Unlike their football national counterparts prolong wait on their allowances for having won the COSAFA Under-17 Cup this year, Paralympic athletes have finally been presented with their cash prizes.A meeting held at the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC)’s head office earlier today, with disgruntled athletes who yesterday staged a strike demanding their reward for having won medals at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo, Brazzaville resolved to reward the athletes.
Yesterday, the Paralympic athletes threated to boycott the Paralympic Summer Games slated for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil early next month if no payment is authorized.Speaking to Confidente on the outcome, NSC Chief Administrator, Walter Haseb, said the meeting resolved to reward athletes as follows, N$ 60 000 (gold), N$ 40 000 (silver) and N$ 20 000 for bronze.
As for the Rio 2016 incentives, the chief administrator said athletes were promised monetary incentives should they bring home medals from Rio.The team is expect to leave on Monday.
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