WINDHOEK – Former Namibia football reigning champions African Stars coach Robert Nauseb has dragged the club to the office of the Labour Commissioner, demanding that the club pays in full his outstanding money.
WINDHOEK – Former Namibia football reigning champions African Stars coach Robert Nauseb has dragged the club to the office of the Labour Commissioner, demanding that the club pays in full his outstanding money.
Strangely, apart from the great Brazilian Edson Arantes Donascimento, aka Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo, a significant chunk of the world’s finest footballers happens to be left footed. Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Percy Tau, Ryan Giggs, Mo Salah,
So, Namibia will be fully represented in a pair of major August sport gatherings this year following our national senior football and rugby fifteen side the Welwitschias and the Brave Warriors qualification for the Rugby World Cup in Japan and the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, respectively.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars will tonight continue their league title hunt with a crucial clash against in-form Tura Magic at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 19h00.
WINDHOEK – With the draw for the 24 teams participating in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finalised and confirmed last Friday, and for Namibians, attention now turns to the Brave Warriors preparations and their prospects of making an impact in Egypt.
WINDHOEK - Fledgling and accomplished athletes from across nine Southern African countries are set to battle for top honours in the 4th edition of the annual Regional Sports Awards (RASA 2019) following the unveiling of nominees.
WINDHOEK – Khomas Nampol on Saturday delivered one of their finest performances when they showed class and maturity in their 6-0 resounding victory over the Girls Football Academy (GFA) club during their Skorpion Zinc NFA Women Super League encounter at the NFA Technical Centre.
WINDHOEK – Struggling Katutura giants, Orlando Pirates, slightly eased their relegation worries with a hard-fought 1-0 win over rejuvenated Okahandja United in an MTC Premiership relegation dogfight at the Nau-Aib stadium in Okahandja on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – The second edition of the national qualifier of the Red Bull Neymar JR’s Five took place in Windhoek on Saturday, with 32 teams battling it out for the top 6 spots going through to the final.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors pair of the foreign legion Peter ‘Pikes’ Shalulile and Deon Hotto-Kavendjii were both in devastating form, scoring match-winning goals for their respective clubs Highlands Park and Bidvest Wits University in the stinking rich South African Professional Soccer League (PSL) last weekend.
Windhoek – The moment a country secures qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), there is no luxury of preference and comfort, as a team has to face and deal with whoever opponent they are pitted against, local football analysts opined.
The now defunct exciting coastal outfit Explorer Eleven Football Club will go down in history as arguably one of the most entertaining football playing teams in domestic football.
With thirteen rounds of matches left to play in the country’s flagship football league, the Namibia Premier League (NPL) – early table toppers Black Africa FC sizeable lead cheesed off to four points.
Windhoek –Namibia’s veteran pugilist Paulus “El Jesus” Ambunda has been thrown another lifeline to conquer the international boxing arena after it was announced yesterday that the Namibian super bantamweight boxer will square off against unbeaten American star Stephen Fulton.
Zenatha Coleman scored twice as the Brave Gladiators were held to a 2-all draw by Botswana in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier played at the Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday night.
WINDHOEK – Going into tonight’s coastal derby, Blue Waters mentor Christy Guruseb has maintained that they will not deviate from their philosophy of “taking it one game at a time” when they lock horns with traditional rivals Eleven Arrows at the Kuisebmond Stadium.
WINDHOEK - One-hundred and eighty swimmers participated in the Fifth Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala and the Aqua Pentathlon, held over the weekend at the Olympia Municipal Swimming Pool in Windhoek.
Video: Namibia 2 - 2 Botswana CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
WINDHOEK – Clubs campaigning in the country’s three National First Division (NFD) streams, the North East Stream First Division (NESFD), North West Stream First Division (NWSFD) and Southern Stream First Division (SSFD), are still in the dark about their immediate future.
WINDHOEK - Brave Gladiators captain Zenatha Coleman says scoring an early goal and tightening their performance in all departments will be a key ingredient in beating visiting Botswana in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualifier tonight at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 18h30.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s top middleweight boxer Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa will now face Tanzanian fighter Jacob Maganga for his non-title comeback fight this month after South African opponent France Ramabolu, who was the initial contender, withdrew from the contest a few days ago.
WINDHOEK – In-form Unam Bokkies on Saturday maintained their good run in the Skorpion Zinc Women Super League when they defeated V-Power Angels 2-1 to bag maximum points during a thrilling clash at the NFA Technical Centre in the capital.
WINDHOEK - Windhoek Bowling Club (WBC) staged an astonishing successful Fund Raising competition, which attracted an incredible high number of 46 entrants.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s dominance in the U/20 Africa Gold Cup yesterday came to a halt when the country’s U/20 rugby team lost 18-21 in a tightly contested final of the U/20 Barthés Rugby Africa Trophy in Nairobi, Kenya.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) title-chasing rivals Black Africa and African Stars on Friday recorded comprehensive victories to bolster their league title ambitions and solidify their dominance of the log table.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s U/20 rugby team yesterday displayed supreme determination and sheer perfection in dismantling Senegal 45-12 on their way to book a place in the final of the 2019 Rugby Africa U/20 Barthes Trophy.
WINDHOEK – As opposed to proceedings in the opening round of the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL), the second round of the country’s flagship football league will kick off this weekend and will see the return of doubleheader matches.
Back in the day, recreational establishments were called into life strictly on the basis of tribal affiliation and family attachment, nothing more, and nothing less. If you were a young aspiring footballer and happened to reside in the Nama section or adjacent Damara location in the vast populated Katutura township for natives – your ultimate destination would have been already determined by design.
It’s now crystal clear as daylight that sport is placed right at the bottom of our government’s list of priorities – if the massive cut evidenced in the skeleton budget allocation to the country’s presiding sport body, the National Sports Commission (NSC) is anything to go by.
WINDHOEK – With the local sports sector already on its knees financially, it appears things could get even more worse this year as the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has only allocated a paltry N$6 million to the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) for all its activities for the 2019/2020 financial year.
WINDHOEK - Buccaneers squash duo Immanuel Amarongo and Angelo Titus won the men’s Wanderers Squash Doubles Open held in the capital recently, taking the trophy for the second time in a space of three years.
WINDHOEK – Newly-appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Harald Fulle strongly believes that professionalising domestic football will remain a pipe dream until critical questions around trust and brand reputation are fully addressed with current and prospective stakeholders.
WINDHOEK – New Era Sport has been reliably informed that close to seventy sport officers, attached to the portfolio ministry have been effectively rendered redundant, seating idle in the comfort of their well decorated offices drawing their monthly salaries unhindered without having to shed an ounce of sweat.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Premier League (NPL) has officially appointed veteran administrator Harald Fülle as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on a one-year contract.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Basketball School League (NBSL) kicked off with several matches on display, attracting teams from local public primary and high schools comprising of players from as young as 9-year old competing in the Under-11 division while 18-year olds played in the Underr-19 age category, in Windhoek last weekend.
MAFEKING - A total of 15 athletes, 5 girls and 10 boys, all learners of the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule Windhoek (DHPS) got up very early, despite the hectic school calendars promise of a long weekend on the occasion of the Namibian Independence Anniversary Celebrations.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni has bemoaned the lack of sport education in schools, saying it hampers the development of sport at schools, especially at grassroots level.
WINDHOEK – As the national senior women’s football side, the Brave Gladiators prepare to face Botswana for their 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games qualifier, Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni yesterday paid the girls a visit and delivered a heartfelt sendoff message.
WINDHOEK – Brave Gladiators pair of Beverly Uueziua and Millicent Hikuam have bagged professional contracts that will now see them ply their trade in the United States of America (USA) and Thailand respectively.
RUNDU – Veteran professional boxer Jonas Matheus found himself stretched to the limit before emerging victorious via a unanimous decision, after a marathon 12-rounds of blood, sweat and tears to retain his International Boxing Organization (IBO) Feather Bantamweight title.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Karate Union (Naku) at its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Windhoek on Saturday discussed some proposed constitutional amendments and to elect a new Secretary-General.
WINDHOEK – Unam Bokkies football team bounced back from their defeat a fortnight ago against powerhouse Tura Magic to winning ways when the Clever Girls saw off fellow students Nust Babes FC by 3 goals to 2 in a nail-biting clash of the titans at the NFA Technical Centre on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – Semifinals action in the popular Standard Bank Top-8 Cup recommences this weekend, which will see top guns African Stars locking horns with Tura Magic, and Black Africa squaring off against rivals Tigers for the 2nd leg of the cup’s semifinals.
The sacred garden town of Okahandja has in the past unearthed a significant number of great athletes - footballers in particular, that went on to become household names in the top echelons of domestic football.
WINDHOEK – He came, saw and conquered, the fairytale journey of Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo “Bucksey” Mannetti is a far cry from a rollercoaster.
WINDHOEK - One of the oldest recreational entities in the country Blue Waters Football Club, has embarked on an aggressive campaign to revive and restore the identity and pride of this historical institution.
So, Namibia will be making her sixth successive appearance at the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Cup in Japan, August this year.
WINDHOEK – An irate Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti yesterday said he was shocked and disappointed to note that some Namibians had nothing positive to say about the Brave Warriors’ qualification to this year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon).
WINDHOEK – It somehow appears that it will slightly be another rock-strewn sporting year for the local fraternity after it was announced that the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service has been allocated N$286 million for the 2019/20 financial year, which is a N$2 million reduction from the N$288 million the ministry got in the last financial year.
WINDHOEK – According to French leading radio station France Bleu, the future of Namibia’s senior rugby team veteran flanker, Pieter-Jan “PJ” van Lill, is hanging in the balance at French Pro D2 second tier league club Aviron Bayonnais.
WINDHOEK - NoWil Girls Football Development Project, a non-profit community based program that aims to develop women football in Namibia by taking young girls off the streets and keeping them busy with football activities, is set to host a tournament.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s leading middleweight boxers Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma on Sunday narrowly missed out on a perfect opportunity to bring the coveted vacant WBA international super middleweight title home.
WINDHOEK - The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) on Saturday held a level-1 Referees Clinic, which was the first of its kind in Windhoek at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Premises.
OMUTHIYA – The Oshikoto regional U/19 netball team have been hard at work with preparations for this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup to be held at the southern town of Mariental in the Hardap region over the Easter weekend next month.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian senior football team the Brave Warriors were left licking their wounds after an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Zambia in their decisive Group-K African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Lusaka on Saturday.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors’ embarrassing lukewarm performance in their decisive final 2019 Afcon qualifier against Zambia was overshadowed by demands and threats as disgruntled squad members tried to force the country’s football authorities to hand over win bonuses.
WINDHOEK – The Namibian team that recently participated in the Special Olympics Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates arrived to a hero’s welcome at Hosea Kutako International Airport on Friday.
WINDHOEK – Going into tomorrow’s historic 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against the Chipolopolos of Zambia, the Brave Warriors of Namibia will take to the field with a clear understanding of what is at stake and what a possible victory will mean for the country.
WINDHOEK – When the exciting maroon and gold strip Tsumeb outfit Etosha Lions FC arrived at Park Station, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1962 – the star-studded squad only had eleven players on board under the stewardship of shrewd football administrator, the late Herbert Conradie.
WINDHOEK - Five-hundred and twenty-eight participants, comprising 132 teams of four, took part in the Bank Windhoek Corporate Challenge Relay at the Doc Jubber Hockey Fields in Olympia, Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – After winning last year’s edition of the Confederation of Southern African Schools Sports Association (Cosassa) Athletics meet held in Botswana, Namibia has already set plans in motion and is gearing up to defend her crown at this year’s championships slated for eSwatini.
WINDHOEK - Cohen Fistball Club (CFC 1) won the first round of the Bank Windhoek National Fistball League after seeing off hosts Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) last weekend.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors will this weekend have to do battle without the reliable services of goalkeeper Edward Maova when they face the Chipolopolos of Zambia for their 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in Lusaka.
WINDHOEK – Despite reasonable growth in various facets of the local sports fraternity, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is not entirely satisfied with the overall contribution sport makes to the country’s GDP.
Windhoek – The story of Namibia’s fast rising bodybuilding star Panduleni “King P” Nekomba can easily be compared to that of America’s and arguably the world’s greatest bodybuilder of all time Ronnie Coleman.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games gold medalist and evergreen veteran runner, Ruben Gowaseb on Saturday once again stole international headlines when he clinched the country’s first gold medal at the ongoing World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Windhoek – The upcoming Namibia Annual Sport Expo, scheduled for September later this year, could serve as a perfect opportunity for the local sport fraternity to realign itself and embark on a route that would see Namibia claim a stake on the international sport arena, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila strongly believes.
WINDHOEK – Action in the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup resumes this weekend when the last four remaining teams go toe-to-toe in the semifinals of the cup competition at the Kuisebmond Stadium at the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
Former Ramblers Football Club free scoring attacking midfielder Willy Fredericks, wears the kind of face that would not look out of place as an innocent kinder garten boytjie. The baby face retired lethal midfielder-cum-forward was kind of a journeyman during his formative years as a potential superstar – New Era Sports caught up with the smiling assassin...
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has once again sponsored the annual Hennie de Waal Sports Festival, which kicked off Wednesday at Windhoek’s Technical High School (HTS) sports ground.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni yesterday assured the Brave Warriors they have the unwavering support of all Namibians, including that of the country’s political segment.
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Monday officially opened the players’ registration and transfer window within the country’s various football leagues as the Namibia Premier League (NPL) concludes the first round of matches.
WINDHOEK – Namibia senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, defense coach Roger Thompson, who was arrested on Sunday in connection with alleged housebreaking with intent to steal and theft as well as two other charges of using a vehicle without the owner’s consent, yesterday made his first appearance in court.
WINDHOEK - Saints men’s team were crowned the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League champions, after they sealed the title in a record-breaking season by defeating Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) 10-3 on Friday evening, as well as thrashing University of Namibia (Unam) 7-1 on Saturday evening.
LUDERITZ – The eight football clubs at this year’s edition of the annual Harders Cup became chief recipients of brand new playing gear ahead of the much anticipated southern August gathering that will see the overall winner walk away with a whopping N$100, 000.
WINDHOEK – The Southern Africa Golfers & Visitors Society (SAGES) Windhoek Branch golf club in conjunction with title sponsors BCX Namibia, Old Mutual and Rennies Travel Namibia will once again stage the annual Fund Raising Golf Tourney with renewed energy, this year.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s internationally accredited football referee Jackson Pavaza continues to cement his name as one of the best referees on the African continent and this month, the 35-year old Fifa-accredited official will once again make further inroads.
WINDHOEK – Gobabis club Young African FC’s urgent application recently launched with the Windhoek High Court seeking interim relief to have the demoted club reinstated into the Namibia Premier League (NPL), was yesterday struck from the roll with costs.
WINDHOEK - The African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 recently joined forces with the Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) in embarking on its journey of mentoring and preparing more women to take up leadership positions at various federations and commissions of member states.
WINDHOEK – Namibian veteran sports administrator and chairman of the African Union Sport Council (AUSC) Region 5, Dr Vetumbuavi Veii says deserving athletes from member countries continue to be short-changed by coordinators who fail to implement and promulgate important AUSC programmes.
WINDHOEK – This coming weekend, Saturday, 16 March, will see the first round of the Namibian Enduro Series. The new venue added to this year’s calendar will see riders from all over Namibia travel to the town of Gobabis for the race.
WINDHOEK – Deplorable Katutura giants Orlando Pirates Football Club sank deeper into the relegation zone when the Sea Robbers were humbled 2-0 by Unam in a one sided MTC Premiership clash in Windhoek on Saturday.
WNDHOEK - The first edition of the annual Sanlam Junior Tennis Tourney took place in Windhoek, last weekend attracting tennis players from all over the country with the number of over 70 entries above expectation, providing for a tough competition in all age groups.
WINDHOEK – Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Erastus Uutoni is strongly convinced that Namibia hosting this year’s AUSC Region 5 Regional Annual Sport Awards (Rasa) will serve as the perfect stepping stone for the country to promulgate her broader agenda of youth and sport development through excellence.
WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars are faced with a mammoth task of closing down on current log leaders Black Africa, who are topping the log with 32 points while 2nd placed Stars are on 25 points.
Death has struck Namibian football for the umpteenth time as the country awoken to the devastating news that former Brave Gladiators and Okahandja Beauties Football Club versatile footballer Stephanie Hummel has exited the game of life.
WINDHOEK - Jürgen Geiger and Johan Coetzee, were the top achievers of the 2018/2019 Namibia Bass Angling Association’s (NBAA) season. The two were recognised for their achievements at a prize giving ceremony held in Windhoek over the weekend.
WINDHOEK – The besieged Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU), which has for the past few months hogged ear-piercing headlines ranging from maladministration to financial irregularities, appears to be swarming on its knees and on the very edge of closing its doors.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s banking giant First National Bank (FNB) yesterday once again demonstrated its unyielding support towards the development of local sports, when they threw their weight behind the successful hosting of the first-ever Namibia Annual Sports Expo with a N$150 000 sponsorship
Video: FNB pledge N$150 000.00 towards Namibia Annual Sport Expo
WINDHOEK – Teams campaigning in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) were last month left high and dry when their monthly grants were slashed by 50% as punishment for the NPL’s failure to promptly consult and inform both league sponsors MTC and FNB Namibia about Standard Bank’s arrival as sponsor of the Top-8 Cup, New Era Sport has learnt.
WINDHOEK – It was rather a busy one for bowls in general but hosts TransNamib Bowling Club (TNBC) in particular, when the latter staged its annual fundraiser tourney in Windhoek last weekend.
WINDHOEK - Top representatives from the Bank Windhoek-sponsored Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) recently travelled to Opuwo, the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia, to officially launch the newly established Great Kunene Volleyball Association (GKVA).
Windhoek – It rained goals in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) this weekend, as Shandumbala giants Tigers produced a breathtaking performance that saw them demolish league rookies Young Brazilians 7-3 in a one-sided match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Without a shadow of doubt, former Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows Football Club speedy winger Thomas Uushona, aka ‘Uncle Tommy’ was one of the greatest footballers ever to emerge from our shores and surely needs some kind of acknowledgement and recognition.
OUTJO - Private school Moria located in Outjo was the proud host of last weekend’s NASP competition, which attracted a sizeable number of aspiring archers offering steep competition amongst 14 schools/clubs from all over the country.
WINDHOEK – The 2nd edition of the ever-growing Sanlam Coastal Marathon was officially launched in the capital yesterday, where organisers promised to make the 2019 edition of the popular annual marathon bigger and better.
Whispers flitting from the corridors of Football House is that the ‘trouble-ravaged’ MTC Namibia Premiership (NPL) hierarchy is to unveil Orlando Pirates Football Club executive member Nicky Kasilipile as the league’s new chief executive officer (CEO).
WINDHOEK – It was nothing but a haze of intimidation and an exchange of verbal jabs between Mendu “Hands of God” Kaangundue and Charles Shinima, who will both headline this weekend’s ‘Back to the Roots Boxing Bonanza” at the A. Shipena Secondary School in the capital.
WINDHOEK - Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has pledged to support the upcoming first-ever Namibia Annual Sports Expo (Nase) slated for later this year.
WINDHOEK - The Windhoek City Runners Club in collaboration with NamibRE will be hosting a social run in honour of Namibia’s late liberation struggle icon Andimba Toivo ya Toivo under the appellation “Ya Toivo Social Run”.
WINDHOEK – After their urgent court application was removed from the roll with costs last week by High Court judge Claudia Claasen on technicalities, Gobabis club Young African is fighting on.
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek in partnership with Farm Windhoek Fitness will host the second Dusk and Dawn Stage Trail Run on Friday and Saturday in Windhoek. The two-day event aims to challenge experienced trail runners with back-to-back runs at the IJG Trails.
WINDHOEK – Namibia football reigning champions African Stars on Saturday emphatically brushed aside a hapless Orlando Pirates by 5-0 to book their place in the semifinals of the maiden edition of the Standard Bank Top 8 Cup at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.
WINDHOEK - The FIFA Normalisation Committee (NC) has called on member organisations affiliated to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to submit reports and results of their leadership committees’ elections in order to assist with the normalisation of the mother body.
WINDHOEK – It never rain, it only pours for the serial troubled Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB.
WINDHOEK – The urgent court application launched by demoted Young African FC this week with the Windhoek High Court – which sought interim relief to have the club reinstated into the Namibia Premier League (NPL) – was yesterday struck off the roll with costs.
WINDHOEK – Action in the maiden edition of the Standard Bank Top-8 Cup will tonight continue at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00 when Otjiwarongo-based outfit Might Gunners square off with Tura Magic in what is expected to be a spectacular encounter.
A product of Mariental’s largest residential area Aimablaagte, much travelled burly defender George Hummel will go down in history as the one and only Namibian athlete to have graced the traditional hostile football fields in communist Russia.
WINDHOEK – In a letter dated 19 February 2019, Tjombe-Elago Inc. – the lawyers representing the Fifa Normalisation Committee – wrote to ousted Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary-General Barry Rukoro and his lawyers Tjitemisa & Associates reaffirming the committee’s resolute decision not to reinstate Rukoro.
WINDHOEK – About 177 swimmers are ruffling feathers for the four-day Bank Windhoek Long Course Nationals Championships, which gets underway at the Olympia Swimming Pool, South of Windhoek today.
It’s now an open secret that our treasured national asset, football, is stuck between a rock and a hard place for a considerable period. It looks like the much hyped appointed Fifa Normalisation Committee (NC) wasted little time in putting its ducks in the row.
WINDHOEK - Just off the heels of the highly successful recently concluded Road Challenge, Nedbank Namibia will host the Nedbank Cycle Challenge Mountain Bike (MTB) edition, at the Waldorf School in Avis on Sunday at 07h00.
WINDHOEK – The curtain came down on the weeklong CANA Zone IV Championships in Windhoek on Wednesday with the South African team topping the medal table with an overall total of 102 medals across all three disciplines: swimming, open water and water polo.
WINDHOEK - The maiden edition of the much anticipated Standard Bank Top-8 Cup will officially kick off at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital, with Tigers opening the competition’s proceedings with a clash against Unam FC tonight at 20h00.
WINDHOEK - The continent’s top aquatic talent produced a thrilling day four of swimming and water polo at the CANA Zone IV Championships in Windhoek, on Tuesday.
WINDHOEK - The second round of fixtures in the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League saw another eventful weekend come to a close in Windhoek and Swakopmund, as several action packed matches set the tone for a competitive season ahead.
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.
WINDHOEK - An impressive total of six new championship records tumbled on the third day of the CANA Zone IV Swimming Championships underway in Windhoek, on Monday.
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.
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.
WINDHOEK – Deputy Chairperson of the FIFA Normalisation Committee, Franco Cosmos, yesterday confirmed that they had received a letter from the lawyers of ousted secretary-general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Barry Rukoro,
WINDHOEK – Hosts Namibia find themselves in a commendable second place on the medal table behind South Africa in the CANA Zone IV Championships underway in Windhoek, after an action-packed Day 2 of Open Water Swimming at Oanob Dam.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s super featherweight boxer Natanael Sebastian on Friday narrowly missed out on a lifetime opportunity to clinch the coveted vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) Pan-African Super Featherweight Title.
WINDHOEK – University of Namibia (Unam) football club were the biggest winners from round thirteen of matches played in the county’s flagship football league, the MTC Premiership, last weekend.
WINDHOEK – The just concluded partnership agreement between the Otjomuise Football Academy and UK Pro Academy sees a delegation of talent scouts and coaches from the Leeds-based academy coming to Namibia to host tryouts on March 16-17 at Football House in Windhoek.
WINDHOEK - Top Score, the leading maize meal brand of Namib Mills, this week launched the 19th edition of its 7-A-Side football tournament at the Ramblers soccer stadium in Windhoek.
It is now common cause that the term of office of the elected members of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Executive Committee ended early last December, following their election in 2014.
RUNDU - The Nkurenkuru Boxing Club in Kavango West is crippled due to lack of finance, the clubs management says, adding that they have a serious challenge in terms of funding, training and equipment.
WINDHOEK – Members of the newly-appointed Fifa Normalisation Committee yesterday had to rely on the assistance of the Namibian Police to remove out-of-contract secretary-general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Barry Rukoro from the premises of the association.
WINDHOEK - The opening fixtures of the 2019 Bank Windhoek National Indoor Hockey League took place this past weekend in Windhoek and it proved to be nothing but thrills and spills throughout the course of the first round.
SWAKOPMUND - NHRSA recently held its first competition leg for the current season at Swakopmund in conjunction with the Outdoor Centre and Swakopmund Shooting Range, at the latter’s Shooting Range attracting a total of 102 entries.
WINDHOEK – Telecommunications giant MTC, which is the principle bankroller of the Namibia Premier League (NPL), yesterday wrote to the league’s chairman Patrick Kauta expressing its displeasure with the deficient manner in which NPL is currently being administered.
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.
WINDHOEK – Saturday’s eagerly awaited MTC Premiership clash between hosts Young Brazilians and the visiting Orlando Pirates at the Karasburg stadium ended prematurely after a heavy downpour rendered the much despised gravel field unplayable.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s internationally acclaimed veteran cyclist Dan Craven, showed no signs of slowing down. The adorable bearded rider swept a strong field of cyclists aside to retain his crown during the 34th edition of the annual Nedbank Cycle Challenge in the capital yesterday.
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.
WINDHOEK – The Bureau of the FIFA Council on Friday unveiled a five-member normalisation committee that will oversee the affairs of the beleaguered Namibia Football Association (NFA) until a new leadership is installed.
WINDHOEK – Gobabis-based club Young African FC, which was recently fined a combined fine of N$50 000 and demoted to 2nd tier football by the Namibia Premier League (NPL) Disciplinary Committee for fraudulently registering and using a player with tampered identity documents last season, yesterday again wrote a letter to the league’s vice-chairman Bonni Paulino.
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.
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.
WINDHOEK - Statistics reveals that the most successful teams campaigning in the country’s flagship football league, the MTC Premiership, are without a shadow of doubt those attached to owners with deep pockets.
Allow me space in your esteemed newspaper to raise my personal views on the legal fracas that has found its way in Namibian football.
RUNDU - North East Stream First Division (NESFD) chairperson Rudolf ‘Sahaya’ Mupiri has commended Rundu-based club Julinho Sporting FC for their continuous outstanding performance in the country’s flagship football league, the MTC Namibia Premier League.
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.
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.
Windhoek – Namibian international midfielder Petrus Shitembi is set to join Zambian Premier League (ZPL) club Lusaka Dynamos on a short-term contract, New Era Sport has established.
SWAKOPMUND - Windhoek motorsport fans can enjoy the first night spinning show that will be held tonight at the Windhoek Spin City, being hosted by spinning promoter Joel Nambahu who has fired up the 2019 spinning programme with the first mid-week after dark event.
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.
WINDHOEK – Traditional unfashionable Citizens Football Club silenced their doubters following another impressive display that signaled their title credentials in the MTC Premiership this term.
LÜDERITZ - Buchters were left excited at the launch of the 3rd edition of the annual Harders Cup, in a packed to rafters Nest Hotel Conference Centre on Friday.
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.
WINDHOEK – The 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) quarter-finalist, Namibia’s Brave Warriors, will face the Comoros Islands in the 2020 edition of the local-based players’ continental championship to be held next year in Ethiopia.
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.
The ensuing brouhaha in the aftermath of the shocking acquittal of Zimbabwean footballer, one Tapiwa Simon Musekiwa and subsequent unconvinced explanation by the league’s chairman is open for debate as it invites few awkward questions.
WINDHOEK – It’s once again that time of the year when the country’s leading cyclists descend on Namibia’s commercial capital Windhoek, to grill each other on two wheels.
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.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s oldest football club Tigers FC this week wrote to the secretariat of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) expressing their distress and dissatisfaction in the NPL’s continuous habit of failing to decorously interpret its own rules and regulations.
WALVIS-BAY – The Namibian Bowling Association (NBA) has selected two strong teams after last weekend’s trials in Walvis-Bay to participate in the much anticipated forthcoming Atlantic Championships in Wales in May this year.
ONGWEDIVA - Despite having accrued heaps of money from hosting events, the Oshakati Independence Stadium is still facing challenges in maintenance.
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.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s leading boxing stars Jeremiah “Low Key” Nakathila has set his eyes on a showdown with world No.1 WBO Jnr Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia of USA, with Nakathila currently ranked No.3 in the latest WBO world ratings.
WINDHOEK - Young African Football Club chairman-cum-mentor Mali Ngarizemo gave the Namibia Premier League (NPL) until end of business today (28 January) to reinstate and revoke the combined N$50 000 fine that was imposed on his club, his lawyers Murorua Kurtz Kasper (MKK) Inc. informed the league on Friday.
WINDHOEK – A very strange unusual episode is unfolding in the corridors of domestic football though the main actor in the comedy pleads ignorance.
WINDHOEK - Rehoboth Rugby Club has officially appointed former player David “Poeding” Philander as head coach for the upcoming season with immediate effect.
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.
The precarious log position in which Katutura giants Orlando Pirates Football Club is paddling does not exactly reflect the club’s values and cornerstone, so to speak.
WINDHOEK – One of Namibia’s most feared punchers Mendu Kaangundue will be the main attraction when the renowned MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing & Fitness Academy hosts its much-awaited “Back to the Roots” Boxing Bonanza on the capital.
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.
WINDHOEK – Outspoken president of the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) Abner “Big Daddy” Xoagub, has expressed serious concern over the tortoise-pace at which the world’s football governing body Fifa is going about installing the eagerly awaited Normalisation Committee at the besieged Namibia Football Association (NFA).
WINDHOEK – Popular Namibian legal guru Clement Daniels, has been appointed as World Rugby Judicial Judge with immediate effect.
WINDHOEK – The University of Namibia (Unam) Sports Office under the Office of the Dean of Students this week advertised a cluster of coaching vacancies at its various campuses countrywide, with qualified and experienced local coaches encouraged to apply for the positions.
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.
WINDHOEK – With all odds stacked against them and continental football bookmakers giving them little to no chance of survival, Namibian football reigning champions African Stars will this weekend be out to pull off a giant-killing act when they confront CAF Confederation Cup champions Raja Casablanca in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Death has struck again, after news emerged that former Blue Waters and Tigers Football Club acrobatic shot-stopper Asser Ipinge, has exited the game of life, aged 56.
WINDHOEK – Following their brusque divorce with coach Woody Jacobs, Namibia Premier League (NPL) newcomers Okahandja United yesterday moved swiftly to restore stability within their technical department when they appointed former Brave Warriors defender Richard Gariseb as interim head coach.
The wide-awake management of African Stars Football Club deserve a decent pat on the back for the bold decision to have the Namibian champions enrolled in the highly competitive and rather costly Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup competitions.
Windhoek – Katima Mulilo-born Namibian footballer Ryan Simasiku Nyambe is certainly an athlete up there with the very best in world football if his near faultless performance against Newcastle United is anything to go by.
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.
WINDHOEK – Namibia reigning football champions African Stars yesterday jetted off to Marrakesh, Morocco to confront Raja Casablanca in their CAF Confederation Cup second leg qualifier.
WINDHOEK – When bitter rivals Eleven Arrows and Blue Waters clash, the whole of Kuisebmond comes to a virtual standstill.
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.
He has been there, seen it all – former Blue Waters Football Club and Brave Warriors lanky agile shot-stopper Abisai Paulus Shiningayamwe, aka Zico, is a man on a serious mission.
WINDHOEK - Katutura glamour football club African Stars are left with a Mount Kilimanjaro to scale ahead of the decisive 2nd leg of their 2018/2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations Cup match in Marakesh, on Sunday.
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.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s incumbent International Boxing Organization (IBO) super bantamweight veteran world title-holder Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda is determined to prove that his overwhelming victory was not just another flash in the pan.
WINDHOEK - Founder and president of the emerging Otjomuise Football Academy, Sacky Elago, says the fast growing academy is a community-based initiative, which started off in Otjomuise on the outskirts of Windhoek.
WINDHOEK – With four points separating the two team going into the clash of the titans at the Mokati stadium in Otjiwarongo tonight at 19h00, hosts Life Fighters, aka ‘Kahirona’, will be out to halt Mighty Gunners’ fairy-tale run.
The recent out of the blue renaming of a busy street in honour of departed self styled “football fan” one Robbie Savage, located in Swakopmund’s largest residential area, Mondesa to be precise, calls for a serious debate and thorough interrogation.
WINDHOEK – Perched in an unfamiliar 4th place on the MTC Premiership log table, the country’s flagship football league’s surprise package, Citizens Football Club remains the only unbeaten side in the current campaign.
WINDHOEK – Cometh the hour, cometh the man, internationally acclaimed retired footballer, one Ephraim Matsilile Sono, aka Jomo in social circles has certainly left a long lasting legacy in the annals of Namibian football.
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.
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.
WINDHOEK - Namibia champions African Stars reignites their African journey when the Katutura giants welcome reigning CAF Confederations Cup champions Raja Casablanca, Morrocan giants at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, in Windhoek at 16h00 sharp.
Windhoek – There were mixed fortunes for Namibian footballers plying their trade in the stinking rich South African Professional Soccer League (PSL) and abroad when competition resumed last weekend after an enforced short hiatus during the just ended festive season.
WINDHOEK – The inability of working together in harmony between outgoing president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Frans Mbidi and his right-hand man Barry Rukoro, has effectively rendered the association an ‘Auto Pilot’ institution.
WINDHOEK - The 2018 Hollard Gravel & Dirt MTB Marathon Series finished in emphatic style this year, with a Havana/Cuban theme at the local Windhoek hot spot, Nyama restaurant.
WINDHOEK - Bank Windhoek has once again joined hands with the Windhoek Hochland Sport Athletics Club, to host the 26th edition of the annual Quinton-Steele Botes Athletics Coaching and Training Camp in Windhoek, next month.
WINDHOEK - Boxing is arguably one of Namibia’s most followed sporting disciplines and most successful, judging from the number of world champions past and present.
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.
WINDHOEK – Veteran sports administrator, Jesse Schickerling, has cited frustration, lack of teamwork, and pure disregard of his opinions as some of the reasons for his hasty resignation as a Commissioner on the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) board.
Video: MTC takes Salute and Nestor under its wings…each stable gets N$1.6 million
WINDHOEK – Sacked African Stars mentor Robert Nauseb says he is yet to receive an official dismissal letter from the club, as he was only informed about his sacking through the phone by Stars’ chairperson Patrick Kauta on Monday evening.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s telecommunications giant MTC yesterday announced a combined sponsorship of N$10 million, which will be shared in equal proportions between Salute Boxing Academy and the renowned Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy.
Windhoek – Namibia’s leading professional middleweight boxer, Walter “Executioner” Kautondokwa, has been awarded the prestigious World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Fighter of the year award at the WBO Convention in Panama.
GABORONE - A total of nine old championship records were tumbled during day two of the swimming programme at the AUCS Region 5 U20 Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana, on Sunday.
Windhoek – MTC Namibia Premier League reigning champions African Stars mentor Robert Nauseb says his charges will not drown in the glory of Wednesday’s CAF Champions League 2-1 victory over visiting Volcan Club de Moroni of the Comoros Islands when they face traditional rivals and current table-toppers Black Africa on Sunday.
Windhoek – In a letter dated December 04, 2018, world football governing body FIFA, through its secretary general Fatma Samoura, wrote to Namibia Football Association (NFA) 1st vice-president Naftal Ngalangi informing him of their decision to send a high level delegation to Namibia to look into the endless grubby affairs of the local federation.
Namibia’s eagerly awaited Independence arrived just slightly late for some of the country’s hottest athletes, especially footballers.
Lest we forget, we are certainly not gurus in all areas of global expertise, but whoever advises some of our lawmakers needs to have their heads examined.
WINDHOEK – As of midnight yesterday, the term of office of the Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s executive committee officially came to an end, leaving the federation effectively without any leadership in place.
SWAKOPMUND - The Dome Swakopmund hosted its first ever Dome Sports Awards on 3 December in an effort to acknowledge all athletes and officials who participate in active sports codes in Namibia’s biggest and most modern sporting facility.
Video: Momentum sponsors African Stars with 100 000
Video: African Stars get N$100 000 boost from Debmarine Namibia
Windhoek - Some pressure was eased off African Stars mentor, Robert Nauseb, and his charges ahead of tonight’s crucial Caf Champions League clash against visiting islanders, Volcan Club de Moroni, of the Comoros Islands.
Windhoek - This past weekend, the Namibia Karate Union (Naku) and its team of 43 athletes participated in the 9th Commonwealth Karate Championships.
Windhoek -The Namibian Hockey Union (NHU) recently hosted the 2018 Bank Windhoek Junior Hockey Development League awards ceremony at the Windhoek Gymnasium Private School in Windhoek.
Video: Max Ipinge defeats Andreas Nghinaunye on points.
Windhoek – Netball Namibia (NN) yesterday came out strongly to condemn and rubbish what they termed as “baseless and demoralising tribal insinuations”, aimed at the national senior netball team, which recently participated at the just-ended Netball Diamond Challenge in Polokwane, South Africa.
Windhoek – The recent decision by the South African Football Association (Safa) to accept the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) request to step in as emergency host of next year’s African Nations Cup is beneficial to Namibia in many ways, local sports pundit Isack Hamata believes.
Windhoek – Black Africa on Saturday delivered a spotless performance to brush aside Civics and go top of the league log-table during their MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in a weekend that was filled with thrilling action.
Windhoek – If Namibian clubs are to meaningfully compete and leave a serious footprint at various Confederation of African Football (CAF) competitions, the corporate world will need to redouble its input and contribute more sufficiently to the development of local football.
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.
The lethal combination of Namib Woestyn’s quartet of Laurentius “Daito” Hagedoorn, Haban Adams, Axarob Doeseb and Straal Auchumeb, is up to this day hailed by credible football pundits as the deadliest striking force in the history of domestic football.
There is an urgent need to teach our children always to concentrate their mental and physical efforts on each situation they come across and on whatever they have to encounter in their chosen careers.
Windhoek - Citizens FC boss Dawid Goagoseb says lack of proper c has been the club’s biggest Achilles heel in the last few weeks and the situation hampers with the players readiness but however maintained that his charges are ready to throw the kitchen sink at Tura Magic when they meet tonight.
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.
Video: Welwitschias return from European Rugby Tour
WINDHOEK - The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) officially launched its Strategic Plan for the years 2018-2022 in Windhoek, yesterday.
WINDHOEK – Write him off at your own peril, Namibia’s undisputed boxing king, Harry “The Terminator” Simon, is back with a bang.
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.
Windhoek – Brave Warriors inspirational stand in skipper, Petrus “Dancing Shoes” Shitembi, was the catalyst in the Namibian senior football team’s victory in the annual Dr Hage Geingob Cup at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.
Windhoek - Mighty Gunners Football Club maintained their one hundred percent record since the start of the 2019/2019 MTC Premiership campaign. The men in camouflaged uniform saw off Tura Magic by three unanswered goals (3-0) at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek yesterday.
Windhoek – Incumbent, much adored Chief Administrator (CA) of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Fred Simataa Mwiya Sr, is amongst deserving local Karatekas who have been rewarded for excellence during the just ended Karate season.
LÜDERITZ – Diaz Fishing Company confirmed its commitment towards the well-being of the Lüderitz community when the company sponsored new rugby gear to the Diaz Primary School in Lüderitz on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors veteran skipper Ronald ‘Stigga’ Ketjijere says they are well prepared and ready to run their socks off against the visiting Black Stars of Ghana to ensure Namibia retains the revered Dr Hage Geingob Cup this weekend.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors aim to retain the Dr Hage Geingob Cup when they face the Black Stars of Ghana this Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 16h00.
WINDHOEK – Letshego Bank Namibia yesterday became the first corporate to throw its weight behind the second edition of the annual Namibia National Youth Games, when it announced a sponsorship of N$135 000 towards the successful hosting of the event.
Video: Letshego Namibia donates over N$130 000 towards youth games
WINDHOEK – Tigers Football Club and Brave Warriors’ free scoring left footed attacking midfielder Benjamin Nenkavu, has signed for Zambian mid table outfit Buildcon Football Club for an undisclosed transfer fee.
WINDHOEK – Sport Minister Erastus Uutoni says the time is reap for sport administrators to stop using underfunding and lack of adequate facilities as an excuse for their lack of creativity to create opportunities and platforms for local athletes to excel.
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.
WINDHOEK – As far as the moral and reputational damage caused by the melee between NFA president Frans Mbidi and estranged secretary general Barry Rukoro is concerned, Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti has assured that the ongoing brouhaha will be water off a duck’s back when Namibia confronts Guinea Bissau tomorrow at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
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
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.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s U/23 team yesterday became the first sacrificial lamb of the distressing endless fight between discarded Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi and his secretary general Barry Rukoro.
WINDHOEK - The Brave Warriors will have to be on top of their game on Saturday when they take on joint Group-K leaders Guinea Bissau in their penultimate 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.
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.
WINDHOEK. – Retired Brave Warriors midfielder Lolo Goraseb says the only possible measure to get Namibian football out of the quagmire in which the country’s football governing body currently finds itself entangled is to amend the Association’s fragile constitution.
WINDHOEK – After surviving an imprudent suspension that was unlawfully meted out by the executive committee of the Namibia Premier League (NPL), Gobabis-based outfit Young African FC will tomorrow look to dust themselves off when they take to their home turf Legare Stadium to confront Citizens FC for their 2018/19 season opener.
WINDHOEK - Brave Warriors midfielder Wangu Gome is out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group K qualifier against Guinea Bissau this Saturday, enterprising front man Deon Hotto is a doubt for the vital clash.
Namibian rugby has been embroiled in a nasty off-the-field war of words between rugby’s heavyweights accusing each other of being power hungry
WINDHOEK – MTC Premiership new boys Young Brazilians caused the biggest shock in the opening round of the long awaited kick off to the national topflight football league played countrywide last weekend.
WINDHOEK - Back in the day, the telepathic pairing of former Ramblers footballers Bertus Damon and Joseph “Draaitjies” Martin, would take turns to bamboozle opposing defenders with devastating brutality that made the darlings of the Pionierspark outfit.
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.
WINDHOEK – Netball Namibia has selected a strong 12-member squad to represent the country at the prestigious Spar Proteas Diamond Challenge netball tournament at the Ngaoko Ramatlhodi Indoor Sport Complex in Seshego, in the vastly populated Limpopo Province, South Africa, later this month.
WINDHOEK – As of late yesterday the commencement of activities in the beleaguered Namibia Premier League (NPL) hung in a serious balance and confusion reigned supreme due to uncertainty as to whether the league will officially start today as earlier announced, or not.
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.
For local football fans, it was the defining image of yet another setback or rather disappointment when a young nimble-footed winger going by the name of Lucky Richter, a product of the football-crazy Nama location, defied tradition by joining bitter rivals Black Africa instead of boyhood team, Orlando Pirates Football Club.
Video: Put your egos and greediness aside – Uutoni
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.
WINDHOEK – Launching the 2018/19 football season yesterday in the capital, the leadership of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) announced that monthly grants for the new season have been increased from N$65 000 to a handsome N$114 280 per month per club.
WINDHOEK – Namibian football has been thrown into further turmoil after the country’s elite football league’s Prosecutor Kadhila Amoomo made a recommendation to the Namibia Premiership (NPL) hierarchy to suspend one of its affiliates, Young African Football Club, from all football-related activities with immediate effect.
WINDHOEK – Namibian sports have now become the breeding grounds for infighting, tribalism, nepotism, personal interests and hatred and if this repulsive trend is left unchallenged, the local sporting fraternity will soon follow the route of the dinosaurs.
LÜDERITZ - Extreme speed, courage in abundance, honed skill, toughness, the latest equipment, considerable experience and very strong winds are just some of the key ingredients when Namibia’s extreme sporting gathering - the annual 5-week long Lüderitz Speed Challenge - got underway on the 22nd of last month.
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.
WINDHOEK – The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) yesterday agreed with and endorsed Fifa’s stance that the dismissal of Namibia Football Association (NFA) president Frans Mbidi was illegal, invalid and the whole process leading up to Mbidi’s sacking was flawed as due process was not followed.
SWAKOPMUND - Body Building in Namibia is still an inaudible sporting discipline since it requires fierce competition to draw the much-needed attention from the general public in order to gain fame to individuals.
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.
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.
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s fast-rising boxing star Mikka ‘Silent Assassin’ Shonena will be back in action to defend his WBO African welterweight crown against Tanzania’s Mfaume Mfaume at the Windhoek Country Club on 30 November.
As a microcosm of life, sport inevitably contains its own moral conundrum with rules and regulations being shifted randomly at the slightest provocation.
SWAKOPMUND – He has been there, seen it all and conquered the football pitches in one of the world’s finest football leagues (Budesliga).
WINDHOEK – Namibia’s leading diamonds marketing and sales entity, Namib Desert Diamonds (NamDia), yesterday threw its weight behind the Brave Warriors’ ongoing quest to qualify for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
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.
WINDHOEK – Beleaguered president of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Frans Mbidi, who claims persecution from the association’s Executive Committee, yesterday wrote to FIFA’s general secretary Fatma Samoura pleading for urgent intervention into the endless NFA disarray and also look into his recent dismissal as president.
SWAKOPMUND – Unlike many of his peers who have fallen on bad times upon retiring from playing competitive football not exactly knowing where their next meal is going to come from - retired Orlando Pirates left winger, one Benjamin “Kleintjie” Gaseb, has exchanged his togs for hospitality business.
WINDHOEK – After weeks of uncertainty over the country’s participation in this year’s Cosafa U/20 Cup, Namibia finally confirmed her participation in the 2018 regional youth football showpiece slated for Kitwe, Zambia later this December.
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.
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.
SWAKOPMUND – Golfing sensation Likius Nande was amongst podium invaders when the movie star look alike young golfer was finally handsomely rewarded for his magical display on the golf course – scooping the newly introduced Sport Star of the year award.
WINDHOEK – The country’s football 2020 “Olympic Dream” lies within the national under-23s side that has been in training - preparing for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Africa Olympic Qualifiers against Angola, next month.
WINDHOEK - There will be no stones left unturned as General Secretaries of CAF Member Associations commit to improve football administration following their participation in the first-ever GS Academy
WINDHOEK – An unyielding secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Barry Rukoro yesterday advised the chief of the Namibia Defence Force (NDF), Lieutenant General John Mutwa, to directly deal with him and not the NPL when addressing the saga around the Military School Okahandja FC and Okahandja United FC.
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.
Well, they don’t say it loud but persisting whispers flirting throughout the narrow corridors of Football House, has it that tension between the country’s football honcho, Frans Mbidi and his subjects has reached a boiling point.
WINDHOEK – Paradoxical to the blessings granted by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to newly-formed Okahandja United FC, formerly Military School Okahandja FC, to join the Namibia Premier League (NPL) under a new entity, the NDF yesterday dropped a fresh bombshell.
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.
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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.
Slightly over a fortnight, New Era Sports paid tribute to one of many unheralded football heroes in history, former African Stars Football Club bustling forward, Rhoo Mabeva-Kaumbangere, but little did we know this was in fact the last time we would see him alive again.
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.
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.
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.
WINDHOEK - The final round of the seven- legged Namibian Enduro Series promises fireworks when action resumes at the Kupferberg racetrack on Saturday.
WINDHOEK – Peter Shalulile’s lone strike was enough to separate the two teams when hosts Namibia defeated Mozambique by a solitary goal in their back-to-back do-or-die 2019 AFCON Qualifier under floodlights at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek, last night.
Video: Namibia defeat Mozambique 1-0 in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
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.
WINDHOEK - If the venomous fangs of the Mozambican Black Mambas are to be successfully razed and disbudded, then the Brave Warriors will have to display unsurmountable character and superior intensity, coach Ricardo Mannetti believes.
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.