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NEW ERA | Tuesday, March 6 2018 Firmino makes Liverpool feared again Page 20 How many times do I have to call out Joshua? – Wilder Page 21 SPORT Policy research can help develop sport - Namupala WINDHOEK Kautondokwa, Godoy exchange verbal jabs tniel Hembapu indhoek he hype and intensity around ‘The Legacy Fight’ boxing bonanza, which s slated for the Windhoek amatex Hall on March 20, as reached boiling point, with ndless verbal jabs and trash alking the trademark of the muchnticipated boxing jamboree. ther were Namibia’s WBO/IBF frica middleweight champion alter ‘The Executioner’ autondokwa and his Argentinian pponent Billi Godoy, with both oxers promising to do serious odily harm to each other when hey cross paths on March 20. Godoy, through his manager, esterday wasted little time in ignalling his intentions ahead f his journey to Namibia, with he South American cautioning autondokwa to start counting his ays in the ring as he (Godoy) will ome and put an end to it come “I have heard so much about alter, and it is time to bring the urtain down on his career. I am oming to destroy him in his own Ready to execute… Namibia’s WBO/IBF Africa middleweight champion Walter ‘The Executioner’ Kautondokwa will take on Argentina’s Billi Godoy on March 20 the Windhoek Ramatex Hall. by a knockout, just to teach him a good boxing lesson,” warned Godoy. Kautondokwa and Godoy’s ‘The Legacy Fight’ boxing bonanza, which celebrates Namibia’s 28th Independence anniversary. It will also honour the legacy of the country’s former and current presidents, which has seen the smooth and transparent transfer of power from founding president Sam Nujoma to the country’s second president overwhelmingly to current Head of State Hage Geingob. Responding to Godoy’s threats, a calm Kautondokwa – who will defend his WBO Africa middleweight title – said the Argentinian’s threats are nothing new to him as many others before came to Namibia beating their war drums but ended up returning bruised and wretched. “This boy Godoy has no respect threatening me in my own country. So, many of them have come here to say the same thing and I always refer them to my 94% knockout ratio. I take Godoy very seriously as an opponent, I am now rated No. 3 in the world by the WBO and a win might see me contend important to me and perhaps the so far. I promise the fans another win, and as for Godoy, I do my talking in the ring.” T h e 3 3 - y e a r - o l d undefeated Kautondokwa boasts an impressive record of 15 knockouts Godoy holds 36 wins, 17 knockouts and three losses. The Legacy Fight will also see three WBO Africa title c o n t e n t i o n s , WBO No. 5 Jeremiah ‘Lo Key’ Nakathila taking on Ghana’s Patrick Okine for the WBO Africa Jr lightweight title while WBO No. 14 Mike Shonena faces Idd Pialari of Tanzania for the WBO Africa welterweight crown. There will be 11 exciting undercards, which include Harry Simon Jr. General tickets sell for N while VIP tickets will go for N0. The opponent… Billi Godoy Policies should be put in place to encourage Namibians to participate in sport, sociology lecturer Ndeshi Namupala said on Friday. The University of Namibia lecturer was responding to a question on how the youth can use sport to better their lives, especially those who are not academically gifted, at the Namibia National Commission for Unesco (Natcom) annual general assembly. Namupala said while there are policies in place meant to cater for sport, it is not a priority when it comes to funding. “Sport has health and mental benefits. The achievement of any sporting personality helps create role models like Johanna Benson and the Brave Warriors. They have taken sport and made it their employment,” she said. She questioned how some of these policies were formulated, as they do not seem to be working for the development of sport. “We have school sport but it ends in is introduced and potential athletes are so as to harness and nurture talent,” she said, adding that such programmes should not cater for schools only, but for school leavers as well. Namupala further said research plays a big role in formulating these policies as it will help maximise their effectiveness, adding that sport is a form of education, hence the need to use its power and educate Namibians. “We have our champion boxer Paulus Moses, who does not express himself well in English. We can use him to inspire the youth to excel in sports. He has proven that you can excel without being formally educated.” Professor Marion Keim, who is the director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sport Science and Development at the University of Western Cape, echoed Namupala’s views saying that was the case with South Africa. Keim referred to Caster Semenya as someone who initially struggled to express herself in English, but is now studying for a sports management degree at one of the top universities in that country. The panel discussion took place under the theme ‘Sport as a vehicle for social transformation and development’. - Nampa

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