WDSS tourney hailed a success

15 Jul 2019 09:20am
RUNDU, 14 JUL (NAMPA) – The just ended Winter Deaf School Sports Tournament (WDSS) held at the Rundu Sports Stadium was hailed a success.
Hosted by Maria Mwengere Secondary School this year, the annual tournament is aimed to enhance the participation of hearing impaired learners in different sport codes.
Its organising committee’s chairperson Chris Sindendere told Nampa in an interview on Friday that the two-day tournament was a success as most of the invited schools showed up and took part in the competitions.
“The tournament was a success because we did not expect a lot of people to turn up for the event, and we have to give thanks to the leadership of the region that came to grace the event during its official opening on Thursday,” he said.
He explained that the tournament also provides the hearing impaired learners a platform to showcase their talents while allowing the national and regional scouts to select capable ones that could be included in the regional or national sports teams.
Eluwa Special School from Oshana Region won the male football category while Usko Nghaamwa Special School from Ohangwena Region scooped the female category.
The National Institute for Special Education (NISE) from Khomas Region are the winners in the netball category while Andreas Kandjimi Primary School from Kavango East Region won both the male and female volleyball categories.
Furthermore, Usko Nghaamwa Special School dominated athletics, taking the first spot while Eluwa Special School took the first position in tug of war.
Next year’s tournament is expected to take place in the Zambezi Region, however a decision is still to be made in that regard, Sindendere said.
The tournament was held on Thursday and Friday.