WINDHOEK – Six Namibian sportsmen and women, a boxing coach and the national under-20 rugby team stand a chance of winning prestigious awards at the third edition of the AUSC Region Five awards ceremony.
The Africa Union Sports Council (AUSC) Regional Association of Sports Awards 2018 event is scheduled to take place on 26 May in Johannesburg, South Africa. The nominees were announced by the Namibia Sports Commission in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Delano Muller from kickboxing was nominated in the Junior Sportsman of the Year category; Charlize van Zyl – kickboxing (Junior Sportswoman of the Year), Julius Indongo – boxing (Sportsman of the Year); Helalia Johannes – marathon (Sportswoman of the Year); Johannes Nambala – athletics (Sportsman of the Year with a Disability); and Lahja Ishitile – athletics (Sportswomen of the Year with a Disability); Nestor Tobias – boxing (Coach of the year); and the national under-20 rugby team (Sports team of the Year).
The AUSC Region Five is the sports arm of the African Union. It aims to use sports to achieve peace, integration and unity in Africa irrespective of colour, economic status, politics, class, or gender. Due to the vastness of the continent and for financial prudence, the AUSC divided Africa into seven competition zones. Members of Region Five are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Title: Namibians in eight Region 5 Awards categories
- Posted by:
- Date: 10:04 PM