D. Hotto #7
10 June 2019 | Sports
Namibian star Deon Hotto is eager to carry the hopes of the national team with his teammates when they play in the 2019 Afcon finals.
The Namibian was recently awarded for his exploits in the just-ended PSL season which saw him scoring five goals and providing 14 assists in 29 matches for Bidvest Wits.
His focus is now on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July.
“I do believe that we have a strong team with spirited players and we all just want to work hard for this team at the Egypt finals. It will be an amazing thing if we happen to win our first ever match at the tournament. I do believe that it is not going to be an easy task but I am relishing the challenge,” Hotto says.
Born on 29 October 1990, Hotto is blessed with a powerful left foot and incredible speed.
He played for several street teams before getting his first taste of competitive football at Swakopmund United in 2009.
At the time, Swakopmund United was one of the biggest clubs in the town and played in the First Division.
At the age of 21, Hotto joined Swakopmund's Blue Boys FC during the 2012/2013 season.
He showed marvellous skills and commitment during his time at the coastal side.
This caught the eye of larger clubs in Namibia who all wanted to sign the talented player.
Hotto chose African Stars and played for them during the 2013/2014 season.
His blistering form in the premier league and records during his career earned him a place in the national team.
It did not take long before Hotto won his first silverware when Namibia won the 2015 Cosafa Cup in South Africa.
His two goals in the final of the competition were enough to earn the nation its first Cosafa trophy.
For Hotto, it was obvious that he would be in demand in the 2014/2015 season after his heroics at Cosafa.
South African Second Division club Golden Arrows came knocking at his door.
Hotto joined the side and helped it gain promotion to the South African Premiership.
He played there until 2016 before signing for another premiership side, Bloemfontein Celtic.
He later on joined Bidvest Wits in the 2018/19 season and has been one of the club's best players.