By Simon Liseli
The Namibian Police National team has scooped 43 medals in the just ended SARPCO Games for 2022, held in Tanzania.
They returned back to Namibia on Thursday September 22, 2022.
Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation, (SARPCO) Games took place in Dares Salaam the capital of the Republic of Tanzania , and 186 men and women from the force participated in different sport activities such as Football for men only, Volleyball, Netball, half marathon, darts and chess.
They scooped 4 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 31 bronze medals totaling 43 medals. Eleven (11)countries participated in different games that kicked-off from September 1 -17, 2022.
Nampol team departed through Ngoma, east of Zambezi region via Zambia to Tunduma border post into Tanzania in Dares Salaam where the event took place.
The Namibian police competed in the games that are meant for networking among the member states and was crowned the third overall winner, and also received the most disciplined team award.
Welcoming them back home was the Deputy Commissioner Magdalena Garises, Head of Administration in Zambezi region who congratulated the participants for their good achievements and wished them good luck to continue keeping the spirit of the country alive.
“Its good to see you guys because its not always safe for you people who have spend five days on the road so my spirit is very high” said Garises.
She mentioned out that in everything people they must trust and keep hope in God. Deputy Commissioner added that the teams remain as for a specific person. “You went as a team so all medals that was received is for the country especially the Namibian police force” She noted.
Deputy Commissioner Garises encouraged them to keep on training to win more medals in the next SARPCO Games that are scheduled for 2025,“What you did shows that you didn’t go their for jokes”she noted.
She voluntarily donated N$1000 to the teams and promised to talk to their finance people to add on something for refreshments of participants.