Club comes to players’ aid

20 May 2020 | Local News

Kuisebmond


Blue Waters Sport Club handed food parcels to its cricket, netball and soccer team players.

The coastal-based club, which was founded in 1936, distributed 84 parcels valued at N$22 000 to players and coaching officials.

Due to adherence to Covid-19 measures, two representatives from each code were invited to receive and distribute the parcels to respective team members.

The initiative came about after club secretary Tostao Imbili approached two staunch supporters in a bid to assist players. “We are facing a dire situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This triggered management to brainstorm about doing something for the players. Looking at the situation, we saw that our athletes really need food,” Imbili said.

He said that some players do not work and depend solely on the money they receive from the Namibian Premier League (NPL).

“It’s well known that soccer has been dormant for over a year. Due to this, our players do not have any income. Players have nothing to offer their children and family, and this prompted us to act. While it is a small token, we hope they will realise that the club cares.”

Club chairman Matheu Kambala along with staunch supporter Robert Shimooshili, both responded positively to the idea, digging into their own pockets to assist the players.

Shimooshili encouraged the players to not lose hope and called on supporters to take hands in keeping the players motivated.

“For now, we need to share the resources at our disposal with the players who are club assets. They need to keep and maintain their discipline. The virus will be under control and a thing of the past one of these days. Sporting activities will resume and players will be able to earn a living again.”

Blue Waters Cricket Club coach Justice Hangula said the donation means a lot to players, especially those based in Kuisebmond.

“All coaches and athletes have been affected. Many people do not have an income, while some were required to stop doing business. This really came as a surprise and we are all thankful for the gesture.”

Similar News

 

Namibians stranded at sea

1 day - 29 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Carnival Fascination has been travelling up and down the Namibian coast for three days. On board are, among others, seven Namibians and...

Walvis Bay budget to be tabled today

2 days ago - 28 May 2020 | Local News

Council usually conducts the tweaking process of its annual budget for the coming financial year at this time of the year. Residents of Walvis Bay...

Mayor pleads for adherence of protective measures

2 days ago - 28 May 2020 | Local News

Walvis Bay Residents have an obligation to protect themselves to the best of their ability in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Walvis Bay...

Maatskaplike werker open spens

4 days ago - 26 May 2020 | Local News

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Te midde van die heersende Covid-19 pandemie, is daar egter nog steeds barmhartige Samaritane wat in tye van nood...

Gold mine donates to Otjimbingwe

5 days ago - 24 May 2020 | Local News

QKR Namibia Navachab Gold Mine recently donated food parcels consisting of maize meal, tinned fish and cooking oil to vulnerable members of the Otjimbingwe community.Handing...

Daures residents to benefit from SPYL donation

1 week ago - 19 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Erongo branch of the SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) donated food parcels worth N$15 000 to the office of the governor. Each...

Ouma Haoses steek 104de kersie aan

1 week ago - 19 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Magrieth Haoses het haar eerste asemteug op 5 Mei 1916 op ’n plaas by /Gurus in die Hardapstreek gegee. Vandag, 104...

Ondersteuning vir enkelouers

1 week ago - 18 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Twee inwoners van Swakopmund, George Olivier en Bianca Dronia, het ’n maand gelede die Better Life Project gestig. Olivier, die trotse...

Chameleons defy death

2 weeks ago - 15 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] They are tiny, slightly unbalanced on their feet and yet very feisty.Six Namaqua chameleons that are common in the desert close...

Food for Usakos residents

2 weeks ago - 14 May 2020 | Local News

Usakos • [email protected] The organisation Sons and Daughters of Usakos donated food to the value of N$50 000 to less fortunate residents of the...

Latest News

Stricter control for truckers

13 minutes ago | Health

Swakopmund • [email protected] governor Neville Andre announced strict measures to control the movement of truck drivers, citing the 21st case of Covid-19 in Namibia for...

Namport assists in repatriation of...

28 minutes ago | Health

Walvis Bay • l[email protected] The American passenger liner Carnival Fascination, docked at berth 1 of the port of Walvis Bay on Friday morning,...

Black Boy surfing the airwaves...

35 minutes ago | Art and Entertainment

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Local rapper Bachmann (24) recently released his latest project, Black Boy, which is available on Donlu Africa, Soundcloud, YouTube, Facebook...

Namibians stranded at sea

1 day - 29 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Carnival Fascination has been travelling up and down the Namibian coast for three days. On board are, among others, seven Namibians and...

CAN calls for better tobacco...

1 day - 29 May 2020 | Health

The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) has called on the ministry of health and government to review the Tobacco Control Act of 2010 in light...

Ten elephants culled

1 day - 29 May 2020 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] elephants that posed a risk to human life and agriculture were culled in various regions of the country last month.According to the...

Educating the youth through television...

1 day - 28 May 2020 | Youth

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Long-time best friends and entrepreneurial partners Jörg Walter (20) and Bryan Nakambonde (20) will soon be premiering an educational television...

Brand laat 30 dakloos

1 day - 28 May 2020 | Disasters

Swakopmund • [email protected] Dertig Swakopmunders is haweloos gelaat ná hul plakkershuis in Mondesa afgebrand het.Die vyf gesinne wie se huisie deur vlamme verswelg is,...

African Vocals sing online

1 day - 28 May 2020 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Vocals held an online concert at the Lutheran Church in Swakopmund on Sunday, streaming it live on their Facebook and Instagram pages....

Load More