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IRB praises NRU leadership

Rescuing the ailing Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) and restoring it to something worth being proud of has earned the administrators praise from the code’s governing body. The International Rugby Board’s (IRB) regional manager, Jean-Luc Barthez visited the country earlier this year. In a report submitted to the IRB, Barthez stated that the NRU was in very good health and in a much better position than a couple of years ago. “Governance, administration and finances can be used as an example for many unions in the world,” Barthez said in his report. Read more about IRB praises NRU leadership

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Piercing Falcons' aura of invincibility

TN Mobile CAF African Women Championship finalists, Nigeria, who are due to take on Cameroon at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20:00 tomorrow, are strong favourites to win the tournament for the ninth time. Not only have they gone through the group stages with an unbeaten record, the Super Falcons have not lost to an opponent from the continent during the last two years. The last time the team lost to an African opponent was at the 2012 edition of this competition when they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to Cameroon in the third and fourth place off of that tournament. Read more about Piercing Falcons' aura of invincibility

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Rossi aims to cement second spot

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi is looking to take a major step towards securing second place in the world championship over teammate Jorge Lorenzo at the Malaysian MotoGP this weekend.
The Italian great is eight points clear of the Spaniard going into Sunday's penultimate race in Sepang following his win at Phillip Island, Australia, just a few days ago.
With Spanish sensation Marc Marquez crowned the championship winner earlier this month, second place is the best Rossi, 35, and Lorenzo, 27, could hope for.
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Suarez set for Barca debut

After 122 days Luis Suarez will be free to take part in a competitive match again and not just any game, but the biggest one in world football when Barcelona face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Much has changed since Suarez sunk his teeth into the shoulder of Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup back in June.
He was lambasted and ridiculed in equal measure by commentators the world over, handed a four-month ban from by FIFA as the bite was his third offence and changed clubs.
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Professionals taken with Corporate Challenge Relay

Some 520 career men and women braved the heat last Saturday to finish the 20km Bank Windhoek Corporate Challenge Relay, which took place at the Trustco United Sport Club in Olympia, Windhoek.
Making up 130 teams consisting of four persons, there were 32 teams more than last year.
Participants competed in the Men, Women, Mixed and Veterans categories, jogging and walking under the scorching sun in a bid to revitalise their mind and body while at the same time adopting a healthy lifestyle.
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Sharapova blows number one hopes

Maria Sharapova’s hopes of ending a year as world number one for the first time in her career faded dramatically yesterday when she crashed in straight sets to Petra Kvitova at the WTA Finals.
The Russian superstar needed a win to boost her chances of overtaking top-ranked Serena Williams but she blew up in spectacular fashion as Kvitova won 6-3, 6-2 in 75 minutes in Singapore.
It was the second upset in quick succession at the season finale after Simona Halep stunned Williams 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday, the 18-time Grand Slam-winner’s worst defeat in 16 years.
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First divisions to hold AGM over the weekend

The Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) and their counterparts from the North-East Stream (NEFD) will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) over the weekend.
With both streams aiming to start with league action on November 8, the weekend’s meeting will discuss how to go about that.
The meeting will also see the streams discussing the budget at the disposal of the two leagues.
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MTC promises exciting Sports Awards

All roads will lead to the Windhoek Country Club next Friday when the MTC NSC Sports Awards will celebrate and recognise Namibia’s sporting talents. A total of 16 awards will be handed out, which includes that of sportsman and women of the year for both able bodied and disabled athletes. The biggest category of the night will be the Sports Achiever, who will walk away with total prize money of N$200 000. This is the highest the prize money for that award has ever been. Read more about MTC promises exciting Sports Awards

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‘The Demolisher’ eyes national title

Lukas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma can’t wait to step into the ring next Saturday. That is because the fighter will be taking on Pohamba ‘The President’ Mandume for the super welterweight national title. The event, which is being promoted by Kinda Promotions, will see the duo clash in the headline bout of the boxing bonanza that will be staged at the Gate Way Centre in Khomasdal. “My fighter is in good condition,” said Joseph ‘Smokey’ Hilongwa, under whose stable Ndafoluma fights. Read more about ‘The Demolisher’ eyes national title

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More stars to be unearthed

Namibia’s Paralympics athletes will be competing in the inaugural National Championship from next Thursday at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek. Boasting 120 of the best athletes from eight regions, this marks a great step forward for Paralympics athletes and the code in general. Reflecting on the growth of sport among disabled athletes, local coach, Michael Hamukwaya said that while this shows that Paralympics Namibia is onto something, the credit must go to the athletes. Read more about More stars to be unearthed

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