HopSol league excites parents

The 2017 HopSol Youth Soccer League started in Windhoek at the weekend.

28 February 2017 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA



Parents watching their sons at the HopSol Youth Soccer League expressed joy over the new youth football season.

The league started at the weekend, with more than 50 teams in action at the Sam Nujoma Stadium and DTS sports field.

The football displayed was a bit patchy, but HopSol organisers believe that the quality will improve as the matches continue.

Immanuel Ferreira, who came to watch his son play for the Windhoek International School, said he was proud to see his son in action.

“I am very happy with the organisation of the league because everything is in place.

“I am proud of my son since he is doing what he loves and I am therefore going to support him throughout the season.

“I do believe that this tournament will keep many children away from the streets,” Ferreira said.

Michael Katenga also shared his feelings about his son playing in the league.

He believes that the competition will get better with time, given the potential of the young players and also the organisational structures.

“It is absolutely amazing to watch our children play because this is what they love to do.

“I am so proud of my son at this moment and I just hope he continues doing what he loves the most.

“I would also like to encourage those parents with kids playing to come and support their children,” Katenga said.

Local coaches shared the same views as the parents, saying that it is important to have leagues of such nature.

A teacher at the Windhoek International School and a coach for the under-11 football team, Fernando Beukes, praised founder Collin Benjamin and his team for creating the HopSol League.

“It is an opportunity to be able to participate in sports because we have noticed that school sports has been disorganised over the years.

“We are happy for this opportunity to get here because it will actually help the young players develop their skills,” he said.

Ernest Kahona, who teaches at Khomasdal Primary School, was also impressed with the organisation of the league.

He feels there will be greater things to come from the HopSol league.

“This league is very important for the youth because it will prepare future football players.

“It was tough to select the players, but I am happy for the way they have been playing.

“I think some schools and parents are hesitating to use money for this league, but I actually see it as something very useful,” Kahona said.

SKW started the under-9 category with an empathic victory after thrashing MPS 13-1 in their opening match of the season.

KPA embarrassed WIS with a 15-1 victory in the under-11 league. KPA are leading the log in that category.

RFA defeated MHG 9-0 to take pole position in the under-13 league table.

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