Dream Team training squad announced
The players who will form part of the Copa Coca-Cola Dream Team in Tanzania around December have been announced.
13 August 2019 | Sports
The training sessions will start in September, right after the school holidays. A coach for the team will also be announced around that time.
From the 45 players, the team will be cut to the final 20 after the players have competed in the DebMarine-sponsored 'Bridging the Gap' U-15 championship.
The president of Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU), Solly Duiker, says the aim of the competition is to identify football talent in Namibia and it has done that.
Duiker says they will be able to keep a record of the players through a designed database which will eliminate age cheating.
The database will only be accessible to the NSSU for the time being but there is collaboration with the Namibia Sports Commission in order to make information available to various regions of the country.
The selected players will compete in Tanzania at the annual Copa Coca-Cola International Championship against other African countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, Rwanda, Congo, Swaziland, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mauritius and Burundi.
The names of players selected for the team are as follows:
Mariental High School (Hardap)
Etoshapoort Combined School (Kunene)
Thiery Henry Uirab
Brendon So Oabeb
Wennie du Plessis Senior Secondary School (Omaheke)
A Shipena Secondary School (Khomas)
John Pandeni SS (Omusati)
Lordsville Junior Secondary School (//Karas)
Tutaleni High (Erongo)
Marc Vivien Haraseb
Neyuva Combined School (Kavango)
Ongwediva Combined School (Oshana)
Tsumeb Secondary School (Oshikoto)
Donatus Combined School (Otjozondjupa)
Mupini Combined School (Kavango West)
Batabaja Combined School (Zambezi)