Let’s get it!

Otis Daniels_Finck
Windhoek • Limba Mupetami

Namibia’s 18-year-old sprint sensation Christine Mboma says this year will be one of hard work and proud moments.

Mboma, who was on holiday in Swakopmund, said that she has not only been spending time with her loved ones but is also training.

She says she does not want to promise too much, but will do her best.

She adds that she learned a lot from last year and will use that to prepare better for the new athletics season, which will see competitions such as the World Championships in March.

Mboma shared with Namibian Sun that the success she enjoyed last year should be a motivation to other Namibians to do better for themselves too.

She further spoke about young Namibians, saying that they should never give up on their dreams.

“You never know when your time and chance will come,” she said.

Mboma, the Under-20 African record holder in the 200 metres, is one of the six nominees for BBC African Sports Personality of the Year.

She was nominated along with Kenya’s Eluid Kipchoge and Faith Kipyegon, South Africa’s Ntando Mahlangi and Tatjana Schoenmaker and Senegal’s Edourd Mendy.

Voting lines have closed and the winner will be announced on 7 January on the BBC Sport Africa website.

Mboma is also among Radio France Internationale’s top African athletes of 2021.