Namibia to participate in Zone 6 Games in Zimbabwe
20 Nov 2014 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 20 NOV 2014 (NAMPA) - Namibia will only participate in six out of nine sports codes in the upcoming Zone Six Regional Sports Competition.
The competition takes place in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from 04 to 15 December this year.
Namibia will take part in football (boys and girls), track and field, boxing, netball, swimming and tennis.
Roger Kambatuku, a Senior Sports Officer in the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture, told Nampa on Wednesday that the team consists of 176 athletes and officials.
The track and field athletes are 30 in total (15 boys and 15 girls); boxing (10 boys); netball (14 girls); swimming (10 boys and 10 girls); tennis (four boys and four girls). Both men and women's football teams have 20 players each.
The rest of the team is made up of coaches, administrators and medical personnel.
The Namibian team is expected to depart for Zimbabwe on 30 November.
Namibia ended second in the 2012 edition of the Zone Six Regional Spots Competition held in Lusaka, Zambia in 2012.
The next games are set for Luanda, Angola in 2016.