Nakayale Sport Club wins top honours at Oshana Regional Champs

15 Sep 2013 06:10
OSHAKATI, 15 SEP (NAMPA) - The Nakayale Sport Club scooped 20 medals during the Oshana Regional Championship held at Oshakati on Saturday.
The Nakayale Sport Club, which ended second in the disability sports championship last year, took home nine gold medals, six silver medals and five bronze medals. It received a floating trophy and undisclosed amount of prize money.
Nakayale Sport Club fielded 21 athletes who participated in sports codes such as javelin, shot-put, discus, long jump and wheelchair racing during the tournament.
The club’s team manager Ananias Nuule told Nampa after the prize-giving on Saturday evening that his club had humble beginnings in 1993 and it grew from having very few members to having about 25 athletes at this stage.
“We are determined to be the champions of this competition, and we will be training harder as from today to ensure that we remain the top club in this tournament in the years to come,” Nuule said.
The host, Oshana Heroes Sport Club was the best team in the volleyball competition after handing their counterparts from Windhoek in the Khomas Region, Wheelability Sport Club, a 16-2 defeat.
Oshana Heroes and Wheelability were the only two clubs that participated in the volleyball contest. Wheelability chairperson Roodly Gowaseb told this news agency that their participation in the tournament was made possible by Wispeco and the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) which funded their transportation and accommodation, respectively.
“We are a new club established in 2011 and we are the first to challenge Oshana Heroes Club in the volleyball category of this championship,” Gowaseb noted.
Chairperson of the Oshana Heroes Sport Club, Hafeni Mutembi said the majority of the 14 regions in Namibia were represented at the tournament which he described as “another successful sporting event” hosted by his club.
The Oshana Heroes Sport Club’s 11th anniversary coincided with Saturday’s championship.