Sports Commission recognises, applauds federations

03 Aug 2017 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 03 AUG (NAMPA) – As a way of encouraging Namibian sportspersons to continue working hard, the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) on Thursday held a Recognition Ceremony at their offices for three federations that excelled during July.
The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU), Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) were recognised for their achievements.
Speaking at the event, NSC Chief Administrator Freddy Mwiya said Government wishes to note the struggles faced by the federations and associations, and would like to applaud the officials running them for sourcing the funds for matches.
“While we cannot fund you as much as we would like to because of the current financial situation in Namibia, we would like to let you know that we are aware of what you do and we are behind you 100 per cent supporting you,” Mwiya said.
He added that it was unfortunate that they could not give the federations and associations any rewards for a job well done.
Namibian Rugby is on a high following the Welwitschias’ victory of the Africa Gold Cup in which they beat Kenya in the final on Saturday.
National football team, Brave Warriors defeated Zimbabwe in the second round of the African Nations Championship to move one step towards their first ever appearance at the finals.
The Paralympic athletes also left a mark in London, United Kingdom where they managed to bring home three silver medals in the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.
Director of Disability Sports in the Ministry of Sports, Youth and National Service Jo-Anne Manuel applauded the NSC initiative, saying it will help encourage sportspersons to work hard and represent the country well.