NAMIBIA will likely be taken with a number of world wearing occasions throughout 2023, with the Indoor Hockey World Cup and the Rugby World Cup topping the listing.

Both Namibia’s women and men’s hockey groups will likely be in motion on the Indoor Hockey World Cup which takes position in Pretoria, South Africa from 5 to 11 February.

The ladies are busy with an in depth coaching programme in Windhoek, prior to they go away for the Netherlands on 14 January to step up their arrangements with suits in opposition to the Dutch nationwide facet and different Dutch golf equipment.

At the Indoor Hockey World Cup, Namibia will compete in Pool B in opposition to Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Belgium and Canada, whilst Pool A is composed of the Netherlands, Austria, Australia, United States, South Africa and New Zealand.

The most sensible 4 groups in every pool will qualify for the knockout level of the contest.

Namibia will likely be aiming to beef up on their efficiency on the 2018 Indoor World Cup in Berlin the place they narrowly overlooked out at the quarterfinals, to in the end end 9th.

Namibia’s males’s workforce will proceed their arrangements in Windhoek, after having competed in opposition to South Africa in a five-match collection in Cape Town in December.

Namibia controlled to carry SA to 2 attracts within the first two checks, however SA received the following 3 checks to win the collection 3-0.

Namibia’s males will compete in Pool A in opposition to Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Kazakhstan and New Zealand, whilst Pool B will encompass Iran, the Czech Republic, Australia, South Africa, the United States and Argentina.

The most sensible 4 groups in every pool will qualify for the knockout phases of the match.

It would be the 2nd time that Namibia’s males compete on the Indoor World Cup following their debut in Poznan, Poland in 2011 after they completed closing out of 12 competing countries.

Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup takes position in France from 8 September to twenty-eight October, the place Namibia will sign up for 19 different countries on the quadrennial international showpiece.

Namibia certified for their 7th successive international cup after they received the Africa Cup in France closing 12 months after beating Kenya 36-0 within the ultimate.

They, then again, will face a lot more difficult opposition on the international cup, the place they’re going to compete in opposition to the hosts, France, and three-time winners New Zealand in Pool A, at the side of Italy and Uruguay.

France and New Zealand are the robust favourites to development to the knockout phases, however Namibia will likely be hoping to get that elusive first win after they meet Uruguay on 27 September at Parc Olympique Lyonnais within the Lyon Metropolis.

Namibia has made fast development in Mixed Martial Arts and can ship a workforce to the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships for the primary time.

The championships will likely be held subsequent month on the Stark Arena within the Serbian capital, Belgrade, beginning on 12 February.

The Namibian workforce contains the African featherweight champion Veja Hinda, who additionally got here 2nd in a world pageant for the highest knockouts of 2022, in addition to the African light-weight runner-up Geraldo Bok.

Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

Namibia’s nationwide males’s cricket workforce the Richelieu Eagles will likely be taken with a number of world tournaments this 12 months, together with qualifying occasions for the 2023 Cricket World Cup and the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Namibia are recently taken with a difficult qualifying marketing campaign for the 2023 50-over international cup which contains two tournaments – in Windhoek from 24 March to five April, and Zimbabwe from 18 June to 9 July.

If Namibia finishes among the highest 3 groups within the ongoing Cricket World Cup League 2 collection, they’re going to qualify at once for the Zimbabwe match, but when they end within the backside 4 they’re going to need to compete within the Windhoek match, the place the highest two development to Zimbabwe. The most sensible two countries in Zimbabwe will sign up for 8 different countries on the 2023 50-over international cup which takes position in India in October and November this 12 months.