NIIHA welcomes champs back

11 August 2019 | Sports

Seven Namibian teams competing at the recently held State Wars Inline Hockey Tournament at Fort Wayne (Indiana) in the United States of America, were welcomed home to celebrate their achievements there with a Frühshoppen held at the DTS grounds on Saturday. Namibian Ice- and Inline Hockey Association (NIIHA) president Holger Mentzel got all the youngsters together who were dressed in their national colours to congratulate them by name and for every achievement. “Seven teams and seven medals is quite an accomplishment for 33 youngsters who gave it their all while representing their country with pride and honour,” Mentzel said at the event. The Namibian team competed over 10 days in 48 matches, winning 37. “This development effort was Namibia's largest ever push in regards to teams and players,” he added saying that the 33 players came from all five clubs affiliated to the NIIHA. Photo Stefan Noechel

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