Independence celebration Boxing Bonanza postponed to April

The MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy announced on Monday the postponement of the Independence Celebration Boxing Bonanza to April.

Originally scheduled for the 23rd of March, the event has been rescheduled to the 27th of April 2024 at the Windhoek Ramatex Center.

Boxing promoter Nestor Tobias provided insights into the factors that led to this decision.

Namibian boxer Phillipus Nghitumbwa is set to headline the fight as he prepares to face off against China's Zhong Lui for the WBO International Super Bantamweight title.

The Central Tennis Club hosts Ladies' Tennis Fun Day

The Central Tennis Club (CTC) in Windhoek hosted an open session known as the Ladies Tennis Fun Day at Olympia on Saturday.

The open tennis session aimed to encourage more women and girls to take up the sport. The organizing committee and coaches guided participants through various stages of training, with a significant turnout of about 90 players, including seasoned tennis players and beginners.

Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi, a member of the Windhoek Central Tennis Club Management Committee, highlighted his observations and explained the decision to host the event.

FIFA rejects Namibia Football Association's request for extension

Global football body FIFA has rejected the NFA's request to extend the country's transfer window period.

The NFA's request, submitted in the form of a letter to FIFA, asked the global body to extend the transfer window to Friday, the 23rd of this month, after the local second period of the transfer window ended on the 12th of this month.

In a reply to the NFA over the weekend, FIFA emphasized that for reasons of equal treatment and legal security, registration periods may only be amended or modified prior to their beginning.

Namibian Olympic hopes dashed as runners fall short in Zurich qualifiers

Three Namibian marathon runners missed the top 20 at the Zurich Seville Marathon in Spain, raising concerns for Olympic qualification.

Olympic aspirations turned to disappointment for the three Namibian long-distance runners at the Zurich Seville Marathon, as none managed to crack the top 20, casting doubt on their Paris dreams.

Helalia Johannes, a seasoned athlete with four Olympic appearances and a decorated career, along with Alina Armas and Daniel Paulus, represented Namibia in the 42-kilometer race.

NFA seeks extension from FIFA

The Namibia Football Association has written to the global football association FIFA to request an extension of the transfer window.

In the letter addressed to FIFA's Players' Status Department, the NFA is requesting an extension of the player transfer period, which opens tomorrow and closes next Friday, the 23rd of February.

The NFA's move is initiated by Article 6.2 of FIFA's registration period and regulations on the status of player transfers.

Drikus Coetzee forced to withdraw from race due to dehydration

Namibian cyclist Drikus Coetzee unfortunately had to retire from the Atlas Race in Morocco due to dehydration, with less than a hundred kilometers remaining in the competition.

Lithuania's Justinas Leveika emerged as the victorious cyclist in the race, which spanned over 1,300 kilometers from Marrakesh to Essaouira in Morocco.

Coetzee, participating in his first attempt at the race, had been leading with a distance of 604.2 kilometers, while Leveika held the second position with 602 kilometers.

We lost an Icon who contributed to local Sports - Irimari

The Oshana Regional Governor, Elia Irimari, has extended a message of condolence, expressing his wishes for strength to the family of former President Geingob during this period of mourning.

The death of President Dr. Hage Geingob has sent shockwaves through the sports fraternity in Namibia.

Geingob was an avid sports enthusiast who made significant contributions to the development of sports in the country.

NBC Sport spoke to Oshana Regional Governor Elia Irimari at his office in Oshakati as he extended his message of condolences.

Pupkewitz Grand Prix experienced a remarkable turnout

The capital was abuzz with athletic energy on Saturday afternoon as the 2nd Pupkewitz Foundation Athletics Grand Prix drew a strong contingent of clubs and athletes.

These events served as a crucial qualifying platform for aspiring stars aiming to reach the prestigious All-African Games and Olympic stages.

Over 200 athletes unleashed their talent across diverse field events, including discus, high jump, javelin, long & triple jumps, and shot put. They also pushed their limits in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay sprints.