The jack is finally out!!! All work and no play certainly makes Jack and Jill a dull couple.
In what could arguably be declared and rightly so, as the best well-kept secret in sporting circles, news reaching our crew is that Namibia’s most recognizable female athlete is to exchange her sports gear for a wedding gown, albeit temporarily.
New Era Sport has established that the country’s leading netballer, one Jatjinda ‘Toetsie’ Kambatuku, is to tie the knot with her lanky secret beau, whom she tried by all means to keep out of the limelight.
The old saying of keeping it in the family falls nicely into this reportedly hot romance. After all, the groom-to-be needs no introduction in the domestic sporting arena.
Her beau is the brother of the football crazy Tjihero siblings Albert, Jamanuka, Bimbo and Tjimbatu, whose sisters Pahee and Kapena also played netball in the country’s topflight league.
The tallish light-skinned slender he-man is also the brother-in-law of football legend Oscar ‘Silver Fox’ Mengo and cousin to former Liverpool FC flying left-winger Chicken Kaengurova.
As if this is not enough, he is the uncle of Namibia’s most valuable female hockey player Maggy Mengo, a former member of the national senior netball team.
Our mole reveals that former Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) manager of marketing Alex Tjihero, better known as ‘Jappy’ amongst his circle of friends, is the studmuffin that has managed to wangle his way into the heart of the gorgeous cat-footed lass whose good looks can be easily mistaken for those of a movie star.
Approached for comment, the gorgeous would-be bride would not confirm nor deny the rumour that has been spreading like wild fire of late in who’s who circles.
To spike matters, the athlete has been seen in one of her postings on social platforms sporting a diamond engagement ri ng on her finger, which partly confirms that wedding bells are about to ring soon.
Reliable sources close to the couple let it slip that the wedding reception is slated for early November in the Aminuis District, Omaheke Region.