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AWC finalists in prep work

With a little over a month to the opening of the TN Mobile African Women’s Championship (AWC), the finalists have launched preparations geared towards the tournament scheduled for October 11-25 in Namibia. Hosts Namibia, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Zambia are in Group B whilst Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa make up Group B. The winners, runners-up and third-placed team will represent Africa at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada next year. Read more about AWC finalists in prep work

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IRB ushers in new era with name change

The International Rugby Board (IRB) will undergo a second name change in 16 years when it becomes formally known as World Rugby in November as part of a rebranding programme, the sport's governing body said yesterday.
The new brand, including a revised logo, will be launched at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on November 17-18, with the new name taking effect from November 19.
The governing body was initially founded in 1886 as the International Rugby Football Board by the Ireland, Scotland and Wales rugby unions before England joined in 1890.
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Venus keeps up with sister

Venus Williams kept up with little sister Serena on Wednesday, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in straight sets to advance to the third round of the US Open.
The 34-year-old, seven-times grand slam winner reached the round for the first time in four years at Flushing Meadows through a 6-1, 6-4 victory on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court which she helped christen with the first Open final there in 1997.
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Rescuing the ‘Game of Bricks’

African Stars were reinstated to the Namibia Premier League (NPL) on Wednesday following a successful appeal of a two-year suspension handed down by the league.
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Added bonus for Europa League teams

Two-time winners Tottenham Hotspur carry a narrow advantage into their Europa League playoff second leg against AEL Limassol of Cyprus while their domestic rivals Hull need to overturn a 1-0 deficit to keep alive their first ever European campaign. 31 places are up for grabs in the final qualifiers to reach the group phase draw, which is taking place in Monaco tomorrow. Governing body UEFA have now thrown a valuable carrot in front of the potential Europa League winners. Read more about Added bonus for Europa League teams

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Omusati clinches national youth cup

It was a great Tuesday afternoon for the boys from the Omusati Region when they clinched the second edition of the Skorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup by beating Hardap Region 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. Hardap had started the match by pressurising Omusati, but the boys from the North defended during the first half. The game really opened up in the second half as both teams started playing superb football. The first goal finally came as Omusati’s Daniel Kamanya scored a stunning goal to put his side in front. Read more about Omusati clinches national youth cup

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Regional leagues are crucial - Tjongarero

Actively playing in regional leagues will bolster youth football across Namibia. This is the opinion of Namibia Football Association (NFA) education officer Timo Tjongarero, who was speaking to Namibian Sun on the sidelines of the Skorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup, which came to an exciting conclusion on Tuesday (Match report on page 23). The education officer said the regional teams that do well in the national youth tournaments are normally the ones that play football on a regular basis; be it with their peers or in the regional second division. Read more about Regional leagues are crucial - Tjongarero

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Vries keeps clean sheet for Maritzburg United

Namibian international goalkeeper Virgil Vries managed to keep a clean sheet for his South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) club Maritzburg United during a match on Tuesday. Vries, who had originally joined the club as second choice in 2013, helped his team to a 3-0 win over Chippa United during Tuesday’s league action. With the Namibian having kept his opponents from scoring it would seem he is edging closer to wrestling the first team jersey at club away from former South African international Shu-Aib Walters. Read more about Vries keeps clean sheet for Maritzburg United

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Federer leads list of game's top money makers

Roger Federer has not won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion topped Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis money makers announced on Monday. The Swiss star made US$56.2 million (N$600 million) from July of last year through this past June, with endorsement deals from such firms as Rolex and Nike bringing the lion's share of that total, more than US$40 million (N$427 million). At age 33, Federer owns three titles in 2014 and was a Wimbledon runner-up, dropping the final in five sets to top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Read more about Federer leads list of game's top money makers

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