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New Era Newspaper Wednesday April 18, 2018

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22 SPORT Wednesday, April 18 2018 | NEW ERA National First Divisions’ commencement again in limbo … lack of funds persists Otniel Hembapu Windhoek The three streams National First Divisions comprising of the North East First Division (NEFD), North West First Division (NWFD) and Southern First Division, initially scheduled to kick-start their league activities last weekend, are again in a quandary. Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) chairperson Kenneth Gaoseb yesterday informed New Era Sport that they were forced to put on ice their plans of starting activities in all three streams last weekend due to a string of misunderstandings. Gaoseb said the Namibia Football Association (NFA) had in principle promised to advance at least N million which was to be divided between all three streams to bankroll all logistics in the opening rounds of matches but the association later backtracked on that resolution and instead wanted to rather avail N0,000 per stream to cater for their “We refused to accept N0,000 per stream because it will not even be enough to cater the teams for more than four matches. I mean we have stadiums and referees to pay as well as cater for the travel of various clubs – what do we even do with N0 000 per stream? So on that basis, myself and my other colleagues from the NESFD and NWSFD refused to be part of such an agreement and thus we collectively resolved to cancel the start of the leagues. I even recently tive to inform them of our position and what should be done going forward,” said Gaoseb, who added the NFA and Namibia Premier League (NPL) should jointly at least avail N million for the start of their activities. Touching on the envisaged format of how the various streams will go about conducting their matches, Gaoseb said should funds be availed on time, each stream which consists of 12 teams will be divided into two pools The teams will play in a round robin system to determine the eventual two winners from each pool, with the two pool winners facing each other in the two-legged playoffs to determine who will be season. The format will apply to all three streams. “Should they (NFA and NPL) avail funds on time, I can promise you that we June in order to make room for the NPL’s new season which initially starts in August. So that where we currently stand and until money is availed, there is no kick-off date for the concluded Gaoseb. COURSES on Offer JUNE 2018 INTAKE: Normal & Mature Age Entry Applications Normal & Mature Age Applications for June 2018 Intake for the following programmes are now invited: 1. Diploma in Police Management - NQF 5 2. Diploma in Project Management – NQF 5 3. Supervisory Development Programme (Diploma for New Managers) – NQF 5 4. Management Development Programme (Diploma for Middle Managers) – NQF 6 Normal applications are also invited for June 2018 intake for the following programmes: a) Senior Management Development Programme (Diploma for Senior Managers) – NQF 7 b) Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – Natural Resource Management – NQF 9 c) Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – Entrepreneurship – NQF 9 d) Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – Public Sector Management – NQF 9 e) Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) – NQF 10 ClosINg DAte: Normal Application: 30 April 2018 (non-refundable application fee of N0) late Application: 31 May 2018 (non-refundable application fee of N0) Commencement of classes are subject to student numbers. For more details, visit the Schools website: www.nbs.edu.na or contact: Ms Christofine Namases Email: info@nbs.edu.na, Tel: 061 413 500 www.unam.edu.na

Wednesday, April 18 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 … Salute boxers not yet paid Otniel Hembapu Windhoek The ever-troubled Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB) is again at the centre of an ugly brewing storm after it emerged that the control board bypassed its own rules and went ahead to sanction Salute Boxing Academy’s boxing bonanza without receiving payment. As per the Namibian boxing act, it is highly unlawful for the boxing control board to sanction sanction fees from promoters who But it has since emerged that NPBWCB earlier this month unlawfully sanctioned Salute Boxing’s ‘Showdown Boxing Bonanza’ without receiving payment from promoter Kiriat Kamanya and in the process the board breached their very own act. ‘Cowboy’ Wilhelm was the main act on the night and he successfully went on to retain his World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa super welterweight title with a sixthround stoppage against Malawian opponent Limbani Masamba at the Windhoek Showgrounds. Kamanya was expected to pay more than N0,000 in sanction fully sanctioned but the promoter strangely managed to twist the arms of the control board members requirements as per the boxing act. Sources privy to information said Kamanya only gave the control board N,000 in hard cash at the venue to calm the tempers of the board members and avoid embarrassment with the public as off. He then promised to pay the remaining more than N0,000 in a few days’ time but he has since failed to deliver on that promise. Some boxers that participated in the bonanza yesterday contacted New Era Sport to vent their frustrations over the non-payment of their purse money, saying: “Kamanya has been promising to pay us but nothing is forthcoming in that regard. We are now getting tired because it seems like he is lying to us. Some of us depend In the red… Salute Boxing Academy’s promoter Kiriat Kamanya on boxing for a living and for him to start playing games with our livelihood is not fair at all. We want our money, otherwise we will go to all newspapers and expose him further,” said one of the boxers who spoke on condition of anonymity. Contacted for comment, N P B W C B ’s a c t i n g c h i e f administrator Hendrick Mapele Being questioned… NPBWCB’s acting chief administrator Hendrick Mapele owes the control board more than N0,000 in unpaid sanction fees and that they recently contacted Kamanya to remind him to honour his arrears. were on a Saturday and on the Friday, Kamanya promised that his sponsors will be paying the money over to the board before lunchtime can smoothly go ahead the next day, which was going to be the Saturday by without any payment and we again engaged Kamanya to further enquire about payment of sanction fees but he was still making further promises that the money was going to come through but it never did. So when we threatened to call off have been a big embarrassment as members of the public had bought tickets and some ministers were also in attendance, he then went to collect ticket money and some money from tables that were bought, which only amounted to N,000. We had no choice but engage him later, which we did,” explained Mapele. “Like I said, he (Kamanya) still owes the board money and we will follow it through, even if it means taking legal routes because we as the board end up being compromised and our image tarnished by such acts. So that is what basically happened. But we are very much still after the outstanding money and he has to pay it in full. I admit that we went against our own act but that’s how things went down that night. It was not an easy decision to make but we had to make it.” Monday, 16 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Okakarara (Town Council Hall) 10:00-15:00 NIMT (Keetmanshoop) 09:00-16:00 Walvis Bay Town (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Outjo (Mathys Greeff Old Age Home) 11:00-18:00 Keetmanshoop ( NG Church Hall) 11:00-18:00 Mpact (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 Thursday, 19 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Otjiwarongo (NG Church Hall) 11:00-18:00 Regional Health Training Centre (Keetmanshoop) 09:00-14:00 Pick ‘n Pay (Walvis Bay) 10:00-15:00 Friday, 20 April 2018 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Municipality (Otjiwarongo) 09:00-12:00 Mariental Town (Anandi Guesthouse) 11:00-18:00 Municipality Town Office (Swakopmund) 09:00-14:00 Saturday, 21 April 2018 Platz Am Meer (Swakopmund) 09:00-14:00 PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION TO THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development cordially invites the Business Community, the Legislative Media, Academia and Civil society to a National Stakeholder Consultative Workshop, to sensitize stakeholders on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) process and the recently concluded Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTAA). Date: 25 April 2018 Venue: Time: 09:00 – 13:00 Sponsored by: Nghifenwa, Tel: 061 283 7342; Fax: 061 253865

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