Namibia Sport, Namibia's leading sport magazine first appeared in February 2002. Since then it has appeared on a monthly basis without fail, making it Namibia 's longest running independent magazine to date.
Namibia Sport was registered as a company in April 2002, with its directors being Henry Fernandes, owner of Solitaire Press and Helge Schutz, editor of Namibia Sport.
Namibia Sport's print run is currently 2 000, with an estimated readership of more than 20 000 per month. The magazine is distributed throughout Namibia with agents covering all major towns.
In September 2012 the magazine came out for the last time due to insufficient advertising and Namibia Sport cc later closed down. At the moment Helge Schutz is running the website in his own capacity.
Namibia Sport is focused on reporting on sporting excellence in Namibia and promoting a sporting culture in the country.
Namibia Sport covers all the major sporting events in Namibia , while regular profiles on Namibia 's top sportsmen and women have appeared. Features on national heroes like Frank Fredericks, Agnes Samaria, Eliphas Shivute, Mohammed Ouseb, Luketz Swartbooi, Elizabeth Mongudhi, Helalia Johannes, Beata Naigambo, Collin Benjamin, Paulus The Hitman Moses, Mannie Heymans and Douw Calitz have appeared, while Namibia 's major achievements on the international stage have been recorded.
Some of these include the Commonwealth Games of 2002 and 2006, the All Africa Games of 2003 and 2007, the Cricket World Cup of 2003, the Rugby World Cups of 2003 and 2007; the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing respectively; and the 2008 African Cup of Nations finals in Ghana.
On the local scene soccer receives preferential coverage, with the Brave Warriors' international matches and the MTC Namibia Premier League being covered in detail. Namibia Sport has helped to professionalise soccer, with the introduction of its soccer Player of the Month and Player of the Season awards. Arnold Subeb of Black Africa was our first Player of the Season in 2004, while William Chilufya of Civics was the 2005 Legal Shield Player of the Season. Since then, MTC have taken over as sponsors of the competition, with William Chilufya once again winning the 2005/06 MTC Player of the Season award; Rudolph Bester winning the 2006/07 MTC Player of the Season award; and Jamu Ngatjizeko winning the 2007/08 MTC Player of the Season award.
Other sport codes are also promoted, with athletics, cricket, boxing, tennis, rugby and hockey receiving regular coverage.