Archive - Oct 19, 2010
MTC on Tuesday announced a total sponsorship of more than N$17 million for sport in Namibia for the 2010/11 season.
Addressing a media conference, MTC’s Head of Human Capital & Corporate Affairs, Tim Ekandjo gave an overview of MTC’s investment in sport in Namibia over the past five years.
He said that sport sponsorship was a risky undertaking because returns on investment were hard to measure.
Jafet Uutoni, the Commonwealth Games light flyweight silver medallist said that he will quit amateur boxing after the London 2012 Olympics.
Uutoni was speaking after he received a cheque for N$7 000 from the Namibia Boxing Federation as a token of appreciation for winning the silver medal at the just ended Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
He said he will hang up his amateur boxing gloves and turn professional after he represents the country one last time.
The Namibian Boxing Federation (NBF) has blamed the Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) for what it termed “disturbances” before and during the recently ended Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.
The president of NBF, Kelly Nghixulifwa said that the boxers would have performed much better if the NNOC had not interfered with their preparations.
“We sent a strong team of seven boxers and five of them made it to the quarterfinals, just one win short of a medal,” Nghixulifwa said.
“If there were no disturbances we would have done much better,” he added.
The COSAFA Senior Challenge, which had been scheduled to be held in Angola from 13 to 27 November, has been postponed after the Angolan government failed to guarantee the hosting of the tournament.
In a statement the COSAFA president Suketu Patel said that the Angolan government had failed to give them the necessary guarantees on hosting the annual football showpiece.
FNB Namibia announced the support of the National Championships rhythmic gymnastics with an amount of N$ 20 000.00 on Tuesday, October 19. FNB Namibia has been an enthusiastic sponsor of gymnastics for the past four years.