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‘Speed queen’ Mboma appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the Sam Nujoma Foundation

‘Speed queen’ Mboma appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the Sam Nujoma Foundation

Olympic silver medalist, Christine Mboma has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador of the Sam Nujoma Foundation, following her near-triumph at the just concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The founding father, Sam Nujoma in his capacity as patron of his foundation announced this in a statement on Monday, while he congratulated Mboma for her exceptional, outstanding, breathtaking and courageous performance .

Nujoma further congratulated Beatrice Masilingi, Helaria Johannes and all the other Namibian athletes for consistently representing the country  the world stage.

“Their performance, tenacity and personal best during the Olympic games make us proud as Namibians,” he said.

“Given that the Sam Nujoma Foundation has been founded upon the principle of self-reliance and capacity building, through the process leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, our athletes have demonstrated high sense of self-reliance in their abilities, raw talent and above all patriotism for their motherland,” he added.

Meanwhile, Nujoma wished the athletes continued success in all their endeavors, while congratulating them as well as their mentor and coach, Henk Botha for his leadership in guiding the youthful athletes to victory.

“His passion for sports has not gone unnoticed and his generosity, not only in mentoring these young athletes but also by contributing financially to their upkeep, deserve accolades. May the nation learn that leadership accompanied by a solid vision and hard work will lead to success,” he concluded.


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The Economist does not have a dedicated sport reporter. This designation is used for several contributors who want their sport stories in the Economist. Experience has taught us that companies usually want their sport sponsorships published prominently, being the reason for a sports category. It now also carries general sport items but only those with direct Namibian relevance. - Ed.