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New Era Newspaper Thursday April 26, 2018

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NEW ERA | Thursday, April 26 2018 Salah threatens Ronaldo-Messi grip Page 22 SPORT Indoor Hockey Premier League an all-Saints affair Page 23 SPORT Neymar Jr Five tourney launched in Namibia Off the ground… From left, Simon Mundandala, Omulunga Radio; Jacquiline Pack, Bank Windhoek; Harald Fulle, BKK Sports; Nico Mwiya, NBC; Wieland Klinger, BKK Sports; Kaycee Butsch, Fresh FM; Whilzahn Gelderbloom, Radio Wave; Collin Benjamin, BKK Sports and Nadja Geiger, RedBull during the launch yesterday. Photo: Contributed ment, known as the Neymar Jr Five, was launched in Windhoek yesterday. The tournament itself will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 21st of July. Before that, Namibia will hold three legs culminating select a representative for Namibia. each of the venues in Swakopmund, Oshakati and Windhoek, where 16 which will be played on the 16th of June at Katutura’s UN Plaza. The rules are simple: - Register a team of a maximum of 7 players for N0.00 - Each player in the allowed age but 2 over-age players are allowed - No goalkeeper - When your team concedes a goal they lose a player for every goal there is a draw, then the encounter goes straight to penalties. There are no gender limitations and mixed teams can enter as well as all-male or all-female teams, but they will play against whoever is in their group. Collin Benjamin and Harald Fuelle will be spearheading the logistics of the competition locally. The grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Brazil to play against Neymar Junior and his team in the been growing in leaps and bounds, with teams growing from 53 teams last year to 62 teams this year. Teams can enter using the competition’s website www.ney- and take a picture to then send it via Whatsapp. Entries via email are also welcome. will get a further opportunity to spend a week in France, Paris where Neymar plays for Paris St. Germain and see how he goes about his daily routine. NBC will – NBC Sports Lions don’t lose fights against dogs, Simon tells Meroro Otniel Hembapu Windhoek Drawing inspiration from an old African adage that says a lion, even when it is old, dog, Namibia’s former multiple world champion Harry ‘The Terminator’ Simon yesterday warned his opponent Vikapita ‘BeastMaster’ Meroro to expect nothing clash in June. As per the traditional trash-talking of boxing, Simon at yesterday’s conference compared Meroro to a small dog that harbours ambitions of wanting to defeat a lion, referencing the lion part to himself. - nally set to square off in a Namibians have been waiting for” on June 30 at the spacious Ramatex Hall in announced in Windhoek yesterday at a well-attended press conference. African saying that states that a lion, even if it is old, to warn Meroro to expect He (Meroro) keeps calling ished and will do nothing be warned that lions don’t undefeated,” cautioned the veteran pugilist, very much to the approval of those in attendance. On his part, an equally upbeat Meroro maintained to be our great champion but his time is up now and fall on the night but that somebody will not be me.” the past, he knows it very well. This is more than just a - for me,” Meroro shot back. During the signing, Simon’s Onkugo Promotions handed over a cheque of N,000 as training fee for Meroro, to help prepare also help him maintain a perfect balanced diet while preparing. Simon boasts an impressive professional undefeated Harry ‘The Terminator’ Simon and Vikapita ‘BeastMaster’ Meroro face off during yesterday’s press conference in the capital. Photo: Emmency Nuukala 21 came by way of knockout, while Vikapita Meroro has a 14 of which came by way of knockout and 7 losses and 3 of those he was knocked down. Wetu Trading, which will be responsible for most of the costs and 3D Dimension that will be responsible for all promotional materials. During the same event, a representative of Wetu said: about by so many people and it has never happened, Wetu Trading wants to make it happen to settle the debate once and for all.” go on sale on May 3 and will cost N0 for ordinary tables are also available for N,000 for a table of 10 but these tables are limited. All tickets will be sold by Computicket except those

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