10 Aug 2019 19:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 10 AUG (NAMPA) The Namibian Special Force (NSF) stole the show and were crowned the champions of the sixth Namibian Defence Force (NDF) Annual Sport Games at Keetmanshoop Stadium on Saturday.
The NSF claimed the floating trophy from 26 Brigade (Bde) when they beat Namibian Air Force 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw in the football final, while 21 Bde took third spot.
Another clash in the netball final was between Composite Depot and the Namibian Navy who went into extra time after a 29-29 draw, where Composite Depot narrowly won the match by 37 to 36 points, leaving third position to 21 Bde .
Fourth Artillery Brigade won the volleyball, followed by the Namibian Navy while the hosts 12 Bde came in third.
Meanwhile, in pool table, APSOHU were crowned new champions with 12 Bde in second and 26 Bde in third place.
The event was graced by the presence of the Minister of Defence, Penda ya Ndakolo, and the Deputy Minister of Gender and Child Welfare, Lucia Witbooi among others.
In his closing remarks, Ya Ndakolo said sport unifies people, adding that the community of Keetmanshoop has experienced a tremendous gesture from the members of the NDF.
He thanked all participants and the 12 Motorised Infantry Brigade for successfully hosting the tournament.
He emphasised that sport should be supported adequately to enable men and women in uniform to participate both regionally and internationally as recorded in the history of NDF by international athletes such as Paulus Ali Nuukmbembe, Reinhold Iita, Helalia Johannes and Paulus Ambunda amongst others.
He added that the tournament aims at promoting the sportsmanship, morale, mental and physical health of soldiers.
Ya Ndakolo also used the opportunity for a minute of silence in honour of the NDF Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Class One, Leonald Iiyambo who died on Saturday morning at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital after a short illness.
The week-long competition started on Monday.