… As all nominees for 27 October showdown are confirmed
By John Tuerijama
Long-distance runner Helalia Johannes, African and national mountain bike champion Michelle Vorster and Namibian hockey’s wonder girl Magreth Mengo are set to go head-to-head for the crown of Sportswomen of the Year, at the MTC/NSC Namibia Sports Awards on 27 October.
Mengo, who used to play her professional hockey in the Netherlands and is the captain of the national women’s hockey team, had been instrumental in Namibia’s qualification for the 2018 Indoor Hockey World Cup, slated for 7 to 11 February in Berlin, Germany.
She will be up against, Vorster who this year clinched gold at the African Mountain Bike Championship, held in August in Mauritius, and Johannes, who is no stranger to the MTC/NSC Sports Awards.
Johannes has scooped various awards in the past, and came second in this year’s the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.
The theme for this year’s MTC/NSC Namibia Sports Awards will be ‘Celebrating our heroes of yesterday and today’.
Many have been honoured in the past, and many more are set to be honoured on the 27 October at Windhoek Country Club and Resort! Purchase corporate tables for 10 people for N$15 000 or tune in to NBC to watch it live!
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Below are the nominees for the other categories:
MTC Sportsman of the Year: Lesley !Hoaeb (kickboxing), Julius Indongo (boxing), Jean-Paul Burger (triathlon)
Nampower Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability: Johanna Benson (para athlete) and Lahja Ishitile (para athlete)
Nampower Sportsman of the Year with Disability: Eino Mushila (para athlete), Ananias Shikongo (para athlete) and Johannes Nambala (para athlete)
Nampower Junior Sportsman of the Year with a Disability: Dian Jansen (para athletic), Kristopher Marunga (para athlete) and Mateus Kambundu (para athlete)
Nampower Junior Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability: Olivia Iyambo (para athlete) and Kertu Kapweya (para athlete)
MTC Junior Sportswoman of the Year: Sadé de Sousa (athletics), Charlize van Zyl (gymnastics) and Heleni Stergiadis (swimming)
MTC Junior Sportsman of the Year: Ivan Danny Geldenhuys (athletics), Delano Muller (kickboxing) and Lance Potgieter (gymnastics)
Tafel Lager Sports Team of the Year: Women’s national hockey team, under-20 rugby team and senior national rugby team
Coach of the Year: Michael Hamukwaya (athletics), Erwin Handura (hockey) and Nestor Tobias (professional boxing)
Umpire of the Year: Oscar Lambert (rugby), Jackson Pavaza (football) and Andrew Louw (cricket)
Development Programme of the Year: Netball Namibia, Namibia Cycling Federation and Field Hockey Programme
Journalist of the Year: Limba Mupetami (Namibian Sun), Otniel Hembapu (New Era), Fillephus Sheehama (Energy 100FM) and Jesse Kauraisa (Namibian Sun)
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