AfroCat Lions, one of Namibia’s promising sport clubs, recently toured Malawi to promote its brand and exchange ideas with its counterparts there.
The club consists of a netball team that competes in the Khomas Regional League and a football team that competes in the Khomas Second Division.
It was formed in 2009 and has now expanded its brand across six regions of the country.
Last year, AfroCat Lions Club received a sponsorship deal worth N$52,000. Among its sponsors is Affirmative Repositioning ‑ a movement in Namibia that aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of urban youth ‑ that has committed N$15,000.
AfroCat Lions Club executive member, Dimitri Bittler, said the trip to Malawi was to create an opportunity for their players to gain experience.
“We also added some players who are not necessarily from our club such as those from Namibian Correctional Service, Namibian Police Force and the Namibian Defence Force for them to gain experience.
“Our soccer team played against Malawi Under-17 Select team and we won 4-3 but we lost the other two matches, 2-0 to Nyasa Big Bullets and 4-2 to Young Stars Under-21. Our netball team lost its two matches, 58-14 to Kukuma Daimond before we went down again 45-18 to Thunder Queens. Both Malawi Football Association and Netball Association of Malawi are expected to visit Namibia soon,” Bittler said.