||Kharas announces technical team to lead U-17 football team

05 Aug 2019 14:50pm
REHOBOTH, 05 AUG (NAMPA) – The ||Kharas Region has appointed a technical team to prepare its Under-17 (U17) boys football team for the defence of its Skorpion Zinc Cup, scheduled to take place in the capital between 23 and 26 August.
In an interview with Nampa on Sunday, Emrico Blaauw, who will serve as the team’s manager, said they will start with preparations on 11 August and have retained a large contingent of the team that won the competition last year.
“We have most players from last year and will add a few from the three academies we have in the region. We had a U-17 team that played against a Northern Cape team in Oranjemund earlier this year and will also add some players from them,” Blaauw said.
Suzel Cloete will serve as the head of delegation to the tournament; with Neville Willemse as the team’s head coach, deputised by Tuhafeni Fillipus. Robert Kooper will serve as the kit manager.
The tournament’s defending champions have been grouped with Hardap, Omaheke, Kavango East and Oshana in group B.
In group A, hosts Khomas will go up against Erongo, Kunene, Zambezi and Otjozondjupa.
Group C is comprised of Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Omusati and Kavango West.
The top three teams and the best placed runner-up will qualify for the semi-finals of the competition.