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Big winner at the awards

(L-R)Hon. Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob, Vivienne Katjioungua, Chairperson, Namibia Sports Commission, Jonas Junias, winner sportsman of the year and Tim Ekandjo, Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, MTC congratulating Junias on his big win. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

(L-R)Hon. Prime Minister Dr Hage Geingob, Vivienne Katjioungua, Chairperson, Namibia Sports Commission, Jonas Junias, winner sportsman of the year and Tim Ekandjo, Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, MTC congratulating Junias on his big win. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

The MTC National Sports Awards (NSC) were held last week at the Windhoek Country Club, the Hon. Dr Hage Geingob, Prime Minister, graced the awards together with sportswomen and sportsmen. The awards where a glitzy affair, with some surprise winners and some obvious winners.
Jonas Junias won the sportsman of the year award, for boxing while cyclist Vera Adrian won sportswoman of the year. Other big winners at the awards were Johanna Benson who won disabled sportswoman of the year and Ruben Soroseb winning the disabled sportsman of the year awards.
Other winners of the night were triathlete Jean Burger who won junior sportsman of the year and swimmer Zanre Oberholzer won junior sportswoman of the year, while Kaurumbua Sutu won disabled junior sportsman of the year and Lahja Ishitile won  disabled junior sportswoman of the year.

The team of the year award went to the Welwitschias, while their coach Danie Vermeulen and Michael Hamukways shared the award for coach of the year. The sports journalist were not left out, with Hector Mawonga winning for print, Helge Schutz for digital, Kavii Vezemburuka for radio and Lesley Tjiueza for television.
The late Quinton Steele Botes was also honoured at the awards and won the lifetime award, with Agnes Tjongarero, Riekie Fredericks, Boston Likando, Frank Newman and Laurie Pieters. The sportswoman and sportsman, coaches, administrator and referees and journalist won cash prizes ranging N$10,000 to N$100,000 that night.

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