Team Namibia arrives in Gaborone

05 Dec 2018 07:40am
GABORONE, 05 DEC (NAMPA) – Team Namibia arrived in Gaborone, Botswana on Tuesday evening ahead of its participation in the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Under-20 Region Five Youth Games, which kick off on Friday until 16 December.
The 152-member team departed from Namibia on Monday and will compete in football (men and women), track and field, boxing, netball, swimming, basketball, judo, volleyball (men and women) and tennis.
The team also consists of Paralympic athletes.
Team Namibia Chef de Mission at the games, Anton Langerman told Nampa on Wednesday that despite some hiccups at the border, everything is going according to plan.
“I am happy the team arrived safely for the games. Our goal at these games is to improve on our previous position in Angola two years ago,” said Langerman, referring to the team’s sixth-placed finish after winning five gold, 19 silver and 16 bronze medals.
He added that despite the glitches, the athletes were in high spirits when they arrived at the University of Botswana, where they will be accommodated for the next two weeks.
The athletes are expected to resume with training on Wednesday afternoon.
The Angolan, Zambian and Malawian teams also arrived on Tuesday.