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Mannetti happy despite loss

Namibia’s national football team coach, Ricardo Mannetti, is happy with the team’s performance in an international friendly against Ghana on Wednesday. The game was played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, where Namibia lost 0-1. Speaking to Nampa from Ghana yesterday morning, the coach said he was happy with the way players stood up against the Black Stars of Ghana. “I am not a coach who is easily impressed by what players do on the field but this time around, I have to give the boys 10 out of 10 because they really played a very good football game. Read more about Mannetti happy despite loss

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'Relaxed' Alonso returns for Malaysian GP

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he has "zero doubts and zero concerns" about returning to the car at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix after the pre-season testing crash that ruled him out of the Formula One season opener.
Alonso was passed fit for Sunday's race after undergoing more medical tests yesterday, and then faced a media conference to try to explain the mystery about his testing accident which resulted in a concussion and forced him to sit out the Australian Grand Prix.
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Win N$5 000

Win N$5 000 at the end of the Vodacom Cup matches played in Windhoek. After each match there will be an opportunity at the stadium to collect autographs of your Namibian rugby heroes. Once you have collected at least 15 autographs, a representative of Namibia Media Holdings will record your name and contact details upon presentation of your poster at the stadium. You will then be entered into the lucky draw competition. Winners will be announced in the Republikein, Namibian Sun and Allgemeine Zeitung after the Vodacom Cup matches played in Windhoek. Read more about Win N$5 000

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The selfie competition is back!

After a weeklong absence the selfie competition, which forms part of the campaign to promote Namibian rugby ahead of the World Cup, is back.
With our sponsors FNB Namibia, Land Rover, Windhoek Draught and MultiChoice Namibia, we will be giving away N$1 000 in cash prizes every week during the Vodacom Cup pool matches and an autographed Namibian rugby jersey at the end of the competition.
All you have to do is take a selfie with your cellphone with any of the national team players.
Send this selfie via WhatsApp to our NMH Rugby number 081 170 0090.
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Unam put unbeaten run on line against Rehoboth

Unam Rugby Club, who are unbeaten after two matches in the Rugby Premier League (RPL), will take on Rehoboth at the Rehoboth Rugby Stadium tomorrow.
This will be a crucial match for both teams as they attempt to move forward by garnering more points in the league.
Unam are on eight points – the same number of points as leaders Trustco United - but occupy second spot owing to an inferior points difference.
They are only clubs in the league who haven’t lost any matches so far this season.
Rehoboth lost both of their RPL matches to Reho Falcon and Western Suburbs. Read more about Unam put unbeaten run on line against Rehoboth

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FNB Welwitschias get back into swing

The FNB Welwitschias will return to Vodacom Cup action tonight when they host Down Touch Griffons at the Hage Geingob Stadium at 19:00.
The home team are still searching for their first win after defeats in their opening two matches.
They face a team who have played only one match in the competition so far. The Griffons lost that game 57-18 to Steval Pumas in the first weekend’s action.
But the occasion will be special for Morne Blom, who will start for the FNB Welwitschias tonight.
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Smith's golden summer keeps shining

Steve Smith was the man of the match and the man of all the crucial moments as Australia downed defending champions India by 95 runs to reach the World Cup final yesterday.
Smith slammed 105 off 93 balls for his first World Cup century and fourth ton in ODIs to continue his prolific batting form since his switch to No.3 in Australia's one-day team as his side piled up 328-7 at the SCG.
It was also his fifth century in seven games against India this season, taking his total to 921 runs.
In the field, his golden touch was also shining through.
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Kenya's Mutinda banned for doping

Joseph Mutinda, a Kenyan runner who trains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been banned for three years after admitting to doping, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Wednesday.
In a release from its Colorado headquarters, USADA said that Mutinda admitted the use of various banned performance enhancing drugs after twice testing positive for 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of an anabolic agent.
In the wake of the positive tests, 40-year-old Mutinda also admitted the use of blood-boosting hormone EPO and the diuretic furosemide, used as a masking agent.
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Khedira confirms Real Madrid exit

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira on Wednesday said he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season.
"There is nothing more to say than what I told the sports magazine (Kicker), when there's anything more, I'll say it," the 27-year-old said after captaining Germany to a 2-2 friendly draw with Australia in Kaiserslautern.
Having joined Real in 2010 from Stuttgart, Khedira won last season's Champions League with the Spanish giants and has been linked to Bundesliga side Schalke 04.
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Sport fixtures

Football
Bidvest Namibia Cup
Sam Nujoma Stadium
Saturday, March 28
15:00 African Stars v Young Chiefs
17:00 Eleven Arrows v Citizens

Sunday, March 29
15:00 Tigers v Unam FC
17:00 Orlando Pirates v Black Africa

Kasu Independence Cup
Khomasdal Field
Sunday, March 29
08:00 Okatjasorui XI v Otjimati
10:00 Txere-Txere v Fire Eyes Academy

Netball
Kasu Independence Cup
Khomasdal Field
Final
14:00 Truck Team v Eastern Swallows Read more about Sport fixtures

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