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NSC registers handball federation

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The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) on Monday officially handed over a Certificate of Registration (CoR) to the Namibia Handball Federation (NHF) in Windhoek.Speaking at the handover event in Windhoek, NSC Chief Administrator, Freddy Simataa Mwiya, sai…

The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) on Monday officially handed over a Certificate of Registration (CoR) to the Namibia Handball Federation (NHF) in Windhoek.

Speaking at the handover event in Windhoek, NSC Chief Administrator, Freddy Simataa Mwiya, said the granting of the CoR means that the new federation is provisionally registered.

“We have given them two years to organise their structures from regional level until they hold elections to choose national leadership. We want them to start working from the regions and make their way into the capital rather than vice-versa,” Mwiya said.

He added that the NSC already has offices in the regions and they are willing to second their members to help NHF establish offices throughout the country.

Currently, NHF is being led by an interim leadership comprising Issy Nakamwe as president, Sieggie Veii-Mujoro as secretary-general, Bela Veiko as treasurer, and Elina Mutumbulwa as vice president.

The interim leadership has been tasked with the mandate of organising and setting up regional structures across the country, organising the first elective congress before October 2024, registering NHF to the continental and international handball organisations respectively and administering and developing handball in Namibia.

They are also required to find partnerships and sponsorships to develop the sport of handball and organise the game of handball, with their term expected to end in 2024.

Nakamwe said as an organisation, they want to use the sport as a tool for uniting Namibia by introducing it to all schools across the country.

“Long-term wise, we are looking at competing at the Olympics and exposing Namibians to the sport. We want to popularise the sport amongst all Namibians,” he said.

He acknowledged that they have a lot of work to do and are prepared to work hard in especially in the regions, adding they will work hand in hand with the NSC and other federations.

NHF’s registration brings to 50 the number of registered sport federations in Namibia.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency