North to host sports awards

31 July 2019 | Sports

The north is geared up to host the 2019 Namibia Annual Sports Awards (NASA), scheduled for 25 and 26 October.

Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) officials, accompanied by MTC, which is the sponsor of the awards, were in the north recently to conduct site inspections at Ongwediva and Ondangwa.

The NSC is considering either hosting the event at either the Ondangwa or Ongwediva trade fair centres.

NSC chief administrator Freddy Mwiya said the the 2019 Namibia Annual Sports Awards will definitely be held in the north.

"The team was already in Ondangwa and Ongwediva, doing site inspections. The final decision will be announced at a later stage" Mwiya said.

NASA is a nationally televised gala event dedicated to recognising, honouring and showcasing excellence in Namibian sport.

The event honours the spirit and drive of Namibian athletes.

Swakopmund hosted the event last year.

Ondangwa town council CEO Ismael Namgongo confirmed that the NSC team visited the town, before proceeding to Ongwediva.

“We took them to our facilities and we are now waiting for their final decision. We are very optimistic that Ondangwa is the ideal place and we are ready to host such an event. The town has accommodation and hospitality facilities suitable for such an event,” Namgongo said.

“We are positioning ourselves to host this event and the town also has infrastructure, such as an airport and interlinked road, which will make it a suitable place for the event.”

Namgongo said it is high time that the town starts making use of its existing infrastructure to benefit residents. He said residents can only benefit if they can attract events such as this.

No comment was obtained from the Ongwediva town council.

ILENI NANDJATO

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