Namibiaâ??s Commonwealth welterweight boxing champion Paulus â??Aliâ? Nuumbembe was welcomed as a hero by President Hifikipunye Pohamba at State House this morning.
Nuumbembe arrived at the Hosea Kutako International Airport this morning where he was met by Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Pohamba Shifeta, the president of the Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation Kelly Nghixulifwa and several members of the boxing fraternity. They included Namibiaâ??s other two professional champions â?? Paulus â??The Hitmanâ? Moses, who holds the WBA Pan African and Intercontinental Lightweight titles and Jason Naule, who holds the WBA Pan African Junior Welterweight title.
The Coca Cola Frank Fredericks Invitational Athletics Meeting will take place for the 12th consecutive year on Friday, April 13.
At a press conference in Windhoek today, tournament organizer Quinton Steele Botes said that Coca Colaâ??s sponsorship had grown from N$30 000 in 1996 to N$135 000 this year.
African Stars will play Mighty Gunners and Orlando Pirates will face Kingsley Ramblers in the MTC NFA Cup semifinals at Walvis Bayâ??s Kuisebmond Stadium on April 28.
The draw was made at the NFAâ??s Soccer House today, where the final four teams were drawn out of bowl by Namibia Football Consortium member Cassius Moeti.
By Festus Nakatana
Rehoboth Queens hold a narrow lead over defending champions Okahandja Beauties after completion of the first round of the Khomas Womenâ??s Football League (KWFL).
Rehoboth Queens, who have won all their matches to date, are three points clear at the top of the table on 24 points. Queens have scored 24 goals and have only conceded four, for a goal difference of +20.
Namibian mountainbiker Mannie Heymans and his South African partner Ben Melt Swanepoel finished eighth overall in the ABSA Cape Epic on March 31.
The eight-stage race covered a total distance of 886km as well as 15 045 vertical metres, through various towns in the Cape. It started in Knysna on March 24, and traversed towns like Uniondale, Oudtshoorn, Ladismith, Barrydale and Montagu, before finishing in Lourensford on March 31.