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Indongo to headline Nestor's Independence Day boxing bonanza

One of the fastest rising boxers from the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy is to get his time in the limelight.
It was announced yesterday that Julius ‘Blue Machine’ Indongo will headline a boxing bonanza on March 19.
Indongo remains unbeaten after 18 fights and is the defending WBO Africa junior welterweight champion.
He will put his title on the line against Allan Kamote from Tanzania over 12 rounds.
The Tanzanian comes in as the more experienced fighter with a record of 38 fights, 26 wins, eight losses and four draws.
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Narib's search for improvement

Namibia’s leading 400m runner, Ernst Narib, has vowed to go the extra mile to ensure he improves his time with a view to qualifying for this year’s Olympic Games, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Narib’s personal best is currently 46.17 seconds (set in Potchefstroom, SA, in 2014) and he would need to record a time of 45.40 to qualify for the global athletics spectacle.
That is a difference of 0.77 seconds and to an athletics novice that would sound incredibly easy to reach.
But Narib explains that reaching that mark is quite difficult.
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Our problem is taking chances - Ochurub

The coach of Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Citizens Football Club, George Ochurub, says his team will avoid relegation if they “start taking their chances” on the football field.
Citizens lost both their Round 18 and 19 matches that were played in the capital over the weekend.
They lost 2-1 against Tura Magic on Saturday and on Sunday lost with the same score margin against Unam. Citizens are the only team that hasn’t won a game since the start of the second leg of the 2015/16 NPL season on January 23.
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Gladiators start preparations for Zambia clash

The Brave Gladiators are getting ready to play Zambia in the 2016 CAF Women Cup of Nations Cameroon Qualifiers.
The team has been boosted by the addition of new faces which include V-Power Angels’ Sara Anstino and Unam Bokkies’ Elina Uulumbu, who have both been making a name for themselves in the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super League.
Brave Gladiators coach Jacqui Shipanga last week started preparation for the all-important away first-leg, first-round match in Zambia on March 5.
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~No quick fix to crisis, says IAAF chief Coe

Beleaguered world athletics boss Sebastian Coe admitted yesterday there would be no quick fix as he battles to restore public trust in the crisis-hit sport.
But the 59-year-old Briton, on a visit to Japan in his capacity as chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), promised to “deliver a clean platform for clean athletes”.
“I’m sure that the changes that I have in train will be, in large part, in place by end of this year,” said Coe, whose first five months in charge of the sport’s governing IAAF have been plagued by doping and corruption scandals.
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Floodlights are functional: CoW

Although the Namibia Premier League still cannot host matches at night due to the floodlights, the City of Windhoek (CoW) claims to have repaired them all.
Responding to questions sent to CoW by Sport Wrap, Manager for Corporate Communications Joshua Amukugo said as per an internal office administration communiqué the lights were repaired and are in full working condition.
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A buck to train: Nenkavu

Born and bred in Ongwediva, Tigers FC Benyamin “Kagau” Nenkavu says paying a dollar to get some football skills at Ongwediva Academy is paying off.
In an interview with Sport Wrap Nenkavu said although he tried playing other sport, football turned out to be his favourite.
He said while growing up the 22-year-old Ingweinyama player took part in athletics, cricket as well as football.
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Namibians in Jamaica geared for Rio

Namibians in Jamaica want to revive the yesteryear of Frank Fredericks at the Olympics, and have now already started training to snap a spot at this year’s Olympic Games.
Coach Letu Hamhola briefed Sport Wrap about the plans of Namibian athletes in Jamaica, as they still have to qualify for Rio 2016.
With less than eight months before world-class athletes meet in Brazil, Namibian able-bodied athletes still have not qualified and will have to work extra hard in the remaining months.
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India guns down brave Namibia

Namibia's Under-19 Cricket team faced India in the quarter final of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup on Saturday, but the team was unable to successfully chase the 349 runs set by India and lost by 197 runs.
Namibia had lost eight wickets in its pursuit of 350 against India in the ICC Under-19 World Cup quarterfinal clash at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah when suddenly the press box came alive.
Rishabh Pant scored a 96-ball 111 on the flattest pitch he has played on in the tournament and took India to 349 for 6.
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Great volleyball spectacle at DTS

The 33rd edition of the DTS Volleyball for All, which is sponsored by Windhoek Draught, was largely a great spectacle with participants fully engaging themselves in the action.
With about 216 teams taking part in the mixed and 24 sides in the men’s division, the DTS sport field in Olympia was a hive of activity.
In the end, Nasria Spikers claimed the honours in the men’s competition while Juxta Team were crowned champions in the mixed division.
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