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Mannetti aims for better FIFA ranking
Namibia’s new top-100 International Federation of Football Associations (Fifa) ranking shows that the team is doing something right, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has said.
Namibia moved from 118th position to 98th in the world rankings and from 45th place to 25th on the African ranking released by Fifa on Thursday.
Namibia’s all-time highest ranking was 68th in 1998.
The team has not been ranked in the top 100 since 2001. The closest it came was in July 2009 when it was ranked 101.
Bouwer banned from rugby for four years
Namibian national rugby player Arthur Christo Bouwer has been suspended from all rugby activities for four years after being found guilty of using a banned substance.
Bouwer, 26, provided an out-of-competition urine sample for testing on 15 June 2016 in Windhoek.
The test came out positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, also known as ‘oral Turinabol’, which is classified as an exogenous androgenic anabolic steroid on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2016 List of Prohibited Substances.
More Namibian boxers ranked in WBO rankings
Namibia has eight boxers in the top 15 positions of the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) rankings for November and they fall under the same stable.
South Africa has six, Nigeria three, and Ghana and Tanzania one boxer each.
Namibia’s top-rated boxer is Julius Indongo, who improved his rating from world number four to three. He is the WBO Africa Junior Welterweight champion.
Nakathila off to Russia to fight Chuprakov
Undefeated World Boxing (WBO) Africa Super Featherweight Champion Jeremiah “No Respect” Nakathila and his team left for Ekaterinburg, Russia on Monday for what he said is the biggest fight of his life so far.
Information made available by the Nestor Tobias Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy on Tuesday indicates that Nakathila was accompanied by Nestor Tobias, who is his promoter, and trainer Tobias Nashilongo.
Nakathila will fight Evgeny “Happy Gilmore” Chuprakov who is the current WBO European Champion for the vacant WBO Intercontinental Super Featherweight Title on Friday.
Namibia Sevens Rugby can improve: Booysen
Coach of the Namibia Rugby Sevens, Jurie Booysen said the game has potential to grow in leaps and bounds in Namibia because there is interest.
Speaking to Nampa on Saturday in Swakopmund where the Safland Rugby Sevens Tournament 2016 took place from Friday to Sunday, Booysen said there has always been a lot of interest in Sevens Rugby but it grew after the sport was incorporated into the 2016 Olympics.
He called on rugby authorities here to set up a Rugby Sevens league as a way of training players.
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