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New Era Newspaper Wednesday July 12, 2017

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NEW ERA | Wednesday, July 12 2017 Mixed fortunes in field hockey, as Unam stumbles Page 22 Paralympic team off to London for World Championships Page 23 SPORT Suburbs reshuffle coaching pack Suburbs director of rugby Walter Don Back in familiar territory… Retired FNB Western Suburbs giant lock Munee TjIueza (in green) has been installed as forward coach for the Khomasdal outfit. … former players roped in Carlos Kambaekwa Windhoek Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) Premier League giants FNB Western Suburbs Rugby Club has effected some eye-catching changes to its existing coaching staff and technical department. The popular Khomadal outfit’s director of rugby and former national rugby fifteen scrumhalf, Walter Don, says his coaching support staff aims to ensure the club achieves its objectives over the next three years. The new structure is to ensure the longterm sustainability of coaching capacity within the club, while at the same time ushering in retired Suburbs players to reinforce the club’s values and belief systems. The re-structuring is also targetting capacity building with an eye on the ultimate future of the green and white strip outfit. “I’m delighted to announce that we have been burning the midnight oil during the last three months to scout for former players to take up crucial coaching roles within the club’s strcutures and to make Suburbs a competitive club again,” Don announced recently. For the next three years, the coaching structure will be in operation ensuring players are being coached and developed to meet the demands of the modern game. Former players that he identified as potential mentors include Shaun Kaizemi (technical coach). Kaizemi is a former Suburbs player with 15 caps for the national senior rugby side. He also represented his native land in Sevens Rugby and in the Under-20 team, apart from featuring regularly in the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup competitions. Kaizemi brings a wealth of experience and “game presence” to the set up and will serve as lead coach. Another Suburbs player, Namibia’s most outstanding player at the 2015 IRB World Cup finals in England, Munee Tjiueza has been installed as forward coach. Boasting a significant number of tests, the giant lock was unfortunate to prematurely retire from the game as a result of a niggling back injury. Former national senior rugby tema player Llewellyn Winkler takes up the role of conditioning coach. Winkler has played 13 tests and boasts an array of expertise at national level that includes featuring in the Vodacom Cup and Varsity Cup. National Sevens team member Attie du Plessis has been appointed backline coach with the task of ensuring the ambitious club continues its flair and innovation in backline play. The newly appointed coaches have all committed themselves to Suburbs’ values, namely discipline, attitude, teamwork and excellence to be the centre of their functions. An excited Don says he looks forward to working with his proteges as he welcomed the former players back to familiar territory. Fans to win all-expense paid trip to watch Indongo fight in USA Photo: Strauss Lunyangwe All for one… From left trainer Jossie Hantindi, MTC chief commercial officer Alvin Korkie, MTC corporate affairs officer Tim Ekandjo, MTC acting chief executive officer Thinus Smit, Julius Indongo, and promoter Nestor Tobias during yesterday’s press briefing. Otniel Hembapu Windhoek MTC yesterday took the hype and build-up to the Julius Indongo vs Terence Crawford world title unification fight to a whole new level when it announced that four lucky MTC customers could win an all-expenses paid trip each to watch the mega-bout live in Nebraska, USA on August 19. MTC corporate affairs officer Tim Ekandjo in conjunction with MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy made the announcement in the capital yesterday, saying all the public or customers need to do is buy data bundles to enter the competition draw. Ekandjo said the data bundles range from 40 megabytes (one entry) to 15 gigabytes (1,000 entries) and the more data bundles a customer buys, the more points they will enter into the draw. A total of 40-megabytes data bundles will give a customer 1 point, 80 megabytes 2points, 400 megabytes 12 points, 800 megabytes 25 points, while 1.5 gigabytes equals 60 points, 3 gigabytes 150 points and 15 gigabytes 1,000 points. Customers can also choose to buy bundles as per their affordability. “We will pay for flights, accommodation, meals and the fight (boxing) ticket valued at US$128 (about N,735). Altogether the cost per winner is about N,000,” Ekandjo said, who reminded his audience that winners should ensure their passports and visa arrangements are taken care of beforehand. Promoter Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias said Indongo was ready to face his American opponent Crawford. “The champ is ready. A knockout will be a bonus but we are prepared for 12 rounds come 19 August… Both these boxers have been tested fit, they both have big hearts and for sure both boxers can punch very hard, but we are ready,” Tobias said. On the international front, it was announced yesterday by international media that tickets to the Crawford vs Indongo fight will officially go on sale on Saturday, July 15. For Namibian fans in the USA or those planning to travel to the States to watch the fight live, the prices of tickets range from to $128. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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