The NAMDIA Foundation last Friday announced a sponsorship and official handover of N$400 000 to Athletics Namibia (AN) for the Namibian team’s participation at the upcoming 2022 African Championships, taking place in Cote D’Or, Mauritius, from 8 to 12 June 2022.

“NAMDIA is pleased to share that this is our second commitment to Athletics Namibia and last year’s sponsorship assisted our Namibian team participate in the 2021 World Youth Championship where they secured top medals,” said NAMDIA’s CEO Mr Kennedy Hamutenya.

“Besides our sponsorships of Athletics Namibia last year, through our Sport Pillar, we also sponsored the Namibian Olympic Team for their participation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games and the Namibia Rugby Women’s National Team for their first historic match against Zambia.

“This year, we kick-started our Sport Pillar with the sponsorship of middle distance athlete David Dam for his participation at the ASA Athletics Grand Prix Continental Tour where he secured 3rd place and achieved his personal best time.

“NAMDIA has been intensely committed to ploughing back into the community, not only through our mandate of price discovery, but in proactively participating in tangible projects that have positive and direct impact on our fellow Namibians.

“The establishment and existence of The NAMDIA Foundation demonstrates our long term dedication to our philanthropic aspirations.”

The team of 15 athletes will participate in 400m, 200m, 100m Relays, Triple jump, Discus, and Shotput. The team has already left for Mauritius and is accompanied by Coach Henk Botha and Coach Letu Hamhola.

In the photo: Athletes receiving their cheque at NAMDIA offices with Henk Botha – Team Coach, Erwin Naimhwaka – President of Athletics Namibia, Kennedy Hamutenya – CEO of NAMDIA, Bryan Eiseb – Chairman of NAMDIA Board of Directors, Agnes Tjongarero – Minister of Youth, Sport and National Service, Ebson Uanguta – Patron of Athletics Namibia.