Conrad Angula

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Pre-independence football star recalls glory days

Pre-independence Namibia had its share of exceptional football players but only a few were lucky enough to captain at club, regional and national level. Former Tigers central defender and long-standing captain Mentos ‘Metu’ Hipondoka was gifted with a great football…

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Former athlete keeps doing the math

Namibian sprinter Ane Rautenbach will remember 11 February 2020 for the rest of her life. This was the day on which she ran a remarkable 38,08 seconds to set a new Namibian women’s record in the 300m at the ACNW…

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Former track burner now manages nurses 

Born and raised at Gobabis, former University of Namibia (Unam) Athletics Club and national team sprinter Christophine Dausas is the trendsetter for black Namibian woman sprinters. Dausas was the fastest woman sprinter before independence, earning herself Zebra colours, which were…

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Former acrobatic goalkeeper now veteran bricklayer

It is hard to believe that despite Marcellus ‘The Cat’ Witbeen being Namibia’s first national team goalkeeper after independence, he only played for the Brave Warriors three times. Of those three games, only one was an official international fixture during…

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The Dilemma of Namibia’s Live Bands

Live bands in Namibia are struggling to keep up with the hype surrounding R&B and kwaito artists who usually perform using a backtracking system, alongside dancers. Some music fans have been calling for artists to do away with backtracking (audio…

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Tsam gears up for maiden overseas gigs

Namibian traditional and blues singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sagarias Tsam could not contain his excitement when talking to The Namibian recently about two upcoming gigs in Sion, Switzerland. Born and raised on farm Keyser Boerdery Trust (Hiebes-Ost) outside Tsumeb, Tsam…

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From Desert Jewel to public servant 

Few netball players have struggled as much as former Civics and national netball team star Menette Hukununa did to play at the highest level. Although she was gifted with natural flair, agility and endurance, the Windhoek-born star never had it…

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Former striker now light in darkness for ships 

Few forwards could instil fear in defenders like former national under-23 team striker Alfred ‘Stro’ Naruseb. Born and raised at Walvis Bay, Naruseb started playing organised football for the under-14 team of Immanuel Ruiter Primary School at Kuisebmond. “But it…

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From gravel track to national record – So-Oabeb reflects

They say that champions are born, but in some instances life has proven to us that champions can be made. Former Petrus Ganeb Secondary School speedster Abraham ‘Abes’ So-Oabeb can be placed in that latter category of champions who were…

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Former star goalie now inspires others

Former Eleven Arrows and junior national team goalkeeper Cecil ‘Dahle’ Mutilifa is one of the most flamboyant goaltenders this country has produced. He is known and liked for his discipline and humbleness on and off the football pitch. Although he…

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Zambian star Alifatiq to rock Katima Mulilo

Katima Mulilo can gear up for entertainment second to none when one of Zambia’s fast-rising stars, Alifatiq, backed by his exotic dancers, will headline a mini music festival at the Bezi Bar next Saturday. Alifatiq, baptised Alifas Chasowa Banda, has…

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Introducing the Captivating Sounds of Oviritje

The Ovaherero traditional music oviritje has captivated the imagination of Namibian music lovers across tribal lines.It used to be performed solely during family and traditional gatherings at villages or reserves, popularly known as kofassie, with children just harmonising under the…

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