Nampol win SARPCCO football and 32 medals

19 August 2019 | Sports

Nampol emerged as the overall champions in the football competition of the 2019 Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Coordination Organisation (SARPCCO) Games held in Luanda, Angola from 1 to 13 August.

Constable Willem Shikongo was named the tournament's best goalkeeper, while runner Lavinia Haitope collected eight gold medals at the championship.

“We collected 17 gold medals, eight silvers and seven bronzes,” said Nampol commissioner for training and development, Monaliza Molebugi, who was reporting back to Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga, who was also at Oshikango to receive the 119-member team officially on Friday afternoon. Molebugi said the Namibian team successfully defended their second position of the previous games and finished after Zimbabwe, who won this year's SARPCCO Games.

Addressing the team at the Oshikango police station, Ndeitunga noted that Namibia won the football competition and successfully defended their second position because of the team members' discipline, dedication, teamwork and commitment.

“You did us proud, and we are here to give you a heroes' welcome,” Ndeitunga told the team, while at the same time urging them to already start preparing for the next SARPCCO Games.

This year's games was the 10th edition, and the event is hosted every three years. The date and host country of the next games are yet to be announced.

- NAMPA

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