15 Apr 2019 14:40pm
RUNDU, 15 APR (NAMPA) The Kavango West Region has finalised its squad for the upcoming 18th edition of The Namibian Newspaper Cup slated for Mariental at the weekend.
Head coach Andreas Kapumburu told Nampa on Monday that the final squad was selected on 05 April 2019 and preparations are going well as the team is currently in camp doing some final touches.
The boys are ready. We are just trying to get our tactics right as our aim is to go compete and not just participate. I am confident that we will make it through the group stages to the semi-finals, he expressed.
He added that last year, the regional team has been struggling in the striking department which made it tough to score goals but rectified the problem with strong attacking players that can rake in some goals.
The coach further called on the supporters to rally behind the team as this will give the boys an extra boost.
Kavango West is grouped alongside the defending champions Omaheke and host region Hardap, along with Kunene.
The team is as follows: Eugen Morosi, Reino Haiyambo, Leevi Mulekesa, Johannes Mukuve, Samuel Jason, Nehemia Ihemba, Jacobus Sitemo, Andrias Petrus, Thomas Sikera, Olavi Kabono, Damian Nathanael, Hamutenya Hausiku, John Hamutenya, Hendrick Muronga, Thomas Karara, Gerson Ndjamba, Klemens Hausiku, Mpunze Wilbard, Paulus Mungeli and Thomas Karupu.
The tournament will kick off on 19 April until 22 April 2019.