WINDHOEK, (Rahnuma): Namibia will host the fourth edition of the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Regional Annual Sports Awards (RASA) 2019 scheduled for Windhoek on May 25.
The nominees for the event were announced Monday and Namibia will be represented by two nominees namely Limba Mupetami (journalist) and Ananias Shikongo (Paralympian), who represented the southwestern nation at the regional level this year.
This year’s event, which will be celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating Excellence, Inspiring Innovation”, is expected to attract about 250 invited guests and dignitaries, including ministers of sport from all ten Region 5 member countries, legends and sports celebrities from across the region.
Confirming the final list of the top three nominees per category, the CEO of the African Union Sports Council Region 5, Stanley Mutoya confirmed that the voting process was complete and the top three deserving athletes per category are now in the public domain.
Nine of the 10 member countries who entered the winners of their national sports awards as nominees for RASA 2019 include Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, since the inaugural edition in 2016, the RASA event and the excitement it brings has grown at a country level during the hosting of national awards.