SOMETIMES It’s important to simply say “thank you”, and this is the case this week, following the announcement that government, through the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service, has injected N$10 million into the coffers of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), for the Brave Warriors participation in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Morocco.
Another “thank you” is in order, following the N$4 million government injected into the Namibia National Olympics Committee (NNOC) for the participation of the country’s athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the N$900 000 given to the Namibia Hockey Union (NHU) for the women’s hockey team’s participation at the 2018 Indoor Hockey World Cup, which takes place in Berlin in February next year.
As a sports scribe, who wholly understands the precarious financial situation in which our sport codes find themselves, I also want to give a special “thank you” to the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor), which is playing an important role in assisting the national women’s indoor hockey team.
This assistance culminated in their World Cup qualification and represents an immense contribution by a corporate, to the upliftment of the sport’s code. It was great to hear national indoor women’s team head coach, Erwin Handura, wholeheartedly thanking Fishcor for its contribution, during the presentation of the national colours to the team on Tuesday.
We understand that Fishcor came on board during the initial stages of the World Cup qualification campaign, and that soon an official sponsorship agreement between the company and the NHU is to be announced.
Like I always emphasise in my column, it is important for the corporate sector not to wait until a team is crowned champions or individual athletes become gold medallists, before playing a proactive role in nurturing and moulding these talented young men and women, in their quest to make their country proud.
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