SPORT is a tool to unify people, to enhance diplomacy, and a tool for national progression that aims to build a better Namibia.
Oshana Regional Governor, Elia Irimari made these remarks on Monday during the official send-off for the regional sports team which is set to participate in the second edition of MTC Youth Games.
The MTC Youth Games will run for two days from 16 to 18 December at Rietfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Irimari said that sport is a physical expression of skills and those that are going to participate in the games should know why they are doing sport.
“You are few of the luckiest people selected amongst the rest of us,” he said.
According to him, the teams should go with the winning heart, come back with medals, and be the region that is recognised as the most disciplined and organised team.
Irimari urged the team to embrace teamwork and remain disciplined at all times.
Team leader, Joshua Toivo said that they are ready and more prepared than ever as they have a strong team.
“We won’t come back empty-handed,” he said, promising that they will do their best are going as a united team that will do its best.
Toini Kasheeta regional sports coordinator said that the region is sending out youths partaking in netball, soccer, basketball, boxing, athletics, volleyball, and tennis. The team also have a few para-athletes that will participate in the games
Kasheeta indicated that a total of 92 youths and 12 officials will represent the region at the games.