Ministry of Youth and Social Service Director of Sport, Jo-ann Manuel, said the ministry remains committed to assisting initiatives such as the Omusati Governor’s Cup, which helps to uplift athletes at local level.
Manuel made the remarks during the official opening of the inaugural PstBet Governor's cup at Olufuko Cultural Centre in Omusati Region on Friday.
The tournament, which is sponsored by PstBet to the tune of N.dollars 210 000, kicked off on Thursday and will conclude on Sunday.
Manuel stated that as a ministry, they are mandated with the promotion and development of sport in the country.
“The Governors’ Cup being hosted by the all governors and the financial injection from PstBet really comes in handy to
assist our ministry with the delivery of sport development in the country,” she said.
She said the ministry sees this project as an opportunity to discover the undiscovered gems in the Omusati constituencies and present them to regional and national
sport federations for polishing.
Omusati Governor, Erginus Endjala, said that their annual sports tournaments are not merely about games and medals, but symbolise the values that sports instills in people, such as discipline, perseverance and teamwork, among others.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency