Oshana hosts disability sport meet
PARATHLETES from various regions in the country will gather at the Independence Stadium at Oshakati this coming Saturday to participate in an athletics’ competition.
Disability sports promoter, Michael Hamukwaya told Nampa yesterday that the competition will be hosted under the banner of the Oshana Heroes’ Sports Club.
The Oshana Heroes’ Sports Club is a local sports body run by people living with disabilities in this region, and was established in 1998.
The club was initially known as the Oshakati Heroes’ Sports Club, before it changed its name to the Oshana Heroes’ Sports Club in 2003.
According to Hamukwaya, the club currently has 370 members, including children from the Eluwa Special School at Ongwediva.
This year, they will host the athletics’ championships for the ninth consecutive year.
The regions that have already confirmed their participation for Saturday’s event are Erongo, Khomas, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto.
“Elite athletes, who are part of the Paralympic team that is going to represent Namibia at the All Africa Games in Mozambique next month, will also be in action at Oshakati on Saturday,” Hamukwaya enthused.
He said these ‘elite athletes’ will face tough challenges from the upcoming young athletes, who will also be in action during Saturday’s competition.
Consulting Services Africa is the official sponsor of the competition, but the sponsorship amount for this year’s event is yet to be confirmed.