24 Apr 2017 09:50am
REHOBOTH, 24 APR (NAMPA) The Young Beauties Football Club (FC) coach said national team selectors should make time to scout for talent in the South, as football in Namibia does not only revolve around the Khomas, Omaheke regions and the North.
Aubrey Zunga Mathias, former player of University of Namibia (UNAM) FC and now coach of Young Beauties, said this after his team qualified for the Round of 16 Debmarine Namibia Cup in Windhoek on Saturday.
National scouts need to come down to places like Grunau, Karasburg and Aroab to unearth the rough diamonds and integrate them into the junior national football teams to have them feel appreciated in what they are doing, he told Nampa Sunday.
Young Beauties from Keetmanshoop defeated Rhino FC from Rundu 4-3 on penalties after the game ended three-all in regular time.
Mathias further said his players appreciated the game because it was a great learning curve and they were exposed to a high level of competition.
Although inexperience almost caused us the game, we held on and won on penalties.
He said his players controlled the first half of the game but missed chances and loss of concentration and discipline in the second half, allowed Rhinos comeback.
Mathias noted that they need to work on their concentration and also fine-tune their finishing.
These boys are still young as the eldest in the team is 26, and I believe with the correct guidance and support they have the potential to go far and even break into the national football teams.
A total of 34 goals were scored in the Round of 32, with Eleven Arrows scoring a whopping eight goals.
The full results:
Saturday, 22 April at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek
Rhino (3) 3-(4) 3 Young Beauties
UNAM 3 -1 Eleven Champions
Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb
Young Chiefs 3-2 Kantema Bullets
Ogongo United 0-8 Eleven Arrows
Khuse (3) 2-(4) 2 Touch & Go
Sunday, 23 April at the Oscar Norich Stadium
King Fischer 0-3 Tura Magic
Civics 4-0 Ohangwena Namibian Police Force