Nakale happy with 2019 athletics season

04 Aug 2019 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 04 AUG (NAMPA) – Tangeni Nakale, the founder of the Tangeni Nakale Athletics Kids Fun Run said the 2019 has been a good year for his athletes and he hopes they will build on their success in 2020.
Nakale said this on Saturday during his third and last event of the year held at an open space along Gaddafi Street in Windhoek’s Okuryangava informal settlement, where more than 25 kids took part in the fun run.
He said his dream of encouraging young people to participate in the sport while also providing a platform for promising athletes to be identified, is working well as more young athletes competed at recognised competitions in the country this year.
These competitions include, the Dr Sam Nujoma half marathon as well as the Nedbank City Run.
“Our athletes competed in the five-kilometre run and managed to come in first places from these competitions,” he boasted, saying that this year’s final run from his young athletes will be, the Navachab half marathon to be held in September in Karibib.
The founder went on to say that one of his athletes, jesaya Haulumbu, has been impressive in the two events he competed in this year where he finished first, while his teammates made the top 10 positions.
“Our dream is to continue growing the annual Tangeni Nakale Athletics Kids Fun Run so that more sponsors can join our loyal sponsors Marathon Sugar who provide tracksuits and t-shirts that we give to our athletes to wear,” Nakale said.
Nakale, a former long-distance athlete, initiated the annual championship in March 2015, to allow the kids to compete among themselves three times in a year at the informal settlement.