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Iipumbu and Haudano SSS winners of Old Mutual champs

Iipumbu Senior Secondary School (SSS) at Oshakati were the football champions of the 2014 Old Mutual Far North Championships that ended at the Oshakati Independence Stadium on Saturday. Iipumbu SSS (from the Oshana Region) took over from the Omusati Region-based Ashipala SSS that won the 2013 Old Mutual Far North Championships. The girls from Haudano SSS from the Omusati Region were crowned the champions in the netball competition of the 2014 championships, also on Saturday. Read more about Iipumbu and Haudano SSS winners of Old Mutual champs

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Hitman in best shape of life

Prominent boxing promoter Nelson Tobias yesterday stated that Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses is in the best shape of his life ahead of his WBO international lightweight title defence on October 4. The Namibian boxer is set to defend his title against Brazil’s Josenilson dos Santos and his promoter yesterday released a press statement confirming his boxer’s readiness. “The last time I saw him so sharp was between 2006 and 2009,” Tobias said. Read more about Hitman in best shape of life

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!Gontes dares peers to join athletics

The Navachab Half Marathon held in Karibib last weekend attracted a great deal of diverse runners. Apart from elite athletes, juniors, casual runners and veteran participants also took part in the race. But one thing they all had in common was a love for athletics and long distance running in particular. It is this love that keeps 44-year-old Sieglinde !Gontes going, Namibian Sun learnt when talking to the veteran runner after the race. “I enjoy running a lot and have done so since I was in pre-primary,” she said. Read more about !Gontes dares peers to join athletics

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All Blacks’ Cruden misses plane after boozy night

Flyhalf Aaron Cruden has expressed his “embarrassment” at being dropped from the All Blacks line-up after he missed the team’s flight to Argentina on Sunday following a drinking session. Cruden missed the assembly time for the All Blacks’ departure and was dropped by coach Steve Hansen for the team’s Rugby Championship tour matches against the Pumas and South Africa. He was also reprimanded by Hansen, who will likely pick Beauden Barrett to replace the 25-year-old for Saturday’s clash against Argentina in La Plata and the following week’s match against the Springboks. Read more about All Blacks’ Cruden misses plane after boozy night

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Injured Australia captain shakes up fitness regime

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the test squad as he races to be fit for the two-match series against Pakistan.
The 33-year-old blamed training directly after a long-haul flight for an injury to his left hamstring in Zimbabwe last month.
Clarke, who subsequently aggravated the injury in a one-day match against the African team, has already been ruled out of the ODI component of the Middle Eastern tour and remains a doubt to be fit for the first test in Dubai on October 22.
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'Three Rs' capture Hamilton's win

For a Singapore Grand Prix that began with confusion over self-censorship and concluded with Lewis Hamilton leading the standings, the race weekend can be summed up by using the 'Three Rs' -Radios, Rosberg and Reliability.The teams arrived in Singapore unsure of what engineers could or could not tell drivers over the radio after Formula One had rushed through a ban on race assistance following the last grand prix in Monza without going into a great deal of detail.
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Talented trio to experience Bok culture

The promising trio of Nizaam Carr, Seabelo Senatla and Lizo Gqoboka has been invited to join the Springboks squad for on and off-field sessions in Cape Town in the next three days, it was announced yesterday.
The Springboks started their preparations for the final two matches in the Rugby Championship in Cape Town yesterday morning.
"They are three promising young players we've identified and we'd like to expose them to the Springbok ethos while also having a look at what they can do in training," said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.
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Stars to dedicate Super Cup win to fans

African Stars will dedicate the 2014 Standard Bank Super Cup to their fans if they manage to beat Black Africa at the Sam Nujoma Stadium this coming Saturday.
This is the declaration made by African Stars captain Pat-Nevin Uanivi, who said that having won the Bidvest Namibia Cup back-to-back with two different coaches means they know how to win cup competitions.
“We still have the same group of players that have won the NFA Cup [aka Bidvest Namibia Cup] for the past two seasons,” he told nfa.org.na.
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Local archers to compete in Egypt

The Archery Association of Namibia (AAN) is sending four archers to compete at the African Championships in Luxor, Egypt between October 10-13.
The prestigious event will also include the second African Open International Tournament.
Namibia’s team will be headed by AAN president Frank Bockmühl.
The AAN will send some of its most promising archers, all of whom have qualified for the tournament through their respective rankings.
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Huge turnout for Navachab race

The Navachab Half Marathon, which was held in Karibib over the weekend, could become one of the popular long distance races in the country. Judging by the attendance, the race seems quite attractive for local athletes with almost 250 runners turning out for the event on Saturday. In the end, it was serial winners Uveni-Nawa Kuungongelwa and Alina Armas who took first spot in the senior men and women’s division of the race. Kuungongelwa said that even though the route caught him a little by surprise, he was delighted to have conquered his opponents. Read more about Huge turnout for Navachab race

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