NSSU ready to host Cossasa Ball Games: Duiker


Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) national coordinator, Solly Duiker on Monday said they are ready to host this year?s Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa (Cossasa) Ball Games.

Namibia will host the games that will see countries like Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe compete from 22 to 26 August in eight sport codes.

Duiker confirmed that a delegation of participating countries will be in Namibia over the weekend to assess the country?s readiness in hosting the championship.

Luis Enrique named new Spain coach


Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was appointed Spain's new coach on Monday after previous incumbent Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup in what turned out to be a disappointing campaign.

"Luis Enrique's appointment as coach for the next two years was approved unanimously," Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish football federation, told reporters.

Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Venus Williams in action on Friday


Serena Williams has already shown glimpses of her best form at Wimbledon and will be hoping to extend her run with victory over Kristina Mladenovic in the third round on Friday.

The seven-time champion, 36, who returned in February after giving birth, is second on Centre Court.

Eight-time winner Roger Federer, 36, plays German Jan-Lennard Struff last on Centre in round three.

Five-time winner Venus Williams opens on Court One against Kiki Bertens.

Uutoni welcomes approval of National Sports Reward Policy


Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Erastus Uutoni has welcomed the approval of the National Sports Reward Policy by Cabinet.

Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Uutoni said the approval is a step in the right direction as the country now has a guiding tool that will help Namibia to award people in a formalised manner.

"We now need to commit ourselves as people by having proper systems in place which help to give us proper direction when it comes to rewarding our sporting heroes," he said.

Fredericks to get statue at Independence Stadium


Legendary sprinter Frank Fredericks will be honoured with a statue at the Independence Stadium in Olympia, Windhoek, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Stanley Simataa announced on Thursday.

Simataa said the decision to erect such a statue was taken at the ninth Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday in the capital.



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