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Bank Windhoek has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the Namibian Enduro Club, with a total sponsorship of N$100,000 for the 2017 racing season. A portion of the sponsorship will be used as prize money in the various categories. This is the eighth consecutive year that Bank Windhoek has sponsored the series. Chairman of the Namibia Enduro Club, Günther Henle, said in a statement that the club is planning various challenging races around the country this year.

A female teacher in Lüderitz in the //Karas region is taking on the brutal man’s world of rugby. Aune Dennis, a teacher at Helene van Rhijn Primary School, is making those who think ladies cannot be rugby coaches, to think again.

Telecom Namibia will next month host the 30th edition of the Southern Africa inter-telecom games, the company announced this week. Teams from leading telecommunications companies in Southern Africa will come face-to-face in what is known as the BOLESWANASA Games.

Namibia Football Association (NFA) President, Frans Mbidi, says the Debmarine Namibia Cup round of 32 matches, will go ahead as planned next month, despite calls by the Namibia Premier League (NPL) to postpone the tournament. Last week, the NPL Interim Committee announced in a press statement that the league will finally start on 12 May, after months of uncertainty due to sponsorship problems.

Two-time Namibia Rugby Premier League (NRPL) winning coach, Johan Diergaardt, has denied any interest in coaching the men’s senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, for a second time. Diergaardt, 52, who is currently the University of Namibia (UNAM) rugby team coach, left the Welwitschias job six years ago, after falling-out with the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) management.

Brave Warriors striker, Peter Shalulile, who plays his club football for Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership in South Africa, says that he is slowly regaining his best form, which previously saw him being eyed by glamour clubs, Mamelodi Sundowns and SuperSport.

The University of Namibia (UNAM) main netball team were crowned the overall winners of this year’s Khomas Region Opening Season Tournament, played on Saturday, 19 March at the Khomasdal Netball Court in Windhoek.

The long-awaited fraud case involving Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB) Chairperson, Ellison Hijarunguru, and his co-accused, Albert Rickerts will proceed on 21 April at the Katutura Regional Court, after it was transferred from the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.

South Korean pastor, Kim Chang, is now coaching football in Windhoek’s informal settlements.

FNB Wanderers will only enter one team in this season’s Khomas Netball League (KNL) and not three teams as has been the case in the past seasons.

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