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

 

Tjivikua spills the beans

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Education

Former Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) vice-chancellor, Professor Tjama Tjivikua, has accused higher education Itah Kandjii-Murangi of gross interference in the running of...

No in-region school hopping

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Education

Learners will no longer be allowed to move from one school to another unless their parents move to a different region. This was announced by...

Making waves in Thailand

5 days ago - 14 May 2019 | Education

Leandrea Louw Miss Teen Walvis Bay 2017, Aina Nghipuilepo, now 20, is making waves in Thailand. The former beauty queen is studying business economics,...

No means no!

5 days ago - 14 May 2019 | Education

Justicia Shipena Namibia has been awash with painful stories of rape and sexual abuse, with more and more victims opening up about their...

Invest in literacy

1 week ago - 07 May 2019 | Education

The Kavango East education directorate has appealed for help with its adult literacy programme, saying it is one of the ways societal issues such as...

NSFAF loans to stay loans

1 week ago - 07 May 2019 | Education

The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has ruled out the possibility of converting the loans it has awarded to students since its inception, into...

Too much freedom?

1 week ago - 07 May 2019 | Education

Michelline Nawatises Pull quote: “Why should we take our phones along to school in the first place?” – Armando GarobebToday’s social media obsessed youth are...

Experiencing the diversity at UCT

1 week ago - 07 May 2019 | Education

Elizabeth Ipangelwa I consider the University of Cape Town (UCT) to be one of the most prestigious universities to study at, because it is...

Punguleni melongo - Shilima

1 week ago - 07 May 2019 | Education

KENYA KAMBOWEOshikondo shElongo moshitopolwa shaKavango East, osha pula aakuthimbinga ya yambidhidhe uuministeli moprograma yawo yokwiilonga okulesha nokushanga nokugandja elongo lyopetameko, tashi popi kutya oprograma ndjoka...

Aardedag gevier

1 week ago - 07 May 2019 | Education

Michelline NawatisesPull quote: “Om by hierdie klub aan te sluit, is een van die beste goed wat ek al gedoen het” - Priscilla ShongolaOp Aardedag...

Latest News

From teacher to humble CEO

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Leandrea Louw Bisey Uirab, the former CEO of the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport), will be heading to the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) in the...

Moms up in arms

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Justice

Throngs of desperate mothers claim they are being turned away daily from the Rehoboth Maintenance Court, despite the lofty service delivery goals set by the...

Tjivikua spills the beans

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Education

Former Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) vice-chancellor, Professor Tjama Tjivikua, has accused higher education Itah Kandjii-Murangi of gross interference in the running of...

Hard work makes the dream...

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Mariselle Stofberg Zenneth Oosthuizen is a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) who enjoys adventure and new opportunities. “I would describe myself as a quiet and...

Writing your own story

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Mariselle StofbergOctavia Tsibes was born and raised in Otjiwarongo. Her family has always been interested in writing, and this passion is evident in this humble...

Tackle voter apathy first

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Columns

The upcoming Ondangwa Urban by-election has been enjoying prominent coverage in the mainstream media, with Swapo loyalists and those supporting an independent candidate ruffling each...

Finding a niche in justice

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Michelle MushongaShe completed her LLB honours degree at the University of Namibia (Unam) in 2017 and is currently enrolled at the Justice Training Centre for...

Meet the NeXtGen_Board members

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | Short News

Capricorn Group officially introduced its maiden NeXtGen_Board in March. Chaired by Bank Windhoek chief financial officer James Chapman, the NeXtGen_Board members comprise a group of...

Driven to do the best

2 days ago - 17 May 2019 | People

Justicia Shipena Hailing from down south in Lüderitz, Ursula Mwatire ‘Mwati’ Uyumba is a human capital practitioner at Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR).She is touches...

Load More