Batubaja Combined School team gets soccer boots

08 Aug 2019 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 08 AUG (NAMPA) – The Batubaja Combined School situated 110 kilometres from Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region on Thursday got a boost of soccer boots ahead of the Copa Coca-Cola finals slated for Rehoboth from Friday to Saturday.
Standard Bank Namibia handed over 16 pairs of soccer boots to the learners who won the inaugural regional Copa Coca-Cola championships that were held in the Zambezi Region. The handover took place in Windhoek.
Rehoboth High School will host the national finals of the Copa Coca-Cola Under-15 boys football tournament, which will see 14 teams representing their respective regions.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Standard Bank Namibia Public Relations and Communication manager, Isack Hamata said they decided to make a small contribution to the school from the Zambezi Region.
“The finals will be played in Rehoboth and we were told you played your regional tournament barefoot but you won that tournament, and we saw it was humane for us to assist you with soccer boots for the finals,” he said.
He added that the money value for the boots is small compared to the significance this contribution will have on the young footballers’ lives.
Simasiku Obert, the head of department at Batubaja Combined School told the media that the boots and bags donation is a great gesture from the bank’s side and a good motivation for them ahead of the tournament.
The participating schools expected to showcase their skills this weekend are Mariental High School (HS), A Shipena, Kunene (combined team), Wennie du Plessis, John Pandeni Combined School (CS), Lordsville CS, Tutaleni HS, Neyuva Senior Secondary School (SSS), Eenhana CS, Tsumeb SSS, Otjozondjupa (combined team), Mupini CS, Ongwediva Junior Secondary School and Batubaja.