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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. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 - 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 – 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. WINDHOEK – All roads will this weekend lead to the popular Okahatjipara Turf Club on the outskirts of Okondjatu settlement in the Otjozondjupa Region, as nothing but thrilling horseracing action is to be expected. 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. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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. WINDHOEK – The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), in a press statement issued Friday, announced that it has suspended the entire Executive Committee of the Gymnastic Federation of Namibia (GFN) until further notice. WINDHOEK - Action will tonight continue in the MTC Namibia Premier League when Tura Magic takes on Rundu side Julinho Sporting at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00. WINDHOEK – MTC Namibia Premiership newcomers will today host fellow league rookies Young Brazilians at Nau-aib Stadium in Okahandja at 17h00, in what is widely anticipated to be a stirring clash between the two new league boys. 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 – 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. 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. 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.