By Carlos Kambaekwa
All seven athletes representing the Tertiary Institution Sports Associations of Namibia (Tisan) at the recently concluded Federation of African Students Union (Fasu) Games in Kampala, Uganda hoisted the country’s flag as they brought home medals from their various disciplines.
High jumper Melissa Amamus was the proud recipient of a silver medal and compatriot Augusta Sethi wrestled the bronze medal in the same discipline, while Hans von Lires returned the compliment with a silver medal in the men’s division.
Middle distance runner Christof Shaanika grabbed two bronze medals in both the 800 and 1500 meters. Godwin Husselman and Eric Verburg teamed up in the men’s double tennis to walk away with a bronze medal – bringing Namibia’s medal tally to six.
Meanwhile, Tisan is to send a strong delegation of 186 athletes including 33 officials to Blantyre, Malawi for the biennale Confederation of Universities and Colleges Sports Associations (Cucsa) Zone Six Games, starting on Friday this week.
The students will be represented in all fifteen disciplines in the six-day competition, namely, netball while the men and women’s teams will all be in action in the following disciplines – football, volleyball, basketball, table tennis, tennis, athletics and chess.
Such is the intensity of the tournament that Tisan has roped in the services of credible coaches Jacky Gertze and Willem Kapukare to take charge of their respective football teams during the competition.
The team departs for Malawi by road later this afternoon.