Hardap selects 30 provisional players for Newspaper Cup

23 Mar 2019 13:30pm
REHOBOTH, 23 MAR (NAMPA) – The Hardap Region has selected a provisional 30-man Under-20 team to compete in the Namibian Newspaper Cup in Mariental next month.
The competition starts on 19 April and ends 22 April and will see all 14 regions represented in what is Namibia’s biggest youth football competition.
Trials were held in all eight constituencies for the selection of the players who will represent Hardap.
Hardap won the competition in 2006 against their fiercest rivals and then host, //Kharas. They finished as runners-up in the Newspaper Cup in 2004 and 2005 and finished third last year after beating pre-tournament favourites, Khomas, 1-0 in the third/fourth place play-off.
Hardap team manager, Ivan Pieters on Saturday told Nampa the team is better prepared this time around.
“The team composition is good as we have a very experienced team that has all the potential to go far in the competition. The team spirit is high and we are banking on our home support to be successful and win the cup on home soil,” Pieters said.
He said Christy Guruseb has once again been given the reigns to coach and the technical team will be selected in the coming week.
“We have former players like Dumisa Jantze who are working with the team,” Pieters added.
The players selected for the provisional team are Bohme Amunyela, Patrick Amutyakala, Eden Araeb, King Boois, Genivo Brendell, Hilden Davids, Silvanus Dirkse, Oiwa Eixab, Elmar Gawachab, McCanon Gowaseb, Johannes Hollombach, Kazombiaze Ihana, Chris Jacobs, Shane Jantze, Jason Karigub, Ngarizemo Kautembu, Hitjivirue Kazedjkuria, Johannes Kheibeb, Hamutenya Kudumo, Breyton Lamberth, Romaltino Lamperth, Armando Lukas, Denzil Matroos, Roberto Pienaar, Marius Skrywer, Brendon Snyer, Sedney Swartbooi, Terrence Taseb, Nazhar Topnaar and Romario Umati.