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

Similar News

 

Ondangwa falls in love with karting

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Sports

A 37-year-old Ondangwa taxi driver, Johannes Kweyo, says there is nothing more fun and relaxing than the go-kart racing he has been enjoying for the...

Saving troubled youngsters through football

1 month - 25 September 2019 | Sports

Rundu football team Tura Star United aims to transform the lives of unemployed youngsters by keeping them on the pitch instead of on the streets.In...

Ondangwa discovers go-karting fun

2 months ago - 28 August 2019 | Sports

The Ondangwa town council is finalising an agreement that will see the council leasing part of the town's showgrounds to Windhoek Go-Karting.Go-karting proved to be...

Mbappé has big dreams

2 months ago - 28 August 2019 | Sports

A 13-year-old boy from Mpora village in Kavango West dreams of playing for the Namibian national football team.Haushona Thomas, who is a grade 7 learner...

Rural sports neglected

3 months ago - 31 July 2019 | Sports

The chairperson of the JS Kahonzo third-tier league, Lyvere Voito, has accused government leaders of neglecting sport development in rural areas.Voito made the remark in...

Dire need for facilities

4 months ago - 26 June 2019 | Sports

There is a lack of proper sporting facilities in Kavango West, a situation which negatively affects thousands of young people who have an interest in...

Traditional sport continues at Onamatanga

4 months ago - 26 June 2019 | Sports

Despite the drought, farmers made their horses available to participate in the annual Onamatanga traditional sporting event.The event grooms the younger generation in horse racing...

Karate is not a brutal sport

5 months ago - 29 May 2019 | Sports

A Rundu-based karate teacher says karate is not a sport that teaches one to fight better in the streets but one that instils discipline and...

Kavango volleyball in need of support

5 months ago - 29 May 2019 | Sports

The lack of sports infrastructure and support for the development of volleyball in the two Kavango regions is depriving some talented players of the opportunity...

Let’s do more for young players

6 months ago - 24 April 2019 | Sports

LIMBA MUPETAMIDespite losing out on the title in The Namibian Newspaper Cup, team Otjozondjupa Region, coached by Robba Gurirab, have walked away with a lot...

Latest News

Oukwanyama certifies headmen

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Local News

The Oukwanyama Traditional Authority (OTA) has certified 14 village heads who were operating without certificates of appointment.The traditional authority also appointed the former Namibian high...

Conservancy wants illegal campsite removed

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Local News

The Epupa Communal Conservancy has approached the High Court to stop the development of a campsite which it claims will prevent tourists from reaching Epupa...

Ongwediva Medipark brings services closer

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Local News

While the government is failing to construct adequate health facilities in the Kavango West Region to respond to the access to health needs of the...

Farmers schooled on cattle care

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Local News

The Northwest Division chief veterinarian, Dr Kennedy Shoombe, has urged northern livestock farmers to take good care of their cattle in order to make sure...

No retreat, no surrender

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Local News

The committee established by the Hambukushu tribe, which wants Fumu (Chief) Erwin Munika Mbambo to relinquish power, say they have not given up and want...

Horticulture the way to go

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Local News

A pensioner from Bagani village in the Kavango East Region has called on people living along the Okavango River to make use of the river...

Ondangwa falls in love with...

1 week ago - 30 October 2019 | Sports

A 37-year-old Ondangwa taxi driver, Johannes Kweyo, says there is nothing more fun and relaxing than the go-kart racing he has been enjoying for the...

Pensions spent on paying water...

1 month - 25 September 2019 | Local News

Ewi lyaNooli has learnt that pensioners living on their own at Ncamagoro village in the Kavango West Region use part of their monthly pensions to...

Ndonga Linena water woes continue

1 month - 25 September 2019 | Local News

Ndonga Linena constituency councillor Petrus Kavhura says villagers are still drinking contaminated water despite numerous attempts by his office to solve the problem.Earlier this year...

Load More