Namibian Athletes from the VISION 2016 Athletics Development Program left Namibia last week to compete and prepare for different athletics competitions in Europe.
The group of 14 athletes includes the likes of Johanna Benson, Ananias Shikongo, Tjipekapora Herunga, Globine Mayova and Hitjivirue Kaanjuka.
Currently Namibia has 10 athletes that qualified for the Paralympic World Championships in France, while one track athlete has qualified for the World Championships in Moscow.
Brave Warriors interim coach Ricardo Mannetti is confident the team will come right on Wednesday night against Nigeria at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Mannetti, who took over as interim head coach on Sunday evening following the resignation of Roger Palmgren, held his first training session with the players on Monday morning and reckons the mood in the camp is positive as his players gear up to face the African champions Nigeria.
Former AmaZulu coach Roger Palmgren has dramatically quit his job in charge of Namibia just days before the Brave Warriors are due to meet Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier.
It also comes just over a month after the Swede, who has had a colourful coaching career in Africa, took on the job.
Palmgren quit by telling the Namibia Football Association he felt unsafe in Windhoek after an alleged incident in his hotel bar a fortnight ago, where he claims that he was threatened.
He told officials he was accosted after Namibia played a goalless draw with Zambia in a warm-up match in May.
Martin Freyer won the fourth race of the Rock & Rut XC series held in Windhoek last Saturday.
The 17-year-old rider from the Kia team completed the six rounds on the mostly flat, but technically challenging course near the Waldorf School in a time of 1:29:23 hours.
Soon after the start Freyer took the lead and increased the speed despite the windy conditions. The only one who managed to follow was Heinrich Köhne and the duo broke away from the rest of the field before the end of the first lap.
Windhoek Old Boys Sport Club got off to a great start as they thrashed Wanderers 9-1 in the opening match of the Field Hockey Men’s Premier League on Saturday.
Wanderers managed to keep them at bay for the first 10 minutes but from then on it was one way traffic.
Trevor Cormack opened the scoring on 10m, while Ettienne de Villiers made it 2-0.
Two goals in quick succession by Siabong Martins put them 4-0 up and further goals by Wiehan Strydom and Bucko Bartlett gave them a 6-0 lead at halftime.