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The chairman of the MTC Kilimanjaro Boxing Club Joseph Benhard has expressed concern over the lack of adequate tournaments for amateur fighters countrywide, saying it robs promising boxers of an opportunity to showcase their God-given talents. The newly formed Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL) got underway to a great start, with 846 goals scored in the opening rounds this past weekend. Rundu-based outfit Julinho Sporting Football Club (FC) will be playing hard to avoid another defeat in the Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) when they take on coastal team Blue Waters at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday. Namibia has so far acquired four slots for the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games, but Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) secretary general Michael Hamukwaya is optimistic of attaining more slots ahead of the event scheduled for 24 August to 5 September in Tokyo, Japan. Keetmanshoop and Rundu will this weekend play host to the third round of the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League, which will see games being played at the J Stephanus Netball Courts and the Rundu Sports Stadium on Saturday. Keetmanshoop and Rundu will this weekend play host to the third round of the MTC Netball Namibia Premier League, which will see games being played at the J Stephanus Netball Courts and the Rundu Sports Stadium on Saturday. After clinching the Indoor Africa Cup in Durban, South Africa, last month to qualify for next year’s World Cup, Namibia’s senior women’s indoor hockey team has shifted its focus to preparations for the global showpiece. Coach of the Golden Girls Netball Club Zakua Mbauku was yesterday not amused by their weekend results but promised her team will come back strong in the following round. Former Brave Warriors midfielder and coach Ricardo Mannetti on Friday unveiled his long-awaited football magazine, ‘A decade of football – greatest achievements’. Namibia’s national women’s football team, the Brave Gladiators, will play against Tanzania in the upcoming Women’s Africa Cup of Nations after a draw was conducted yesterday. Namibia’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global super featherweight champion Jeremiah ‘Lowkey’ Nakathila yesterday vowed to send his American opponent to the cleaners when they meet in June for a world title fight. The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) will this weekend host trials in the capital to select players to compete in the 2022 Rugby Africa Cup (RAC). The upgrade of the Doc Jubber hockey field is still just 65% complete, almost two years since renovations begun to turn it into a facility with a state-of-the-art artificial turf and other amenities. The Namibia Navy netball players are determined to upset log leaders Tigers in their MTC Netball Namibia Premier League (NNPL) encounter tomorrow. Orlando Pirates coach Woody Jacobs expects a tough encounter against Young African on Saturday in the MTC NFA Cup Round of 32 in Mariental, considering the few injuries among his players. Namibian karateka Freddy Mwiya Jnr is on a quest to secure his spot at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics that take place from 23 July to 8 August. Tigers Netball Club head coach, Morné Pienaar said teamwork aided them to a victory against Namibia Navy Netball Club during the MTC Namibia Netball Premier League (NNPL) in Kuisebmond on Saturday. Gobabis-based club Young African head coach Mali Ngarizemo says their tactics and a well-thought-out game plan was the determining factor in their 5-3 penalty shoot-out win against favourites Orlando Pirates during the MTC NFA Cup Round-of-32 clash on Saturday in Mariental. Mariental mayor Adam Kuhlmann says competitions such as the ongoing MTC NFA Cup are pivotal drivers of the local economy and if well executed, they go a long way in creating countless opportunities for traders in the informal sector of the country’s economy. The qualifiers for the 2022 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Africa Cup of Nations that were set to start next month, have been postponed to October this year. The announcement was made by CAF this week.