10 Feb 2018 15:50pm
MARIENTAL, 10 FEB (NAMPA) The Omaheke Region appointed a regional technical team to prepare the Under 20 football team to represent the region at the 2018 The Namibian Newspaper Cup.
This years annual event will be held from 30 March to 02 April in Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.
The technical team was appointed following a Cattle Country Football League Executive Committee Meeting held earlier this month.
Speaking to Nampa on Friday, Omaheke League chairperson, Ludwig Croocks Nunuheb said for the region to perform well in the upcoming event, they deemed it necessary to bring in legends of the game.
We have lured our former legends back into the game to assist with development and nurturing of our young talent. Through this, I believe not only Omaheke, but the whole of Namibia will be heading for a better future, he said.
Nunuheb said if all works out according to their plan and good preparations, they intend on bringing the cup to Omaheke again.
The eastern region has won the competition on three occasions, including the inaugural The Namibian Newspaper Cup in 2001, held in Windhoek.
In that final, they beat Otjozondjupa 3-1 and won the cup again in 2002 by defeating Oshikoto 3-2 in Otjiwarongo.
They went on to become the first team to win it three times after defeating host Khomas 2-1 in the 2009 final.
Khomas on their part, holds the record of most victories, winning the cup four times.
We would gladly love to have the cup again in our backyard. Its been a while and therefore we will start with Operation Vat Alles. By this we mean to take all the youth cups, including the Under 17 Skorpion Zinc Cup. It is the year of reckoning, nothing less, Nunuheb bragged.
The full technical team members
Head coach: Danzyl Bruwer
First assistant coach: Quinton Witbeen
Second assistant coach: Ewald Kavirombo
Head of delegation: Gerhard Uamunika
Technical director: Josefart Jagger
Team manager: Hansina Nunuhes
Assistant team manager: Elwin Lesley Gariseb
Equipment manager: Manfred Doëseb
Team medic: Eugenia Mokgatea
Media officer: Hiskia Mweshitumba