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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. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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. 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. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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. 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.