• 29
  • Jul

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.

  • 23
  • Jul

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.

  • 27
  • Jul

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.

  • 23
  • Jul

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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