17 Nov 2018 18:00pm
REHOBOTH, 17 NOV (NAMPA) The Young Brazilians are in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) to represent not only Karasburg, but the whole of the ||Kharas Region, veteran player Kennedy Namene said Saturday.
They also aim to cement their status for the current campaign, he said during a stopover at Rehoboth en route to Otjiwarongo to face Mighty Gunners on Sunday in Round 2 of the NPL.
Young Brazilians are the first team from Karasburg, and only the second team from ||Kharas in recent memory after the now defunct Fedics United from Keetmanshoop, to play in the NPL.
Namene said they need the assistance of Karasburg residents, political leaders and everyone that has the interests of the team at heart, to survive their maiden campaign in the premier league.
Ever since I joined Young Brazilians in 2015 we have dreamed of playing in the flagship league of the country, and now that we have realised that dream we have to play with heart and maintain our status in the league. All this we can do with the support of our fans and everyone, including corporate companies, in the region, he said.
Another player, Toukel Simboya, echoed Namenes sentiments and said the team will take everything step-by-step.
We will not get ahead of ourselves and say we want to end in a certain position and thus put unnecessary pressure on ourselves. We need to take baby steps and grow as a team and gain NPL experience and only thereafter we can talk about positions and titles, he said.
Simboya said the people of Karasburg should be proud of the team, take ownership and pledge their support.
Support not only means give money. It can also mean buying energy drinks for the team, donating casual gear or any small token. We will be grateful for all those gestures, he said.
The two players said they aim to at least collect a point on their travels.
If we cannot get three points, we should at least come away with a point. That way we will survive our first campaign, Simboya stated.