Under-17s search for goalkeeper

12 Mar 2016 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 12 MAR (NAMPA) - The national Under-17 football team selectors are looking for a goalkeeper to represent the country at the annual Four Nations tournament to be hosted in Walvis Bay over the Easter weekend.
The Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service will host the tournament that will see host Namibia and guests South Africa, Ghana and a Westphalia team, which is selected from the cities of Arnsberg, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Dortmund, Minden and Münster in Germany, compete.
A media statement availed to Nampa on Thursday by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) said interim coach Timo Tjongarero, who will guide the team at the International Four Nations Tournament in Walvis Bay from 23 to 27 March, is calling on parents to take their sons for assessment at Football House.
“There is an urgent need to increase capacity in the goalkeeping department. We urge all parents and interested players to bring boys born in 2000 and later to come to Football House on Monday or get in touch with us so we can assess the prospective goalkeeper. We are only looking for a goalkeeper, not any other position at the moment,” the statement quotes Tjongarero as saying.
Interested parties can contact youth team coordinator Jakes Amaning at 081-2402404.
The U-17 side, which consists of players mainly selected at the 2015 Skorpion Zinc Cup that was held in Tsumeb, is in dire need of a goalkeeper.
The Four Nations Under-17 Tournament will be held at the Kuisebmond Stadium. Host Namibia will open proceedings against the defending champions Ghana at 16h00 on the Wednesday (23 March), with South Africa and Westphalia to battle it out at 18h00.
On Thursday, Ghana will play Westphalia at 16h00 and Namibia will face South Africa at 18h00.
On Good Friday, South Africa and Ghana will clash at 16h00 before Namibia will take on Westphalia.
Saturday will be rest day and Easter Sunday will see a contest for third-place finish at 15h00 to be followed by the crowning match at 17h00.