Namibia set to host a four nation's under-17 tournament featuring
South Africa, Ghana and the regular visitors Westphalia.
The competition to be held over the Easter weekend from 18 to 21 April
at the Swakopmund Sports Complex.
"This tournament is organised by Namibia every two years and we do
invite countries to come. It will be great chance for our new crop of
under-17 boys to test themselves against the best in the world. It is
not really about winning but the exposure and experience for the boys.
Winning is always a valuable bonus," tournament director Roger
Kambatuku Kambatuku said.
After the tournament, Namibia's U/17 side is expected to leave for
Westphalia, Germany for three weeks to take part in international
Players that have nurtured their footballing talents through the
project include reliable Orlando Pirates striker Terdius Uiseb, Africa
Stars new midfield conductor McBride Ndjavera, Tura Magic's
uncompromising defender Innocent Tembo and teammate Salom Pap.
Amazulu and Brave Warriors regulars Larry Horaeb, Sadney Urikhob and
Petrus Shitembi also polished their skills through the initiative and
as well as African Stars' Eslin Kamuhanga, Tigers' lethal striker
Benson Shilongo and Blue Waters midfielder Enrico Hoebeb, just to
mention a few.