Namibian rugby youngster Ludick signs for Merthyr RFC

Namibian rugby youngster Ludick signs for Merthyr RFC

OTNIEL HEEMBAPU __________________ Highly-rated Namibian rugby youngster Ruan Ludick has joined Welsh outfit Merthyr RFC on a two-year contract, the principality premiership contenders announced recently. The 22-year old Namibian rugby sensation have represented Namibia in four Tests and have also played in the South African domestic Currie Cup. Ludick, who is a fearless lock, was […]

Let 2016 serve as a serious lesson

Let 2016 serve as a serious lesson

Not just for football leaders – who were widely castigated by the entire nation for failing the game on almost all accounts – but the entire sport fraternity should take 2016 as the year to draw massive lessons and inspiration from and it should equally be a year that will help guide us in mapping […]

Desert Dash this weekend

Staff Reporter ________________ Windhoek – The FNB VETS team for this year’s Desert Dash, comprising of the quartet of Stefan Bohlke, Eleanor Grassow, Hans du Toit and Ian Grassow is gearing up to ruffle feathers, when the race gets underway this weekend The quartet came out tops in the veterans’ category at Otjihavera. Event principal […]

Britz, Mbakera received DFB coaching certificates

Staff Reporter ________________ Windhoek – Earlier this week, the Cultural Officer of the German Embassy, Ullrich Kinne, handed over coaching certificates from the German Football Association (DFB) to two Namibian coaches James Britz and Mervin Mbakera. Britz is head coach of the Under 20 women’s national team while Mbakera is in charge of the Under […]

Let’s make Athletics Namibia (AN) great again

Let’s make Athletics Namibia (AN) great again

Let me first and foremost congratulate the newly-elected leadership of Athletics Namibia (AN), the country’s athletics presiding authority and one Namibia’s most important sports federations. Having extended my warm greetings to AN’s new president Erwin Naimwaka and his entire team, let me also further use this opportunity to wish you (the entire leadership team) much […]

Thrilling boxing action slated for Outapi

Staff Reporter ________________ Come December 17, the northern town of Outapi will a hive of activities when the Warriors Boxing Promotion in conjunction with 21 Brigade Boxing Club host the much-anticipated boxing tourney at the Olufuko Cultural Centre. The tournament, which was officially launched in Windhoek recently, will mostly feature boxers from both camps and […]

Question marks over Jones’ appointment …claims Welshman does not meet requirements

Question marks over Jones’ appointment …claims Welshman does not meet requirements

CARLOS KAMBAEKWA ____________________ Murmurs of discontent can be heard crystal clear in the corridors of domestic rugby over the questionable appointment of national Currie Cup team head coach Lyn Jones by the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU). Apart from his impressive resume, having coached in various top leagues and established rugby-playing nations, Jones’ detractors say the […]

Youth netballers ready to ruffle feathers at regional tourney

Youth netballers ready to ruffle feathers at regional tourney

CARLOS KAMBAEKWA ____________________ Namibia will send an Under-19 netball team to the biannual AUSC Region Five Under-20 Youth Ball Games to be hosted by Angola in Luanda, next week. The team has assembled in the capital and has been hard with extensive training sessions under the watchful eye of title-winning coach Suzette Burden. The squad […]

My Candid View: Boxing Board should leave politics to politicians

My Candid View: Boxing Board should leave politics to politicians

With an eagle eye, I have for the past few months been following developments at the office of the Namibia Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NBWCB), especially the daily maneuverings of the newly installed board members and I have to state that I’m highly disappointed with the way they conduct themselves. Before I’m accused of […]

Toe to toe with Stigga Ketjijere…Warriors skipper clears the air over decision to come home

Toe to toe with Stigga Ketjijere…Warriors skipper clears the air over decision to come home

Carlos Kambaekwa ____________________ Brave Warriors inspirational skipper Ronald “Stigga” Ketjiejere (RK) , urges fellow footballers to make wise investments if they are to have something to fall back on upon retirement. The 28-year old midfield kingpin surprised friend and foe when he returned from a four rollercoaster stint with the University of Pretoria AMATUKS in […]

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