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Welwitschias want to finish on high note

The Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) has named the 23-man squad to play against Portugal at the University of Lisbon tomorrow. The match will be the Welwitschias’ final game of the Windhoek Draught Northern Hemisphere Tour, in which the team have played Canada and the French Barbarians too. The starting line-up shows four changes and a positional switch from the team that lost to Canada two weeks ago in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Read more about Welwitschias want to finish on high note

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Whistleblower: I'll be looking over my shoulder

A World Cup bidding whistleblower fears her treatment by FIFA will prevent people from coming forward with evidence as world football's governing body grapples with allegations of corruption.
Former Qatar bid worker Phaedra Al-Majid has complained to FIFA that her right to witness confidentiality in the bidding investigation was breached in an ethics report last week, claiming she was easily identifiable even though she wasn't named.
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Exciting conclusion to table tennis league

Exciting table-tennis action is expected this evening in Windhoek when the Namibian Table Tennis Association (NTTA) hosts the league finals at the Holy Cross Convent Primary School. The action will start at 19:00. A number of semi-final matches will take place, with the Rogl Souvenirs A-League pitting Ramon Hansen against Bjorn Wasielke. In the second semi-final in this division Reinolt Schurz will take on the highly rated Charles Cui Yunke. Read more about Exciting conclusion to table tennis league

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Ebola-ravaged Guinea qualifies

Ebola-ravaged Guinea joined Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana, Congo Brazzaville, and DR Congo in qualifying for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday but defending champions Nigeria crashed out.
As qualifying concluded the Nigerians were held to a 2-2 draw by already qualified South Africa on home turf in Uyo to finish out of contention in third in Group A.
Congo, 1-0 winners over Sudan, secured the runners-up berth, and their finals ticket.
The last spot was grabbed by the Democratic Republic of Congo as best third-placed side.
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Hamilton speeds to gold and glory

From anonymous middle England to a life of fabulous riches, a rock star girlfriend, a red private jet and the brink of a second Formula One world title.
Lewis Hamilton's journey from his humble roots to become Britain's most successful racing driver will enjoy another surge on Sunday if, as expected, he sees off the challenge of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the season-concluding race in Abu Dhabi.
Born on January 7, 1985, Hamilton never had any doubts about where his future desires would take him once his influential father Anthony brought him a remote-control car.
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Football Fixtures

Namibia Premier League
Friday, November 21
Independence Stadium
20:00 Citizens v Tigers

Saturday, November 22
Kuisebmond Stadium
13:30 Eleven Arrows v United Stars
16:00 Blue Waters v Julinho Sporting

Oscar Norich Stadium
15:00 Benfica v Mighty Gunners
Otavi Stadium
15:00 Touch & Go v Orlando Pirates

UNAM Rugby Stadium
15:00 Unam v Tura Magic

Independence Stadium
19:00 Black Africa v African Stars Read more about Football Fixtures

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Kaizen lay down early marker

Kaizen FC, who were promoted to the Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) this season, are leading the league ahead of this weekend’s matches.
The club, coached by James ‘Don-Don’ Britz, has picked up 10 points from four matches played.
They have scored seven goals and have yet to concede a single goal, which puts them at an advantage over Try Again, who also have 10 points but have conceded twice while only scoring five goals.
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KBF ready to host championship

The weigh-in for the Khomas Boxing Federation’s (KBF) inaugural annual boxing championship will take place this morning.
The fights will start at the After Care Centre in Grysblok, Katutura, at 14:00 today.
KBF has staged four amateur tournaments in the last four months as build-up to the championship, which will choose the boxers who will represent the Khomas Region at the national tournament.
The National Boxing Championship will take place in December.
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Clash of the Tura giants

The top two teams in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) are set to clash at the Independence Stadium at 19:00 on Saturday, with a place atop the standings at stake.
Black Africa, who have won the NPL for four consecutive seasons, are back on top but African Stars will be hoping to stop what seems to be a runaway train.
‘Starlile’ have been in impressive form since drawing their first match against Mighty Gunners 1-1.
Since then the team has won five out of five matches, scoring a massive 14 goals and conceding only once, to surge up the table.
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Germany, Portugal snatch wins

World champions Germany and Portugal sealed last-gasp 1-0 wins over Spain and Argentina respectively while England notched up a 3-1 victory over old foes Scotland in international friendly matches played on Tuesday.
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