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

With the Copa Coca-Cola Under-15 national schools' competition having ended, a group of 45 players have been identified for training camp to prepare for competing against other African nations.

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)

Gilbertho Kharigub

Denilson Kandovazu

Marius April

Romeo Routh

Daniel Hikuam

Etoshapoort Combined School (Kunene)

Thiery Henry Uirab

Rudolf Haneb

Brendon So Oabeb

Wennie du Plessis Senior Secondary School (Omaheke)

Muundja Ngozu

Kehirivi Kamburona

Tjimbinaye Tjitunga

Ngatangwe Tjombe

Variovaua Katuuo

A Shipena Secondary School (Khomas)

Rikarer Mumbango

Dilu Willem

Andrias Henry

Linyando Christof

John Pandeni SS (Omusati)

Gosberth Ausiku

Julius Ndjembele

Elton Iipinge

Lordsville Junior Secondary School (//Karas)


Marco Afrikaner

James Barends

Albertho Basson

Tutaleni High (Erongo)

Leevi Kamwanga

Shifidi Immanuel

Ismael Ndjene

Marc Vivien Haraseb

Neyuva Combined School (Kavango)

Rudolf Makanga

Johannes Mahongo

Ongwediva Combined School (Oshana)

James Homupelile

Eliaser Temus

Efraim Mbango

Petrus Sheya

Tsumeb Secondary School (Oshikoto)

Elia Markus

Tangi Kanguku

Tashwell Isaak

Donatus Combined School (Otjozondjupa)

Muhupwa Urika

Yogine Awaseb

Giovanni Gaingob

John Araeb

Roberth Haihuna

Mupini Combined School (Kavango West)

Andreas Sandoke

Batabaja Combined School (Zambezi)

Johanni Sazita

Matengu Namayabona


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