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New Era Newspaper Thursday February 1, 2018

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NEW ERA | Thursday, February 1 2018 Page 22 Newspaper Cup to feature netball Page 23 SPORT Page 22 bonanza launched Staff Reporter Windhoek The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy yesterday launched its annual independence boxing bonanza in the capital. This year’s bonanza is themed ‘The Legacy Fight’, which is in honour of Namibia’s three presidents – two past and one current. The bonanza, which celebrates Namibia’s 28th independence anniversary, will take place on March 20 at the Ramatex Hall in Windhoek. The event aims to celebrate and honour the legacies of former presidents Pohamba and current President Hage Geingob. Promoter Nestor Tobias said he is pleased to will celebrate Namibia’s 28th independence by way of boxing and distinctly honouring the legacy of Namibia’s statesmen who have paved the way to securing Namibia’s independence, preserving peace for economic freedom and emancipation. It’s on… dependence nanza was Photo: Sylvester Kandukira “We will have three WBO and three of our champions LEGACY FIGHT all defending their respective titles. This fight is massive for them because they are all world-rated boxers,” said Tobias. For the main bout, Walter Kautondokwa now rated No. 5 and still undefeated will take on Billy Godoy from Argentina in defence of his WBO Africa title, while Jeremiah Nakathila, now rated No. 6 by the WBO, will take on Patrick Okine from Ghana in defence of his WBO Africa junior lightweight title, and Mike Shonena now rated No. 15 by the WBO will defend his WBO Africa welterweight title against Idd Plalari from Tanzania.. VIP tickets sell for N0 while general tickets sell for N only. The boxing will be followed by live music performances by Namibia’s One Blood group with the popular song Warakata, and Destruction Boyz with the song Omunye. Wangu Gome joins Platinum Stars Windhoek Ac c o r d i n g t o South African media reports, Namibian international Wangu ‘Baptista’ Gome has sealed a deal with South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Platinum Stars, following his departure from Bidvest Wits last season. The 24-year old Gome spent two seasons on loan from Civics FC at Bidvest Wits in 2015/16 and 2016/17, and also turned out for the Brave Warriors at last year’s COSAFA Cup in Rustenburg, South Africa. During his two-season tenure at Wits, Gome made 10 appearances for the Clever Boys as Wits are known, and after parting ways with Wits, the diminutive box-to- became a free agent last year as he continued searching for greener pastures in the PSL. After leaving Wits, the Namibian admitted that he’d like to continue his career in the PSL, and he now looks set to get his wish at Stars as the club continues in its attempts to secure their status in the PSL this season. Following his performance at the 2015 Cosafa Cup, Bidvest Wits signed the young midfielder on a one-season loan. Originally on loan from Civics, Wits decided to extend his contract to long-term in 2016. with Wits was when they won the 2016 MTN 8 Cup. Gome won the 2015 Cosafa Cup Player of the Tournament award by being Namibia’s key player throughout the entire tournament.

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167