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Warriors gear up to clear final hurdle…Mannetti warns against complacency
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Warriors gear up to clear final hurdle…Mannetti warns against complacency

May 28th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Despite defying all odds staked against them by reaching the semi-finals of the Cosafa Cup Challenge – failure to carve a place in the final would be considered a major catastrophe, according to utility centre back Dudes Mwedihanga. A much-relaxed Mwedihanga was... Read more
Tigers ready to  maul Pirates in Bidvest finale
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Tigers ready to maul Pirates in Bidvest finale

May 28th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek With the third and final edition of the popular Bidvest Cup slatted for Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, the build up to this weekend’s final between Tigers and Orlando Pirates was yesterday clouded by a war of words between the two clubs’ coaches.... Read more
Joy and tears at table tennis open
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Joy and tears at table tennis open

May 28th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
SWAKOPMUND The spacious Swakopmund Indoor Sport Centre, under the auspices of the Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA), recently hosted the Coastal Table Tennis Open, which attracted more than 32 senior and 46 junior players. Junior entries exceeded expectations with a large... Read more
Karatekas leave for zonal championships
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Karatekas leave for zonal championships

May 27th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The Namibian Karate Union yesterday dispatched a large contingent of 73 karatekas from various age groups to Johannesburg, South Africa. The team will participate in the 14th edition of the annual African Union Sports Council Region 5 Karate Championships, formerly... Read more
Successful return to PTA Tennis Series
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Successful return to PTA Tennis Series

May 27th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek The PTA Tennis Series celebrated a successful return to action during the third tournament of the season last weekend in the capital, with 21 players making their way to the Windhoek High School tennis courts to battle it out for top honours. The mini... Read more
Nghipandulwa scoops silver in Botswana
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Nghipandulwa scoops silver in Botswana

May 27th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Namibia’s renowned 800-metre athlete, Daniel Nghipandulwa delivered a blistering performance at the recent Sports View Runners Club International Meet to take silver in the men’s 800m category with his time of 1:51.99. The competition was held over the weekend at... Read more
‘Baby Welwitschias’ finish 6th at World Rugby Trophy
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‘Baby Welwitschias’ finish 6th at World Rugby Trophy

May 26th, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
by Staff Reporter Windhoek Despite a lukewarm display during the course of the competition, Namibia’s Under-20 rugby team will bow out of this year’s World Rugby Trophy with their heads held high after finishing sixth overall out of eight teams following a 36-24 defeat to... Read more
Namibia take Zimbabwe back to school… stylishly storm into Cosafa Cup quarters
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Namibia take Zimbabwe back to school… stylishly storm into Cosafa Cup quarters

May 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek A blistering performance, characterised by super team work, tenacity and a never-say-die attitude, yesterday saw the Brave Warriors cruise past a pig-headed Zimbabwean side by 4-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Cosafa Cup, underway in South Africa. The victory lifted... Read more
Charisma hallmark of yesteryear Ramblers
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Charisma hallmark of yesteryear Ramblers

May 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Ever wondered why football teams plying their trade in the domestic topflight league dismally fail to lure decent crowds through the turnstiles nowadays? Well, the answer is simple, the current crop of Namibian footballers lack charisma with very few, if any, gifted... Read more
‘Baby Welwitschias’ record first emphatic win Portugal
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‘Baby Welwitschias’ record first emphatic win Portugal

May 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek After losing both their opening matches against Canada and Tonga, Namibia’s U-20 rugby side on Wednesday dusted themselves off with an emphatic 36-12 victory over Hong Kong in their World Rugby Trophy clash in Lisbon, Portugal. A hat trick of tries from full-back... Read more
Why ‘Beast Master’ has a chance of beating Dmitry
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Why ‘Beast Master’ has a chance of beating Dmitry

May 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Windhoek Without going into the usual fight previewing details, New Era Sport will today provide some analysis on some finer points and various strengths and weaknesses of Vikapita ‘Beast Master’ Meroro ahead of his fight against Russian opponent Dmitry Kudryashov. Billed as... Read more
Is Afrikaans now Namibia’s second official language?
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Is Afrikaans now Namibia’s second official language?

May 22nd, 2015 | by New Era Staff Reporter
Please allow me to express my views on the unchallenged popularity and dominance of Afrikaans as a language in Namibia and its somewhat superfluous potential of becoming an official language in the not too distant future, if left unchecked. The other day in Omaruru a... Read more