AGNES Tjongarero will stand unopposed for the position of president of the Namibia National Olympic Committee’s during its general assembly today.
Barring the formalities at the Windhoek Country Club, Tjongarero will head the organisation for another four years, pushing her reign at the national Olympic body to well over two decades.
Tjongarero, who edged Namibia Boxing Federation president Kelly Nghixulifwa during the 2008 elections, declared her intention to keep hold of the position last week.
Part of her reported motivation to stand again is her unquenched desire to see sport administration improve in order for the country to consistently produce world-class athletes.
Also running unopposed is Joan Smit, who is set to be elected in as the new secretary general. Smit has been the deputy to former secretary general Abner Xoagub, who will only stand for a position as board member.
Monica Dahl and Gaby Ahrens will also stand unopposed for the treasurer and athletes’ representative positions respectively, while International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes Commission chairman Frank Fredericks will also be included on the executive.
Four new candidates will challenge the incumbent members for the six available NNOC board positions. Johan Kruger, Alna Similo, Adios Aochamub, and Xavier Masule will attempt to unseat Xoagub, Jesse Schickerling, Daisy Augustyn, Quinton-Steele Botes or Ndeulipula Hamutumwa.
The election will be supervised by Donovan Zealand.