Namibia sends duo to shine in Abidjan 

Max Krafft and Luca Kesselmann. Photo: contributed

Max Krafft and Luca Kesselmann have the required attributes to succeed at the under 19 Africa Nations Beach Championship in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 24 to 27 June, says the Namibian Volleyball Federation (NVF).

Along with their coach, Conrad Johannes, the two youngsters left for the competition on Friday.

The NVF says the duo had “demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication in the sport, and their participation in this championship is a testament to their hard work and commitment.”

Their participation is not only a milestone for them but also an inspiration for young athletes across the country, says NVF president Hillary Imbuwa.

“This is a significant moment for Namibian volleyball. Max and Luca are carrying the hopes and dreams of our nation, and we believe they will make us proud. Their journey and efforts reflect the true spirit of Namibian sportsmanship,” he says.

“We are incredibly proud of Max and Luca for their dedication and achievements. Their participation in this championship is not just a personal triumph but a national honour,” Imbuwa says.

“I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to their parents and the DTS Sports Club for their unwavering support and contributions, which have made this journey possible.”

This major sporting event will bring together the most promising young talents from the African continent, ready to compete for the coveted title.

The African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) held an intensive training sessions with referees to ensure high quality officiating and fair competition ahead of the competition.

The organisers also used yesterday to induct the teams under the close supervision of members of the control committee.

This crucial step ensures that all relevant procedures and rules are strictly adhered to, ensuring fairness and transparency at the event.“This championship promises to be a highlight in the African sporting calendar, celebrating the talent and potential of the African youth in volleyball,” CAVB said on its Facebook page yesterday.

“Young athletes will not only have the opportunity to represent their country but also compete against their peers in a spirit of camaraderie and competition.”

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