NSSU launches ‘Bridging the Gap’ project

DebMarine Namibia in collaboration with the Namibia School Sports Union (NSSU) on Wednesday launched its netball and football competition that will see youth in Namibia compete amongst each other for top honours.

The championships which is going to be sponsored by DebMarine Namibia will see Under 15 and 17 boys and girls in the 14 regions of Namibia compete in netball and football competitions from 04 to 06 October at the Oshakati stadium.

Solly Duiker the NSSU national coordinator said during the launch that this competition is going to improve sports and the youth competing in sports at grassroot level.

We are happy to see DebMarine coming on board in these difficult economic times to sponsor this project. We are going to host regional trial from 7-14 September 2019 in the different regions and after this regional teams are selected they will then compete at the national championships from 04 to 06 October in Oshakati, Oshana region, Duiker said.

Duiker said the football teams will consist of 15 players and two officials while the netball teams will have 10 plyers and two officials.

Our goal as the NSSU is to develop sports at grassroot level but we always fail to do that due to funds. This project will now allow us to give this teams full attires in their regional colours because DebMarine's sponsorship will make that possible,

DebMarine Namibia will sponsor the maiden edition of the youth competition to the tune of N.dollars 2 million.

The NSSU national coordinator also called on other corporate companies to emulate what DebMarine Namibia has done as this will develop sports in the country at youth level.

Source: Namibia Press Agency