Zone Six team departs to Zimbabwe

WINDHOEK; Team Namibia left for Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Sunday for the 2014 Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone Six Under-20 Youth Games set for 04 to 14 December.

Namibia will compete in football (men and women), track and field, boxing, netball, swimming and tennis.

The team of 125 athletes consists of Paralympic athletes.

Team manager Victoria Katukula, who is a sports officer in the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture, told Nampa on Sunday the team is ready to compete.

“The athletes were in a training camp for the past week, and they are ready even though we did not have enough time to prepare due to some players writing exams. But we are going to fight for medals,” she said.

The athletes will be accompanied by coaches, administrators and medical personnel.

Under-20 women’s football team coach, Bertus Bock said his team will come home with silverware from Bulawayo.

“We have been preparing for a month now with the girls and they are excited to play at the championships and show what they are made off. The only problem we had was that some players who joined the team from the outside regions were a bit unfit, but they have made progress,” he stated.

His team include players like Annouska Kordom, Memory Ngonda and Lovisa Mulunga, who represented Namibia at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Championship hosted in Namibia in October this year.

Namibia ended second in the 2012 edition of the Zone Six Games held in Lusaka, Zambia in 2012.

The next games are set for Luanda, Angola in 2016