Full team lists for Africa Games released

Ghana 2024
In some of the sports codes, Namibians will be looking to secure their qualification for the Olympics and other world events.
Andrew Poolman
Namibia is sending a team of 78 representatives to the 13th Africa Games which starts in Ghana on Friday 8 March until 23 March. Venues at three cities in the host nation will be used, namely Kumasi, Cape Coast and the capital Accra.
Namibians will compete in seven sports codes, with Athletics Namibia having the biggest portion of 25 athletes, along with a combined 30 players in the national men’s and women’s cricket squads – the Richelieu Eagles and the Capricorn Eagles.
The travelling groups also includes three wrestlers, eight cyclists, eight swimmers, two chess players and two representatives in karate – accompanied by coaches, managers, medical staff and dignitaries.
With many athletes still actively in competition locally and internationally, their public send-off held on Saturday morning at the Wernhil shopping centre was not nearly in full attendance, but contained a message of encouragement from the minister of sport, Agnes Tjongarero.
The travelling dignitaries will include Tjongarero and her ministry’s executive director Mbumba Haitengela; director of sport Jo-Ann Manuel; the Namibia Sports Commission’s chief administrator Freddy Mwiya and the Namibian National Olympic Committee’s president Abner Xoagub.

Meriam Minin (manager), Modestus Mwiila (coach), Letu Hamhola (coach), Daniel Nicolaas van Heerden (coach); Sadé de Sousa, Ndawana Haitembu, Jade Nangula, Tuuli Angala, Napuumue Hengari, Chrislene Klein, Hanganeni Fikunawa, Johanna Ludgerus, Erin Koff, Gilbert Hainuca, Elvis /Gaseb, Hatango Murere, Ivan Danny Geldenhuys, André Retief, Nyanyukweni Angula, Chenoult Lionel Coetzee, Ryan Williams, Coenraad Kühn, David Dam, Mahmad Bock, Onesmus Nekundi, Sherman du Plessis, Dux Lilato Lutahezi, Enock Kawiwi.

Luis Forcelledo Paz (coach); Ester Abraham, Romio Goliath, Devin Benhard.

Taukondjele Eino Shilongo (manager), Jafet Amukushu(coach), Martin Nghilifavali (mechanic); Monique du Plessis, Olivia Shililifa, Anri Krugel-Greeff, Jean Mari Mostert, Kevin Lowe, Martin Freyer, Danzel de Koe, Adrian Key.

Sonja Skinner (manager), Nadia Jansen van Rensburg (coach); Molina Smalley, Reza Westerduin, Trisha Mutumbulwa, Jessica Humphrey, Alexander Skinner, Ronan Wantenaar, Jose Canjulo, Oliver Durand.

Goodwill Khoa (coach); Jolly Nepando, Heskiel Ndahangwapo.

Johannes Oberholster (coach); Keanu Stuurman, Suzelle Pronk.

Oscar Nauhaus (coach), Justus Hangula (assistant coach), Timothy Yates (analyst), Kara Scheepers (physio), Hestelle Spies (team manager); JJ Smit, JP Kotzé, Jack Brassell, Niko Davin, Gerhard Janse van Rensburg, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Dylan Leicher, Simon Shikongo, Ben Shikongo, Addo Iita, Morris Kariata, Shaun Fouche, Handre Klazinga, PD Blignaut, Malan Kruger.

Francois van der Merwe (coach), Mamatha Maben (consultant), Suné Witmann (team manager), Carla Erasmus (physio); Kayleen Green, Arrasta Diergaardt, Wilka Mwatile, Mekelaye Mwatile, Mezerly !Gorases, Irené van Zyl, Naomi Benjamin, Saima Tuhandeleni, Victoria Hamunyela, Yasmeen Khan, Dietlind Foerster, Leigh-Marie Visser, Rianie Esterhuizen, Bianca Manuel, Sylvia Shihepo.