22 SPORT Thursday, February 1 2018 | NEW ERA New home… Arsenal has confirmed the signing of Pierre-Emerick A u b a m e y a n g f ro m Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee, understood to be £60m. Aubameyang signs for Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for a record fee for the Gunners, a reported £60 million, from Bundesliga The 28-year-old Gabon striker, who has scored 141 goals for Aubameyang’s arrival is likely to lead to the departure of “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined us from Borussia The club described him as “one of the world’s most highly- “That works out at an average of 96 minutes per goal or Supersport.com Tomic unlikely to play for Australia again Controversial Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic is unlikely to play for his country again in Australia host Germany in the World Group in Brisbane, with Tomic not included after a form slump has seen his ranking drop to 168th in the Tuesday when asked if Tomic might return to the “For me, he’s made some mistakes and it’ll be a main draw of this month’s Australian Open after when asked what he was going to do after failing wanted to play the Australian Open and tried to television show in South Africa, Tomic had said “With the team camaraderie we have at the moment, it’s as good as I’ve been a part of for a long “Last year we were close to hosting France in a Supersport.com Not impressed… Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic has accused Tennis Australia of corruption.
Thursday, February 1 2018 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 Newspaper Cup to feature netball WINDHOEK The Namibian Newspaper time, this year feature netball. Netball Namibia (NN) announced that all 14 regions have been advised to select 12 players who will participate in the tournament, which takes place in Katima Mulilo over the Easter Weekend. “Players must be born on or before 31 December 1999,” the statement which is signed by NN President Lydia Mutenda identity document or passport with two colour photos will be required. NN, which is recognised by Africa Netball and the International Netball Board, has also scheduled various other activities to run concurrently with the games. These include a general meeting, an umpires’ workshop, coaching clinic and team managers meeting on 29 March 2018. The netball tournament, which is supported by Nedbank Namibia, will see the winning region walk away with and 17 gold medals, while the runners up will win N,500 and 17 silver medals. will walk away with N,250 and 17 medals, while the fourth team will receive N,125. Speaking to Nampa telephonically, NN General Secre- that netball will be part of this year’s tournament, saying it was a long overdue development. Netball was supposed to feature in last year’s tournament of the agreement, that could not happen. “It is a very important development because this is grassroots development. We always On board… For 2018 Namibian Newspaper Cup will feature netball. had a problem with integration from junior to senior level. Now we have an opportunity to keep the players engaged after they are done with school,” Nerongo said.She added that they will use the tournament to pre-select players who will participate in the World Cup Youth Cup scheduled for Fiji in 2021. –Nampa Targeting bull’s eye… After the long December holidays, Keetmanshoop Private School (KPS), situated in the //Kharas Region in southern Namibia, kicked off 2018 with a bang. KPS recently hosted a NASP archery shoot. After almost cancelling the shoot due to the lack of entries, ed and entries started pouring in as 78 archers from 11 different schools entered. Even the hot climate didn’t scare off the archers – one by one all the arrows hit the targets and big scores were reached at the end of the shoot.