Otjozondjupa ready to defend title at Newspaper Cup


Defending champions and three time winners of The Namibian Newspaper Cup, Otjozondjupa Region on Tuesday announced their 20 players and technical team for this year's tournament.

The 18th edition of the youth tournament will be held in Katima Mulilo from 30 March to 02 April and for the first time, includes a netball category.

Otjozondjupa team manager Rudolf Hipona told Nampa on Wednesday, although the rain halted their preparations for a day, the team's plans are on track for them to defend the title they won last year.

Katie Brennan: Australia's AFL accused of gender discrimination


The captain of an Australian rules football team has launched a high-profile gender discrimination complaint after she was banned from playing in her league's biggest match.

Katie Brennan was suspended from the Australian Football League Women's (AFLW) over a rough tackle.

A similar offence in the men's league would attract a fine, not a suspension.

Brennan has taken her case to the Australian Human Rights Commission. League officials have denied sexism.

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Pirates, Magic win as Tigers is held


Orlando Pirates and Tura Magic registered morale-boosting victories at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday following a run of poor results in the Namibia Premier League.

Pirates beat Chief Santos 3-1 in the first match of the triple header, which was followed by an exciting goalless draw between defending champions, Tigers, and Blue Waters.

Tura Magic finished the day on a high after beating a spirited Eleven Arrows 2-0.

Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32 fixtures drawn


The draw for the Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32 on Thursday pitted some "smaller" teams against elite teams.

The competition that is run by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) started with elimination round matches in February before moving to Round 32 in March.

The much-anticipated draw for one of Namibia?s most lucrative cup competitions took place in Windhoek, with the competition scheduled to be played in Tsumeb, Windhoek, Mariental, Walvis Bay and Gobabis on 24 and 25 March 2018.

Otjozondjupa amateur boxers training hard for regional trials


Under-20 amateur boxers in the Otjozondjupa Region are training hard to prepare for their regional trials taking place at Otjiwarongo later this month.

Chairperson of the Otjozondjupa Regional Boxing Federation, Onesmus Kalipi said in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday 35 boxers, four from Otavi, 10 from Okahandja, six from Okakarara and 15 from Otjiwarongo - are expected to compete in the trials on 21 and 22 March.

"The trials will select the 10 best amateur boxers to compete at national level in Windhoek from 12 to 16 May," said Kalipi.

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