Young athletes from Ohangwena were shining at the first leg of Athletics Namibia’s Grand Prix Series that took place yesterday at Vineta Stadium in Swakopmund.

Ohangwena Region took 28 athletes to the first leg of a series of track races where athletes will be vying to book their places for prestigious international events coming in the near future.

The young team from Ohangwena, known as “the HoHe Team,” made waves yesterday as young athletes took on senior athletes.

While Christine Mboma made sure to win her 100m race at the event by clocking 11.2 seconds, it was Saara Shikongo from Ohangwena who overcame senior athletes to come number one in the 1500m race.

Josef Jonas, Dumeni Andreas and Nakapata Sem were also hot and delivered exceptional performances in 5000m although they squared up with the elite senior Athletics Namibia athletes.

“The whole team collected maximum points and are ready to take on the elite athletes come the 22 January 2022 in Windhoek,” said Mr Teofelus Moses, the marketing and communication manager of Ohangwena Athletics Club.

“We want to thank the Office of Hon Governor Walde Ndevashiya for his unwavering support and commitment in penetrating through the public offices with the message and inspiring business personalities to help his region in funding sport.

“Sincerely we would love to thank Natu Pharmaceuticals & HoHe Wellness Extra (Eenhana Pharmacy) for availing N$34 800.00 that went to food, paying of drivers and S&T, and paying for fuel for the bus. Eenhana Pharmacy, Greenside, thank you for taking the lead towards sport development.

“Last but not least our club is still asking from Good Samaritans from the region and country at large to lend a helping hand to the team as we still have 8 legs to go and we seriously need funding to travel to all events as scheduled.”

In the photo: The athletics team from Ohangwena was sponsored by Natu Pharmacy.