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WINDHOEK – The Namibia Netball Association (NNA) has announced a strong squad for the upcoming Africa Netball World Cup qualifiers, with some of the country’s top netballers such as Jaumbuaije Bytjie Zauana, Vendjihonga Katjaimo, Anna Kaspar and Selma Bittler leading the pack. WINDHOEK – According to one of Britain’s leading online sports publications HITC Sport, English Championship club Blackburn Rovers are ready to offer Namibian-born defender Ryan Nyambe a new and much-improved contract. WINDHOEK – Namibian goalkeeper Virgil Vries displayed great maturity, calmness and resolve in his first competitive debut for South African giants Kaizer Chiefs as they smoothly sailed past a star-crossed Free State Stars FC to reach the MTN8 Cup semifinals on Saturday. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s veteran welterweight boxer Tyson Uushona failed to live up to earlier hypes and expectations when he was outpointed by homeboy Rico Mueller at the Erich Wünsch Hall in Brandenburg, Germany on Saturday. 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. 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. 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. WINDHOEK – Namibia’s senior football side, the Brave Warriors, dropped one place on the Fifa world rankings released yesterday, gliding from 116th place to 117. 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. WINDHOEK – Come tomorrow afternoon, Namibia’s senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, will be some 80-minutes away from securing their place at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, but only if they can manage to tame a pacey and resilient Kenya tomorrow at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek (16h00). WINDHOEK – The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), in the past labelled a toothless bulldog for failure to act on pressing matters with the required tenacity, this week finally displayed its might and valor when it summoned the leadership of the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) to address alleged racial discrimination against 14-year-old national team player Liya Herunga. WINDHOEK - The 8th edition of the Currie Cup First Division will officially kick off its 2018 season this weekend, with action spread across various venues including Windhoek’s Hage Geingob Stadium all the way to South the African towns of George, Robertson and Kempton Park. All four major sponsors of Namibia Rugby Ltd (Pty), a commercial and operational arm of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU), yesterday threatened to withdraw According to well-placed sources, Namibia’s reigning champions African Stars Football Club has appointed former Brave Warriors A battle-hardened Namibia U/20 rugby side will tomorrow look to continue and solidify their perfect start at the ongoing 2018 World Rugby U/20 Trophy in Bucharest, Romania, which saw the Namibian youngsters brushing aside host country Romania 55-26 in the opening match of the youth rugby showpiece on Wednesday. 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. 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. WINDHOEK – After recording two impressive victories in the opening matches of the ongoing 2018 World Rugby U/20 Trophy, it is back to the grinding stone for Namibia’s U/20 rugby team when they lock horns against Samoa today at Bucharest’s National Stadium in Romania. 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. WINDHOEK – Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti says Saturday’s 1-all draw against the enduring Chipolopolo of Zambia is not a ‘train smash’ situation, as Namibia still boast a good chance securing a seat at next year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON).