Hamukwaya hails Fredricks foundation

The Frank Fredericks Foundation has continued to support Namibian para-athlete Johannes Nambala.

03 April 2020 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

WINDHOEK



Namibia Paralympics Committee secretary-general Michael Hamukwaya has lauded the Frank Fredericks Foundation for supporting para-athlete Johannes Nambala.

Nambala's preparations and livelihood have been boosted after receiving additional money from the foundation.

Hamukwaya said he believes the sponsorship shows that the foundation does not discriminate and is committed to improving the standard of athletes in Namibia.

“This is a very important and great gesture from the Frank Fredericks Foundation and we really have to thank them for what they are doing for our athletes.

“It also shows that they are not there to discriminate but are here to help anyone, regardless of their background and situation.

“I believe this will give the athlete a boost going into the games because he knows that there are people who believe in him,” Hamukwaya said.



Second windfall

This is the second time the athlete has received a sponsorship from the foundation, after receiving N$200 000 in 2016.

Nambala, who has already booked his place to the Tokyo Paralympics, which have been postponed to 2021, had been preparing for the games before the coronavirus outbreak. The athlete expressed gratitude towards the foundation for helping him out.

“This sponsorship came at a time I was very worried about my future given that I had limited funds to prepare for the Tokyo games.

“I would like to thank the foundation for extending their support towards me.

“It will help me prepare much easier for the games that are now slated for 2021,” Nambala noted.



Fredericks delighted

The foundation said the money is important for Nambala's preparations for the games and also for his livelihood. Founder of the foundation and former four-time Olympic medallist in track and field events, Frank Fredericks, said he hopes the sponsorship will motivate the athlete to continue chasing his dreams.

“The foundation was created to help Namibian athletes from all backgrounds to make sure that they do not give up their dreams because of financial constraints,” Fredericks said.

Nambala has been one of Namibia's top performing athletes, scooping two silver medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.Born in Likokola Uukwaluudhi in the Omasati Region, the visually impaired 29-year-old remains a medal hopeful at the postponed games.

Nambala's coach Letu Hamhola welcomed the sponsorship, adding that the foundation helped immensely to make sure the athlete can aim for more than a silver medal to show his commitment and appreciation.

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