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NEW ERA | Thursday, December 7 2017 Haye’s rematch with Bellew set for May Page 22 Young Warriors squad for Cosafa named Page 23 SPORT Page 23 WBC comes clean on Otniel Hembapu Windhoek Following weeks of ambiguity around the actual status of middleweight boxer Lukas ‘De- opponent Craig Cunningham, held in Manchester, UK, last month, the cleared the air and set the record straight. of the UK vs Africa boxing series - when he defeated Cunningham in their highly entertaining middleweight showdown, which lasted 10 rounds. arms in the air when the referee announced a narrow points victory against the hometown boy, sealing Africa on the night. Prior to the middleweight champion, a title he won last year when he defeated compatriot Anthony Ogogo. What is what?... Lukas ‘Demolisher’ Ndafoluma and British opponent Craig Cunningham. as part of the UK vs Africa boxing scheduled to challenge Cunning- middleweight title, but a delay in mandatory 72-hour weight check procedure, as he had arrived late in the UK. As a result, and according to the two boxers to square off for a ceremonial international bout. Salute also later announced that rematch in February next year, for UK vs Africa series and that will - According to world renowned is currently ranked 71st in the global mibia, behind compatriot Walter Africa middleweight title. UK excursion, which saw him win ing fans, many local boxing pundits raised serious question marks vs Cuningham bout, with many sug- Others equally claimed that - mislead the nation. - this publication that the matchup be- was initially scheduled to be a eliminator – however, due to visa and it was resolved the two boxers “On behalf of myself and my committee, let me start by saying national 160 Lbs champion before promoters did not apply for the agreement between parties was that should Cunningham have Cunningham would have been a title defence to be held before the have defeated Cunningham, the via email. and there were no complaints after World Silver title because to my allowed this crown to be at stake. vacant and anybody who applies to ratings.” Stars, Tura Magic in crucial clash tonight Otniel Hembapu Windhoek Decisive clash... African Stars winger Edwin Korukuve (in red) and Tura Magic defender Robinson Iyambo in action during one of their league clashes. The two teams will again lock horns tonight at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 20h00. - there will be no room for schoolboy errors and that no stone will be left unturned when they confront league Currently the only unbeaten team after eleven rounds of matches, Stars kicked off their league campaign on a high note, topping league proceedings for the better part of equally consistent Magic recorded impressive victories coupled with salvaging draws to leapfrog Stars atop the league table. Magic currently tops the table with 28 points, closely followed by Stars in second place on 27 points serious decisive value as any potential winner could stand a good chance of provisionally creating a bit of breathing space at the top of the log. pivotal clash, Stars captain Uanivi with the required measure of prudence and lethality they deserve, because they have proven in recent outings they are not a team to be taken lightly. “Although there is not much pressure on us at the moment since us because, should we happen to only common sense that if you want to win the league, you have to beat all your closest rivals, and that basically means we have all the reasons veteran campaigner, when speaking well but partly slowed down due to minor injuries of some of our key players, which resulted in a few draws which saw us drop vital points, but we have managed to regroup as a team and had great talks with our fans will see a much rejuvenated Stars.”

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167