Inside the Aged

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Once again welcome, to the third edition of our weekly Sport Feature page, “Inside the Aged”.

As already articulated in our maiden edition, the game of football owes a massive debt of gratitude towards forgotten heroes and you the reader now have the chance to meet some of the finest footballers of yesteryear, as we track down one of the greatest shot-stoppers ever to emerge from the shores of this scarcely populated country.

This week New Era Sport has the honour of bringing you face to face with Namibia’s most polished net minder of all time.

He was certainly not nicknamed “The Cat” for nothing – this ebony skinned acrobatic goalkeeper with large claws only to be found in Puma ointment advertisements was without doubt the toast of every football fan in the late sixties and early seventies.

The tale of Nandos Mbako is the dream of every aspiring goalkeeper as the 60-year-old father of eight relives some of his greatest memories while guarding the sticks for his beloved Tigers Football Club, alias “Ingweinyama”.

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