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Meet the Welwitschias World Cup squad

As the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) approaches, Namibia has announced its squad to represent the nation in England.
The squad of 31 players will be led by Saracens loose-forward Jacques Burger as the captain.
This was revealed in a media statement issued by the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) yesterday following a four-day training camp in Durban, South Africa.
According to the statement 14 of the 31 players selected have previous Rugby World Cup experience.
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Ndaendapo retains IBF Junior Lightweight title

International Boxing Federation (IBF) Africa Junior Lightweight champion Abraham ‘Energy’ Ndaendapo retained his title by beating Tanzanian Mustafa Doto.
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Ozil's lack of selfishness costs him goals

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he can score more goals by being "a bit more selfish" but will continue to put the team ahead of any personal glory.
Ozil joined the Gunners two seasons ago for a club record fee of 42.5 million pounds ($65.9 million), making him the most expensive German player in football history.
The World Cup winner has since scored nine goals to go with 17 assists in 51 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.
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Japan coach Jones to step down after World Cup

The organisation said the 55-year-old Australian, who has been the Brave Blossoms' coach since 2012, will resign on November 1. His contract was due to expire this year.
The decision was approved by the group's board of directors, with Jones also to quit as the director of rugby at Japan's new Super Rugby side.
A new coach will be chosen after the World Cup starting next month, when Japan will accelerate their preparations to host the tournament in 2019.
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De Lange receives financial boost

Young Namibian cyclist Tristan de Lange has received financial assistance from the Namibian Cycling Federation (NCF) to participate in the Mountain Bike (MTB) World Championships.
The championships are scheduled to take place in Vallnord, Andorra, from August 31 to September 6.
The NCF contributed N$20 000 towards De Lange’s travel and accommodation expenses for the event. The national and African junior champion, who is in fourth place on the world junior rankings, will be accompanied by Aiden de Lange as team manager and Mannie Heymans as mechanic.
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Former football star raises awareness of Ugandan children

Former FC Barcelona striker and assistant coach of Netherlands Patrick Stephen Kluivert on Monday launched a programme with the UN children’s agency to raise awareness of vulnerable children in Uganda.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Uganda and FC Barcelona entered a collaboration to use football as a tool to bring hope to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children in need across Uganda.
Kluivert is in Uganda as part of the global UNICEF/FC Barcelona partnership.
UNICEF in a statement said sport has a unique power to attract, mobilise and inspire.
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New football season kicks off next month

Football enthusiasts will be in for another local football treat when the 2015/16 MTC Namibia Premier league (NPL) season gets under way next month.
Premier League Head of Marketing and Communications Cassius Moetie said the league will be launched on September 10 and kick-off will be on September 12.
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Ready for All-Africa Games despite limited funds

The Namibian athletics team is ready for the 50th All-Africa Games (AAG) to be hosted in Congo-Brazzaville from September 4 to 19 despite not having enough funds to prepare.
A team of 14 athletes, five women and nine men, will represent Namibia in athletics at the AAG.
There are 22 sport codes at the AAG but Namibia will only participate in nine, which are athletics, boxing, karate, swimming, tennis, table tennis, gymnastics, cycling and sports for the disabled.
The 2015 AAG will mark its return to Brazzaville, which hosted the first edition in 1965.
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All eyes on Naigambo this Sunday

Namibians will have their eyes on long-distance runner Beata Naigambo on Sunday as she competes in the women’s marathon at the 15th IAAF World Championships.
Naigambo qualified for the World Championships under way in Beijing, China, when she set a new personal best of 2:27:28 at the Hamburg Marathon.
This year might be different for the Namibian athlete, who managed to beat her personal best time of 2:27:54 set at the Dubai Marathon in 2013.
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Arsenal don't need more midfielders, says Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out signing a defensive midfielder before the transfer window shuts, saying he is happy with his options.
The Gunners have been criticised by pundits and some fans for not buying another holding midfielder to support Francis Coquelin, who broke into the first team last season after being recalled from a loan spell with second tier side Charlton Athletic.
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