//Kharas U-17 team gets sponsorship

06 Sep 2017 19:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 06 SEP (NAMPA) – Not all constituencies of the //Kharas Region were able to participate in trials held to assemble the regional Under-17 team for the upcoming Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup.
This was due to financial constraints preventing the teams from traveling to Keetmanshoop where the trials took place about three weeks ago.
Despite this, the selected //Kharas U-17 team will play to reach the finals of the tournament, team captain Wilrich Afrikaner and team manager Kallie Goliath promised.
The two were speaking at the handover of a N.dollars 7 000 sponsorship from the //Kharas Regional Council to the team on Wednesday.
The Rosh Pinah-based zinc mine’s football initiative will be held in Windhoek this weekend and will see 14 regional U-17 football teams vie for top honours.
The council’s Acting Chief Regional Officer Bennie Diergaardt said the financial contribution was made in the interest of social development.
At the same event, local businessman Henry Jongwe of Henimma Investments gifted the boys with blue team T-shirts.
He urged them to take sports seriously and to use their talents as a ticket to a career and success in future.
“There are sportspeople from this region like international football players Virgil Vries and Zenatha Coleman who have taken the chance and made a life from football,” Jongwe said.
Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture Chief Regional Sports Officer Gabriel Freyer advised the boys to display respect and requested the team management to keep an eye on the youngsters.
“We have to be strict with these young boys and inculcate in them the right values for sportsmen as opposed to football players that will have bad reputations in future,” he said.