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New Era Newspaper Thursday February 8, 2018

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NEW ERA | Thursday, February 8 2018 Bach hails North, South Korea Page 21 Namibia to host AUSC Marathon for four years Page 23 SPORT yn Jones parts ways ith Namibian rugby …returns to Wales Otniel Hembapu Windhoek Welsh national Lyn Jones, who was in late 2016 appointed by the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) as head coach of the Namibian Currie Cup team for the competition’s 2017 campaign, is said to have severed ties with NRU. statement to that effect, reliable sources within the union revealed to New Era Sport that Jones is no longer head coach of the country’s Currie Cup squad after he vacated that seat late last year. Even though details around his unceremonious departure remain sketchy, New Era Sport understands that Jones was not entirely happy with the revised remuneration package offered to him by the union to continue mentoring the Currie Cup side – and thus he opted to severe ties and return to his native Wales. It was also recently reported by the Welsh media that Jones has since joined Welsh rugby side Neath RFC as a coaching consultant. Formerly head coach of Ospreys and Dragons in the Welsh Premier Division, at Neath RFC on February 19, with Neath believing they have pulled off a coup in luring back the man who still holds the record for winning the most silverware as a regional head coach, having guided the Ospreys to three trophies between 2003 and 2008. As a player, Jones played for Neath between 1983 and 1990 and returned as coach to guide them to the Heineken League title in 1995-96, working alongside director of rugby Darryl Jones. It is uncertain whether Gareth Llewellyn’s Bowing out… Lyn Jones is said to have parted ways with the Namibia Rugby Union. position as Neath head coach will be affected by Jones’s return. Neath are having the season from hell, not helped by a gruesome injury list that at one point saw Llewellyn turn up players in his squad. The club won only three out of 14 games when the Premiership was split along of the season, but injuries have continued to haunt them and they have started the 16-club section with two more defeats. T h r e e m o n t h s a g o , Llewellyn suggested Neath were battling the worst injury crisis he’d seen in 30 years in senior rugby, saying: “It has been horrendous”. –Additional info: www. Notice Namibia Premiership reigning champions Tigers FC would like to announce the contract termination of the following players as of 2 February 2018. We would like to thank each their service and wish them well in their future careers. The release of the players was necessitated by a bloated squad and efforts by the club to cut down on operational costs. Rough start…The Namibia senior women team yesterday lost its opening match at the ongoing FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup after suffering a 6-2 defeat at the hands of Czech Republic. The Namibian ladies were late yesterday expected to face Germany in their second match of the day. Namibia is in Pool B alongside Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, while Pool A consists of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Poland, USA and Switzerland. In the photo is Namibian captain Maggie Mengo seen in action against Czech Republic during yesterday’s clash. The players are as follows: 1. Charles G Wimmert 2. Dino Da Silva 3. Gerson Gaseb 4. David Hango 5. Joseph Kuugongelwa 6. Petrus Sakaria 7. David Shifela 8. Vaino Uugwanga

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