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New Era Newspaper Wednesday April 25, 2018

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22 SPORT Wednesday, April 25 2018 | NEW ERA I’ll arrive at World Cup in good shape - Neymar Neymar has backed Mo Salah, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Luis Suarez to dazzle at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and opined that Brazil are the team Asked which players, excluding The Best FIFA Men’s Player and winner Cristiano Ronaldo – would shine at the 21st edition of the tournament, the 26-year-old responded: “There are lots of we’re talking about – only the best Coutinho and Jesus are players national team, but I think he can are other top-class players such as that all these players shine and that it’s a wonderful World Cup, but that they don’t do anything Neymar has been out since February following surgery on a metatarsal fracture, but has accentuated the positive from that “I will have enough time to arrive at the World Cup in good Saint-Germain attacker, who is fourth on Brazil’s list of all-time leading marksmen (53 goals) behind Romario (55), Ronaldo (62) face Switzerland, Costa Rica and – Key man… Bayern Munich’s veteran winger-cum-striker Arjen Robben will be a crucial catalyst in tonight’s Champions League clash against Real Madrid. Reunions aplenty as Bayern, Real clash Two of Europe’s greatest clubs will go head to head in the Champions League tonight as Bayern Munich host These star-studded teams are hardly strangers to the latter stages of Europe’s premier tournament and there are four men who know how it feels to represent both the white of Real Here we look at their experi- secured a place in the hearts of Real Madrid fans by leading Los Blancos to their seventh Euro- in 32 years, with a 1-0 victory over a Juventus side that included Fifteen years later, Heynckes was a European champion again as coach of Bayern, who also won the Bundesliga and the German Cup under his stewardship that It remains Bayern’s only treble in the club’s history, although Heynckes could still repeat the feat this term, before he retires – for a second time – in the close Arjen Robben Robben moved to Real from Chelsea as one of the deadliest attackers in the world but his time in the Spanish capital is remembered more for the injuries After scoring only 11 times in 50 league games for Real, he found his rhythm again at Bayern, The Dutchman has won seven Bundesliga titles with the German giants, as well as the Champions League in 2013, and recently followed Franck Ribery in signing a contract extension Toni Kroos Kroos began in Bayern’s youth set-up as a teenager and was the youngest player to make his debut for the club when the German win three Bundesliga titles and the Champions League at Bayern, but a contract dispute in 2014 opened the door to a surprise Forming a strong partnership alongside Luka Modric in Real’s gain, as Kroos has clinched two European triumphs since, as James Rodriguez When James lit up the 2014 World Cup with a stunning volley for Colombia against Uruguay, it seemed almost inevitable Real Colombian struggled to live up to his huge price tag and issues off Moving to Bayern on loan this season has revitalised James though, and all the indications are Bayern plan to take up their Road Fund Administration Five-Year Business Plan 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023 The Business Plan of the Road Fund Administration (RFA) is prepared in terms of Section 21 of the RFA Act (Act 18 of 1999). The Business Plan was adopted by the RFA Board of Directors on 15 December 2017, and subsequently submitted to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Public Enterprises in compliance with Section 19(1) of the Public Enterprises Governance Act of 2006 as amended. The final Business Plan was approved by the Minister of Finance on the 20th of March 2018. A stakeholders’ consultation as provided for in Section 21(5) of the RFA Act was held at a public stakeholders’ meeting on 14 November 2017. Substantial inputs received at this meeting have been included in the Business Plan. The complete Business Plan is available for download at For more information, call us on 061 - 433 3000 Road Fund Administration, 21 Feld Street | Private Bag 13372 Windhoek Website: Email:

Wednesday, April 25 2018 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 Preparations for World Varsity Rugby Sevens at advanced stage he said. Tisan has already conducted two trials for the teams and one more is due soon and will focus mostly on players playing outside Namibia. Jeffery said they are struggling to to request the International University Sports Federation (Fisu) to allow them to use the national team for this tournament. The games will be hosted by Tisan on behalf of Fisu. versities Rugby Sevens Championship to be hosted after the addition of rugby sevens to the Olympics. The games will take place from 12 to 14 July 2018 and over 300 players are expected to participate. The last games were held in Swansea, Wales in 2016, when Namibia beat Italy position ranking. According to Jeffery, Namibia wants to challenge for the main prize despite the fact that most players have now moved on to the national team, while others have secured contracts overseas. He called on the corporate world to come on board and support the event as it plays a huge role in developing rugby players. Jeffery also announced that Air Namibia has come on board as sponsors and will provide affordable rates for European and African student participants and fans alike. – Nampa Back in action… Action in the Khomas Netball League played over the weekend in Windhoek. The league has three divisions, namely Premier Division, First and Second Divisions. Photo: Contributed Otjozondjupa Regional Council WINDHOEK Preparations for the eighth edition of the World University Rugby Sevens Championship, which will be hosted in Swakopmund, are at an advanced stage. Werner Jeffery, the chairperson of the local organising committee of the Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (Tisan), in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said with two months to go everything is progressing well preparationwise. “So far, 20 teams have indicated their wish to participate in the tournament from the men’s side, while 12 have indicated their interest from the women’s side. The games will be played at the Swakopmund Stadium,” PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE Otjozondjupa Regional Council hereby invites prospective bidders for the following bids: REFERENCE NO: NCS/ONB/OTRC-01/2018 Khomas Netball League kicks off REHOBOTH The Khomas Netball League kicked off over the weekend in Windhoek. The start was initially scheduled for the previous Saturday, but had to be postponed due to rain. “The league was supposed to start on the 14th of April, but because netball in Windhoek is an outdoors sport it was suspended due to weather,” said Esther Mbathera, the deputy chairperson of Khomas Netball League (KNL), in a statement availed to Nampa on Monday. ian Correctional Facility Sport Club (NCS) defeated Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) 51-23, while Wanderers beat Afrocat Lions 42-41. Both matches were contested in the Premier Division. The matches were followed by a First Division game between Afrocat Lions 1B and Black Africa, which ended 38-all. In the Second Division, Rehoboth defeated Tigers 37- 25, while United defeated University of Namibia (UNAM) Main Campus 15-0. Back in action… Action in the Khomas Netball League played over the weekend in Windhoek. The league has three divisions, namely Premier Division, First and Second Divisions. In the First Division, NUST defeated Gomonate Fella 41- 39, with Tigers edging Tura Magic 52-26. In the Second Division, Afrocat Lions 2A defeated Black Africa 28-26, while the last game of Saturday saw UNAM Khomasdal coming out victorious against Tura Magic with a 35-26 score. Sunday’s First Division games saw Tigers defeat Afrocat 1B 46-26, while Afrocat Lions defeated Tura Magic 40-23. In the Premier Division, NCS edged NamPol 46-30, followed by UNAM Main Campus beating Tigers 40-25. United lost against Wanderers 22-40 in another First Division match, while NamPol delivered NUST a 42-23 hiding. The penultimate match on Sunday was the Premier Division encounter between NUST and Wanderers, with the latter winning the match 40-31 while in the Second Division, Afrocat Lions 2A was defeated 22-25 by UNAM Main Campus. – Nampa Description: Provision of Security Services to Otjozondjupa Regional Council at its seven constituencies REFERENCE NO: NCS/ONB/OTRC-02/2018 Description: Provision of refuse Removal Services to Otjozondjupa Regional Council at Coblenz, Kalkfeld, Okamatapati, Okatjoruu, Okondjatu and Tsumkwe Settlement Areas REFERENCE NO: NCS/ONB/OTRCED-01/2018 Description: Provision of Security Services to schools and within Otjozondjupa Region Levy (non-refundable): N$ 350-00 per set of bid Method of payment: Direct deposit into Standard Bank Account no: 041 608 925 Acc. name: Otjozondjupa Settlement Revenue Acc Branch: Otjiwarongo Branch Code: 084573 Reference no: (number of the bid) Bid Documents are available at: Otjozondjupa Regional Council’s Head Quarters; 22; Henk Willemse Street; Otjiwarongo At Secretariat: : Room 215, Second Floor Tel: +264-67-303702 Closing date: 25 th May 2018; 11H30

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