IT looks like Team Namibia will be toothless at the upcoming Commonwealth games set for April, as the country might have to send a team without her star sprinters.
Our sprinters who attended the Pretoria High Performance Centre for the past few months have had it tough with some picking up injuries which could prevent them from participating in the Australian games.
Disappointingly, Ernst Narib picked an elbow injury while fellow athletes Gerhardus Maritz failed to impress at the ASA Grand Prix last week Thursday.
How does South Africa fully prepare their athletes, and produce world record holders, a situation which is not achieved by Namibian athletes?
Since the retirement of Frank Fredericks, Namibia’s so-called able-bodied athletes have dismally failed to bring home medals except for the country’s Paralympic athletes, who banged a number of medals at the previous Paralympic competitions.
When will the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) leadership and perhaps advisers to Minister Erastus Uutoni undertake a trip to either Botswana or South Africa to gain from the athletic expertise and sport administrators there on how they run the sport portfolios?
In 2016, South Africa produced a 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk who smashed Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old world record.
The South African Sport Trust is among others tasked with building or installing sport facilities; distribute sporting equipment and kit as well as providing effective delivery of sustainable sports development projects.
This service is delivered to disadvantaged communities and caters predominantly for schools, which according to the funders, is in support of the objective in the National Sports Plan.
Where are the Namibian national sport policies, the categorization policy and the reward policy? When will they be tabled?
Here we have athletes going to Australia for the Commonwealth Games and yet again the unfinished rewarding policy now with the Minister of Sport is still silent.
It is important for the sport administrators, especially the NSC chief administrator Freddy Mwiya to undertake this important trip with some of his commissioners and study what their counterparts in SADC are doing.
In 2017, the former Minister of Sport Jerry Ekandjo introduced a two-member committee tasked with finding out the shortcomings in sports. Former footballer Amos Shuya was appointed as a member yet these findings have never been made public,
I wonder why?
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