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22 SPORT Tuesday, March 6 2018 | NEW ERA Fighters, Bucks to contest //Kharas Debmarine Cup elimination final REHOBOTH Real Fighters Football Club and Atlanta Bucks will contest the //Kharas Second Division’s Debmarine Namibia Cup elimination on Saturday after their victories over Brazilie and Rush Up respectively. in Keetmanshoop on Sunday half between Real Fighters and Brazilie, who cancelled each being few and far between as the Fighters won the match 2-0. The teams came back reinvigorated in the second half and Real Fighters took the game to Brazilie, dictating matters in the middle of the park. against the run of play in the 63rd minute when Leandro Losper scored from outside the box to make the score 1-0. Both teams showed signs of fatigue in the latter stages of the half, settling for long distance efforts. Fighters however caught Brazilie FC on the counter and scored their second goal two minutes from normal time through the boot of Johannes Meyer. coastal stream played in Lüderitz on Sunday, Atlanta Bucks won 4-0 against Rush Up to set up a date with Real Fighters for the regional play-offs to try and qualify for the last 32 of the competition. The //Kharas Region’s league administrator, Colin Motinga, said yesterday that the games went well since all matches started on time. “I have to give credit to the teams for their organisation in ensuring the games started on time. We are happy with how things went. Congratulations to The Debmarine Namibia Cup, the country’s biggest cup competition, kicked off across the country last weekend and will second divisions battling it out for places in the competition’s round of 32. – Nampa Sports stakeholders should act instead of just talk – professor Professor Marion Keim WINDHOEK Namibian sports stakeholders should start acting, rather than just hold discussions on various sporting issues, a South African sports expert says. director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Science and Development at the University of the Western Cape, said that at the end of apartheid South Africa faced similar problems, if not more, and they managed to deal with them by acting instead of just discussing and coming up with solutions without implementing them. “Implementing these solutions has helped South Africa deal with poverty and crime, amongst others. Sport is a universal language which helps bring people together. It allows participants to learn the ideals of teamwork and tolerance while promoting Keim was speaking here on Friday at the Namibia National Commission for Unesco (Natcom) annual general assembly. The event was held under the theme ‘Sport as a vehicle for social transformation and development’. Keim said that sport has to be seen as a fundamental right for everyone, adding that the United Nations is turning more to the world of sport for help in its work of peace and efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In a speech read on her behalf, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Itah Kandjii-Murangi, who is the chairperson of Natcom, said sport is an essential enabler for understanding contemporary social transformation and ensuring peace and development in many sectors of society. “National policies can leverage sport to make progress towards the sustainable development agenda. Quality sport does not only deliver the 2030 Agenda, it also Kandjii-Murangi applauded the United Organisation (Unesco) for promoting sport for social transformation, peace and development. – Nampa

Tuesday, March 6 2018| NEW ERA SPORT 23 NPL clubs unhappy with match officials’ decisions “I don’t have a problem with teams that complain but at least they constitution, and we will then be able to deal with them accordingly.” – NFA referee coordinator Absalom Goseb NFA secretary-general Barry Rukoro Rukoro leads NFA team to CAF Women’s football symposium WINDHOEK R unhappiness with decisions made by Namibia on Saturday. Speaking to Nampa yesterday, he said which cost teams points. “On Saturday, we were supposed to be match gave a penalty against us, which is Shapi said it is clear that either match He also stated that the Namibia Football them up. as Woody Jacobs (Tigers), Ivan Namaseb Stars) have made similar complaints about coordinator Absalom Goseb said he has heard or in the match reports. “I don’t have a problem with teams that complain but at least they should come [and] errors, but there are assessors placed at every game who advise them when they have made “In Namibia, we are running an amateur league, but most teams here are trying to in the last year that he has been at the NFA they receive. Football Associations, which now only give – Nampa WINDHOEK Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary-General, Barry Rukoro, is leading the Namibian Women’s Football Symposium in Marrakech, Morocco, which started yesterday and runs until Wednesday. Rukoro is accompanied by Titus Kunamuene and Jacky Gertze as NFA representatives, while the NFA Women’s Desk General Manager, Jacqui Shipanga, is also attending as delegate. According to a media release availed to Nampa yesterday, the symposium, which takes place under the theme ‘Raising Our Game’, is expected to chart a new various stakeholders expected to exchange ideas and knowledge towards raising the standard. Each member association is represented by three delegates. There is also representation Fatma Samoura, among others, will attend the plenary session. working groups to brainstorm on specialised topics within the working groups will then be Nampa Under the scope… Clubs in the Namibia Premier League has expressed dismay over the standard of local referees.

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