Windhoek Observer

Visitors dominate Sam Nujoma half-marathon

WINDHOEK – Zimbabwean runner Lewis Masunda and South African Nolene Conrad won the Sam Nujoma Half-Marathon men’s and women’s categories in the capital on Sunday.
The 21-km race, originally planned to end at the Vegkop Stadium at the Windhoek High School, was moved to start and finish at the Sam Nujoma Stadium to allow more people to be part of the historic event.

Uushona’s big day doesn’t disappoint

NAMIBIA boxer Bethuel ‘Tyson’ Uushona feels excited about his victory over Isaac Hlatshwayo last weekend and looks forward to greater things to come.
Fighting at Ramatex on Saturday night Uushona found the going tough against Hlatshwayo, a three-time world champion, but won the fight on a unanimous points decision (119-109, 119-109, and 120-108).

U-19s battle for World Cup rugby spot

THE Namibia Rugby Under-19 team are preparing for the next month’s Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) Under-19 African Championship hosted by Zimbabwe
According to the President of the Namibia Rugby Union, Bradley Basson, the tournament that takes place from 23 August to 1 September will be crucial for Namibia.

Everyone deserves respect

THE judgement in the case of the three women claim’s of over N$1 million each in damages from the Government for having undergone forced sterilisations dominated the week’s headlines.
No one knows the final outcome yet, because the Government might still appeal the case.

Sympathy and compassion

We perhaps need to revise our thinking with regard to the so-called ‘Children of the Liberation Struggle’.

Maybe in the past we have appeared unsympathetic and harsh toward this rowdy and often unruly group of people.

However, new knowledge often brings better understanding and a new perspective on an issue.

Rogge gives Games organisers confidence

THE IOC president Jacques Rogge is not a man given to hyperbole. In fact, he has steadfastly refused to follow his predecessor Juan Antonio Samaranch by passing judgement on Olympic hosts.

In his interview with the BBC, Rogge said he would not be making an exception for London by calling their Games the greatest ever – no matter how well things go over the next three weeks.

A BLIND cricket commentator in Zimbabwe has an amazing talent that enables him to judge the power and direction of a shot – and he rarely makes mistakes.

When the ball hits the bat, the radio announcer exclaims that it’s sailing far. Dean Du Plessis’ acute sense of hearing and his eavesdropping on other commentators helps him overcome the fact that he is blind, producing a delivery so polished that most listeners are unaware that he can’t see.

Cricketers look good for U/19 World Cup

WITH just over two weeks left before the Namibia U19 squad departs for Brisbane, Australia to compete in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup; the team’s management are putting the final touches to the side’s preparations.

This included a full in-house camp, which began on Monday. All the players based outside of Namibia gathered in the capital for this final push.

They all worked on finalising and perfecting their individual skills while laying game plans at the four-day camp at the Wanderers in Windhoek.

The players attended a final farewell function at the Namibian Sports Commission on Thursday.

Punches set to fly at Ramatex

EVERYTHING is set for the biggest night in Namibian boxing as the country’s top boxers face a host of international boxers on Saturday at Ramatex.

The Nestor Tobias Fitness and Boxing Academy will host significant fights in what holds the prospect of being an exciting night of boxing.

Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda will take on William Prado of Argentina in a WBO bantamweight world title eliminator fight.

Paulus “The Hitman” Moses squares up against South Africa’s Cassius Baloyi in a WBO International lightweight fight.

Tyson Uushona will go toe to toe with another South African Isaac Hlatshwayo in a WBO Africa welterweight fight.

NSC ponders payoff for Mogane

inside sportsrusten27THE Namibia Sports Commission might resolve the dispute it has with its suspended chief administrator, Rusten Mogane, by paying him a financial settlement.

According to a source close to the Mogane matter, the Namibia Sport Commission might resolve the issue by paying Mogane a handsome gratuity if he agrees to walk away.

“It has not been an easy case to resolve and it has always been difficult to convene the right panel of people to take decisions, but the NSC has decided to prepare a severance package for him [Mogane],” the source said.

Contacted for comment, Mogane could not confirm that he is aware of any payout proposal.


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