happy that the southern region is finally represented in the country’s topflight football league, the MTC Premiership after many years. Surely, the south has over the years produced some of the finest footballers to have ever come from our shores. 

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NBSL awards top performing schools

WINDHOEK – Top performing schools plying their trade in the ever-growing Namibia Basketball Schools League (NBSL), which is held under the auspices of the Namibia Basketball Federation (NFBF), were recently awarded for their hard work and exploits on the courts.

Starlile open African  safari in Comoros

WINDHOEK – Namibian champions Katutura glamour football club African Stars open their   assault in continental club football away from home with a tie against Comoros outfit Volcano Club de Moroni in the Total CAF African Champions League preliminary round on the weekend of 27/28th of this month, with the return leg a week later in Windhoek.

Namibian football on devastating self-destruction path

The ongoing stressful shenanigans prevailing in our football are a serious cause of concern, so to speak.  When the application of basic rules and regulations governing the beautiful-turned-ugly game of football are constantly violated at the slightest provocation, shivers are likely to run riot in the bellies of hardened criminals.

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Young African suspended from NPL

WINDHOEK – As per earlier recommendations of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Prosecutor Kadhila Amoomo, the NPL executive committee yesterday resolved to suspend Gobabis-based club Young African FC from all league activities with immediate effect, pending the finalisation of the disciplinary proceedings against the club.

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NFA receives paint from Neo Paints

WINDHOEK - Neo Paints on Tuesday morning handed-over 100 paint drums to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to assist the Association and its members with football fields marking countrywide, a move that was welcomed by the NFA.

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Vries rubbishes ‘fake’ media reports 

WINDHOEK – Namibia international goalkeeper Virgil Vries yesterday strongly rubbished a report by South African football magazine Soccer Laduma that claimed the Namibian had gone AWOL and his club Kaizer Chiefs has no idea of his whereabouts.

Kavango West Governor’s Cup set December

RUNDU - The second edition of the three day annual Kavango West Governor’s Cup is slated for the weekend of 14th of next month to be hosted in the Kapako Constituency, with eight constituencies from Kavango West Region in action. The competition is the brainchild of the Kavango West Regional Governor, Honourable Sirkka Ausiku in collaboration with the Regional Football Committee.

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Football Politics: State of Namibian football

There is presently much to write home about regarding the state of Namibian football in general. For now I will focus on the Namibian Football Executive Committee, their involvement in soccer in general, the rules, regulations and statutes, interpretation and application thereof, a call to translate NFA constitution, the  rules, regulations and statutes in local vernaculars.

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Gerros Uri-Khob, the Copper Bullet

History reveals that former Brave Warriors midfield general, one Johannes “Congo” Hindjou, alias “Jakkals” was the chief architect behind Namibia’s maiden qualification for the AFCON Finals in Burkina Faso, in 1998.

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Aqua Splash Beach Volleyball takes off in the North

OSHAKATI – It has been a target of the NVF to develop beach volleyball outside of the central regions since 2015, to link with the NVF strategy of de-centralizing volleyball and empowering the regions. The NVF’s focus of the Aqua Splash Beach Volleyball Development in the north of Namibia 2018 was to engage, promote and share knowledge about beach volleyball with the Kavango and Far North volleyball associations’ athletes and coaches. 

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Businesses take care of Otavi residents

OTAVI  - Despite the ongoing economic meltdown experienced in Namibia and elsewhere, a quartet of companies refused to backtrack on social responsibilities towards those towns that are still in need of community development projects.

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Stop the rot: Open letter to the NFA Executive Committee

Dear members of the NFA executive committee, I am writing this Open Letter to you as custodians of our football, the game we love. I want to state from the onset that apart from being part owner of Tura Magic, a club in the Namibia Premier League, I hold no official position that entitles me to address you in this manner and you may therefore find my way of approaching you at odds with your Statutes.

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Fifty riders thrill at National Enduro Series

KUPFERBERG - The recently concluded Kupferberg National Enduro series event did not disappoint with some proper hill climbs and few technical sections testing the riders as they went all out to secure the final points in this year’s championship. 

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NFA sends Mbidi packing 

WINDHOEK – In an unexpected twist of things, the National Executive Committee of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) has grounded its President, Frans Mbidi.

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Annual Sports Awards tomorrow in Swakop

WINDHOEK – The 2018 edition of the annual Namibia Sports Awards will tomorrow take centre stage at Swakopmund, where the country’s crème de la crème sports personalities will be rewarded for their hard work and efforts.

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Zico Kapule, midfielder par excellence

Having made just one appearance for the Brave Warriors in an international friendly against tiny Lesotho in Maseru in 1997 – retired Tigers Football Club skillful attacking midfielder Alele Kapule must be considered unfortunate not to have added to his single cap for the national senior football team, the Brave Warriors.

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Our boxers need no foreign trainers – Tobias

WINDHOEK – Local leading boxing promoter Nestor “Sunshine” Tobias yesterday strongly rejected perceptions that in order for Namibian boxers to conquer the global arena, they will need the impetus of top international trainers as opposed to locals.

Ambunda signs with Asian giant Ringstar Boxing

WINDHOEK - Fresh from his impressive showing, en route to claim the IBO World Super Bantamweight title in September, at the Marina Bay Sands, veteran Namibian boxer Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda, (27-2-0), has joined Ringstar Boxing’s impressive roster of boxers under its management and promotion. 

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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.