Sports association for uniformed forces launched

The umbrella body will represent personnel of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF), the police and the Namibian Correctional Service.

04 March 2021 | Sports

NAMPA

The Namibia Uniformed Forces/Services Sports Association, an umbrella body under the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC), was launched in the capital on Tuesday.

NSC chief administrator Freddy Mwiya said uniformed forces have produced elite athletes in all sport codes who represent the country internationally.

Mwiya said it was a costly exercise to establish the umbrella body and set up an interim committee.

Speaking at the same occasion, a NamPol Inspect Kenneth Mwatara, who is the acting chairperson of the Namibia Uniformed Forces/Services Sports Association, said their affiliation to the NSC would open doors for their athletes.

“Being recognised as an umbrella body by the sport commission will now see our athletes compete in the Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (Tisan) Games and we can also work with the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) because all these federations are now open to all our sport codes,” he said.

Mwatara added that the new federation will not exclude other security forces such as the Windhoek City Police and security companies, who can register to become affiliates.

He said apart from football, boxing and athletics they are working towards the introduction of other sport codes such as rugby, cycling, swimming and tennis.

The Namibia Uniformed Forces/Services Sports Association is currently housed at the Youth Complex in Katutura.

Paulus Ali Nuumbembe of NDF will be the chairperson, deputised by Victoria Nghiludilwa from NCS.

Additional members are Absalom Mushaandja (NCS), Julius Iindongo, Gareth Fortune Eichab, Ernst Narib (NamPol), Wencuslaus Klaasman (NCS) as well as Frans Hosea and Gottlieb Iivulika (NDF).

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