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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Skorpion Zinc Women Super League is set to kick off in October this year, league chairperson Jackie Gertze said. The Bank Windhoek indoor hockey action once again took centre stage over the weekend and exhilarating hockey action was the order of the day at the DTS courts. The Africa Union Sports Council Region 5 (AUSC) darts tournament has been called off indefinitely as a result of the widespread Covid-19 pandemic. The play-offs for the much-anticipated MTC Netball Premier League are set for October and November this year, which will see 11 regions battling it out for the remaining six spots in the newly established topflight league. The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and the Namibia National Olympics Committee (NNOC) yesterday jointly resolved to forcefully cease the powers and privileges of the Namibia Gymnastics Federation (NGF) executive board, and placed the embattled federation under a special regime for the next four months. The 17th edition of the Namibia Annual Sports Awards (NASA), which were initially scheduled for end of October 2020, have been postponed to October next year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) officially announced yesterday. Following announcements that the 2020 edition of the Namibia Annual Sports Awards (NASA) has been postponed to next year, various athletes and sport administrators have come forth to weigh the decision of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC). The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) announced it has cancelled all activities for this year due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic. After hosting a string of successful tournaments since the return of contact sports, Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) will again be back with another exciting junior tournament next month. Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) development officer Malakia Matias says the recent International Basketball Federation (FIBA) online courses offered between May and July exceeded all expectations and offered fresh insights on the game. The Okamatapati Horse Racing Club, which was set to host the third horse racing event for the year this coming weekend at the Okamatapati settlement in the Otjozondjupa region, has cancelled the race as a result of the raging Covid-19 pandemic. President Hage Geingob’s announcement that the entire country will be migrating back to stage 3 of the government’s Covid-19 response plan until 28 August, with special restrictions for Erongo and Khomas, the MTC HopSol Youth Soccer League has followed suit and called off all their fixtures scheduled for this month. Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday said he would assemble a mixture of home and foreign-based players in preparation of next month’s international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. Action in the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) returns this weekend with a junior tournament in the capital, which will mark the return of local tennis action after a month of inactivity due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Skorpion Zinc Women Super League, which was initially scheduled to start next month, has now been postponed to February next year, league chairperson Jackie Gertze said. Namibian football great Robert Nauseb was yesterday officially confirmed as the new Brave Warriors assistant coach and will replace Woody Jacobs, who recently resigned from that position a few weeks ago. Thrilling tennis action was on full display over the weekend when the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) junior tournament sprung to life in the capital, with various local youngsters battling it out for top honours. Brave Warriors interim coach Bobby Samaria yesterday called up a 35-man training squad, comprising local players, in preparation for the upcoming Cosafa Cup and the African Nations Championship (Chan) tournaments. Namibia’s local and foreign-based footballers yesterday joined voices in calling for the immediate return of topflight football in the country, saying the inactivity of football has left hundreds of players stranded and without income. The Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) will this weekend host its third senior tournament for the year, with action starting today at the Central Tennis Club, Namibian Police Courts and SKW courts in the capital.