Mercury City op pad na Brasilië

Om op te gee was nog nooit deel van dié span se plan nie.

07 May 2019 | Education

Evany van Wyk

Mercury City, van Walvisbaai, is op 27 April in Windhoek as die Neymar Juniors Five-sokkertoernooiwenners aangekondig, met Dream Team in die tweede plek en Khuse Lions in die derde plek.

Mercury City is ’n maand gelede eers op die been gebring en bestaan uit ’n groep goeie vriende.

Die spanlede is Luciano “Luci” Fischer (23), Mariano “Marci” January (21), Colan Coleman (16), Innocent Emvula (23), Jasetes Shimpanda (24), Petrus Nangham (27) en McAllen Christ (29).

“Die toernooi het ons geleer om nooit fokus te verloor nie, om nie vir ’n sekonde te dink jy is beter as ander nie, en om nooit jou opponente te onderskat nie,” het Nangham gesê.

Volgens hom het hulle meer verantwoordelikheid vir hul aksies geneem, want dit het ’n regstreekse invloed op almal in die span.

“Die grootste les wat ons geleer het, was dat niks in die lewe maklik kom nie; jy moet werk vir alles wat jy wil bereik,” het Nangham gesê.

Richard Parkhouse, nasionale musketier by Red Bull, die toernooi se hoofborg, sê hy voel die toernooi verenig gemeenskappe.

“Die toernooi help om Namibiese talent op die wêreldkaart te plaas en gee die jeug die geleentheid om op internasionale vlak mee te ding,” het hy gesê.

Presiese syfers kan nie bekend gemaak word nie, maar volgens Parkhouse was dit die grootste Red Bull-geleentheid nog in Namibië.

Die gedugte span vriende het ook ’n paar uitdagings ervaar, soos onder meer die reis na Windhoek.

Weens werksverpligtinge kon Mercury City nie Vrydagoggend vroeg reeds vertrek nie en moes hulle noodgewonge deur die nag ry.

Hulle het omstreeks 03:00 die Saterdag in Windhoek aangekom. Toe die span eindelik by hul slaapplek aankom, was dit vol bespreek.

Die span kon eers omstreeks 04:00 slaapplek kry en het derhalwe net drie ure geslaap.

“Ons het besluit dit gaan ons nie onderkry nie, want ons het gekom vir ’n rede en dit was om na Brasilië te gaan,” het Nangham gesê.

Die spanlede se raad aan jongmense is om nooit te dink die geleentheid is te groot nie.

“Ons het teen Namibië se beste spelers gespeel en dit was nie maklik nie,” het Colan Coleman, Mercury City se jongste spanlid, oor hul mededingers gesê.

“Dankie aan die borge wat my droom en soveel ander se drome ook waar gemaak het; ons gaan ons alles in Brasilë gee en Namibië se vlag hoog hou,” het Coleman gesê.

Mercury City voel hierdie soort geleentheid is belangrik omdat dit soveel deure vir jongmense oopmaak.

Die span het ná die groot wen hul oorwinning by een van hul ondersteuners se huise in Windhoek gevier, maar die werklike vieringe het op 6 Mei plaasgevind.

“Ons het hard gewerk hiervoor, so ons het beslis ’n lekker dag op die strand verdien,” het Nangham gesê.

Similar News

 

88 schoolgirls fall pregnant in Oshana

3 hours ago | Education

Eighty-eight learners, including two girls in Grade 7, fell pregnant in the Oshana Region during the first term of 2019. Oshana governor Elia Irimari...

Houses turned into ablution blocks

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

Three incomplete teacher's houses constructed at Kasivi Combined School in the Kavango West Region have been turned into ablution facilities for learners.When Namibian Sun visited...

Preparing pupils for emergencies

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

Ester Kamati The disaster risk management school quiz is an initiative driven by the City of Windhoek and was introduced with the aim of ensuring...

Russia digs deep to feed pupils

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

652 tonnes of wheat and 51 tonnes of cooking oil valued at N$1.5 million to the education ministry’s school feeding scheme.The handover ceremony took place...

Quality education jaded at 'uneconomical schools'

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

Most school-going children undertake their studies in a formal structure with access to the resources that enable their learning, including qualified teachers and adequate learning...

100 years of excellence

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

Justicia ShipenaOne hundred years ago, on 8 July 1919, St George’s Diocesan School opened its doors for the first time with three staff members and...

A whole new world

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

Jacobina Kalunduka I am studying towards a bachelor of accounting degree at the University of Stellenbosch. I started studying last year. I chose accounting...

Privaatskool Welwitschia spog met nuwe perseel

1 day - 16 July 2019 | Education

Michelline Nawatises Privaatskool Welwitschia het op 3 Julie amptelik die nuwe perseel van sy laerskool in Mozartstraat in die hoofstad ingewy. Die hoërskool is...

1 000 schoolgirls receive pads

6 days ago - 11 July 2019 | Education

A local organisation that produces washable and affordable sanitary pads distributed packs consisting of six pads each in varying sizes to 1 000 girls in...

Andjaba to act in Katrina's place

6 days ago - 10 July 2019 | Education

The Namibian Presidency, by way of its press secretary Alfredo Hengari, has announced that Martin Andjaba, currently minister of presidential affairs in the Presidency, has...

Latest News

Keeping up with the neighbours

3 hours ago | Economics

LuandaYou would need around US$2 535.97 in Windhoek to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with US$7 600 in Luanda, assuming...

88 schoolgirls fall pregnant in...

3 hours ago | Education

Eighty-eight learners, including two girls in Grade 7, fell pregnant in the Oshana Region during the first term of 2019. Oshana governor Elia Irimari...

Stop blaming Aawambo - Kapofi

3 hours ago | Government

Home affairs minister Frans Kapofi has cautioned against tribalism and pointed out that there is a growing perception that only the Aawambo are beneficiaries of...

Mom begs for mercy

3 hours ago | Justice

A mother of three minor children is asking the High Court to reduce her four-year prison sentence, or fine her instead, after she pleaded guilty...

Relevant IFRS themes: Anytime, anywhere

3 hours ago | Business

A good understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is crucial to the financial reporting process of IFRS reporters. Banks and Insurers in particular have...

Standard Bank faces strike vote

3 hours ago | Labour

ELVIRA HATTINGH Members of the Bank Workers Union of Namibia (Bawon) are to vote on whether to strike...

Let us tread carefully

3 hours ago | Opinion

When expectations are not met, citizens wronged in this regard should have channels, means and ways to air their grievances and have them addressed effectively.In...

Big banks target South Africa's...

3 hours ago | Business

Emma Rumney - South Africa's biggest banks are betting cut-price accounts, big mortgages and offers on everything from Adidas backpacks to Xboxes will help them...

Zim inflation almost doubles, stirring...

3 hours ago | Economics

MacDonald Dzirutwe and Karin Strohecker - Prices of cooking oil and other basics soared in Zimbabwe as inflation nearly doubled in June, piling pressure on...

Load More