RUNDU, 29 APR – The Maria Mwengere Secondary School (MWSS) awarded one of its teachers, Patrick Kashera with a certificate of excellence for managing a boxer who brought home a gold medal from the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia recently.
Kashera was the national boxing team’s head coach and team manager, together with Israel Hamutumbangela from the Ohangwena Region at the games.
The two coached Namibia’s Jonas Junias Jonas to a gold medal performance in the 64 kilogramme light welterweight category at the competition.
During the handing over ceremony of the certificate last week, Principal of MWSS, Venislaus Kudumo said Kashera did an exceptional job with the task of coaching that was given to him.
“What I am most proud of is that whenever they are going to talk about Mr. Kashera, there will always be mention of the school Maria Mwengere. That, to me stands out very much,” Kudumo said.
On his part, Kashera told Nampa on Sunday that Jonas was placed in a very challenging division that had experienced boxers but triumphed, because he already had the enthusiasm to bring home a gold medal.
“As coaches we had to guide him, train with him and encourage him,” Kashera said.