The Minister of Sport, Youth and National Youth Service Mrs Agnes Tjongarero this morning kicked off the first-ever Oshana Governor’s Cup, a series of games in several sport codes, which will take place on two days in Oshakati.

The competition will see youths from the region’s constituencies competing in seven sport codes of which soccer and netball will be the main ones.

Minister Tjongarero stated that sport serves as a catalyst for social cohesion, transcending tribal boundaries and social classes.

“This is an opportunity for strengthening existing bonds, and build a stronger Oshana community,” Tjongarero said.

Tjongarero emphasised the power of sport in shaping the youth and encouraged them to give their best during the competitions.

“This may serve as stepping stones to greater achievements for you. We continuously are building better sport facilities since we believe that investing in the youth is to invest in the future of our nation.”

Oshana Governor Mr Elia Kaulifewangali Irimari stated that these competitions are not just about winning. “But mostly about building networks and fostering friendships, promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

“Let’s embrace the spirit of fairplay and unity as we showcase the best of our region in sporting talent.”

The games take place at Oshakati Independence Stadium and at Oshakati Unam Stadium.

In the photo: Sport and Youth Minister Agnes Tjongarero at Oshakati Independence Stadium.