All systems go for NASE: Mwiya

Organisers of the first ever Namibia Sports Expo (Nase) say preparations are at an advanced stage for the event which is scheduled for 05-07 September at the Independence and HageGeingob Stadiums.

Updating the media in Windhoek, Freddy SimataaMwiya, who is the Chairperson of Nase as well as the Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) said everything is now in place for the event.

That vision created by the minister of sports (Erastus Uutoni) which we at times we thought it was just a story is now a reality. We started with no funds, but we believed in corporate Namibia to help support us. Indeed we are very much proud that they have come to the party, he said.

Mwiya said organising the event coast N.dollars 1,5 million and not a single cent came from the NSC budget.

He added that local exhibitors will dominate the Nase while South African, Senegalese, Batswana and Egyptians will also be exhibiting at the event.

The three day event will feature various sports discussion by local and international participants.

The CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Region Five Stanley Mutoya will be a guest speaker at the event. We have Sports Professors from South Africa who will make presentations ranging from racism to medicine in sports, he further explained.

Mwiya said there will be free transport from Katutura to the two stadiums and back.

There will also be various games such as Zumba, Aerobics, Bootcamp and Yoga.

The official opening will take place on day two, with the vice president of the republic of Namibia officially opening the event in the morning.

In the afternoon, there will various games such as a football match between members of parliament against the diplomatic corps.

There will also be continuous musical performances by various artist, while other sporting activities take place.

Day three will have the fun run with the minister, Games between State Owned Enterprises, Volleyball, more Football especially seven-a side and other sports.

The Sports Expo was established with the aim to professionalise sports in Namibia and bring unity in the country.

The project was approved by cabinet in October and inaugurated by the minister of Sport Youth and National Service Uutoni in November 2018.

Source: Namibia Press Agency