MTC Sports awards beckoning
The MTC Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) Sports Awards will recognise local sporting talents on 31 October at the Windhoek Country Club.
A total of 16 awards will be handed out at the event. The awards will include Disabled Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year who will walk away with N$100,000 each, and the biggest category the Sports Achiever will see the athelete walk away with N$200,000, the highest amount ever seen.
Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, MTC said that sportsmen and sportswomen deserve good prize money for the effort they put in, whether they are able bodied or disabled.
Ekandjo said that last year they promised that they would collectively make an effort to increase the prize money, so that it would become equivalent to the achievements of the sportsmen and women and this year’s award will see MTC deliver on that promise.
“For the first time the Awards will also recognise journalists in both print and electronic media, unlike in the past where only print media journalist were recognised, the media play an important role in the development of sports and we can therefore not leave them behind,” said Ekandjo.
“The theme this year is “Creating a Winning Sporting Nation”, and H.E President Hifikepunye Pohamba will deliver the keynote address, while Professor Joseph Diescho will also be giving a talk at the Awards. The partners at this year’s Sports Awards are NamPower, Coca-Cola, FNB, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR), Trip Travel, Windhoek Country Club and Resort (WCCR), Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC), South African Airways (SAA), Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) and OTB Sports.