Namibia made sporting history by becoming the first African country to invite and host Jamaican female speedster Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. On arriving at the airport, the athletic star was seeing dancing with her welcome dancers in the video above.
Fraser-Pryce, who is the current 100 metre world champion and the only women in athletics history to be crowned world champion three times (2009, 2013, 2015) in the 100 metre category, will be in Namibia this month on an eight-day countrywide tour, whereby she aims to inspire upcoming athletes.
Director of Sport in the line ministry, Shivute Katamba, said the aim of Fraser-Pryce’s visit is to bring hope to aspiring Namibian athletes countrywide, while also putting emphasis on the importance of quality education for athletes.
“She will be here on an eight-day countrywide tour, and will also engage various Cabinet ministers, before heading into the regions to interact with the communities, particularly aspiring disabled and able-bodied young athletes,” Katamba said.