Namibians to try out for IberCup

21 February 2020 | Sports

The Otjomuise Football Academy is inviting aspiring footballers for under-16 and under-19 trials that will begin in Windhoek this weekend.

Selected players will have the chance to play in the IberCup in Lisbon, Portugal, in July.

The IberCup is a youthful football tournament and has teams from around 100 countries participating, with big clubs such as Sporting CP, Benfica FC and FC Porto as regular competitors.

“After a successful hosting of the UK try-outs with our partners Core Sports Agency where players were selected to go to the UK last year, we had a lot of emails coming in that encouraged us to extend our opportunities to four different towns in Namibia.

“Namibia under-17 and under-20 national teams have not taken part in international competitions since 2018 and we therefore consider the players we select at these trials, given that they represent Namibia at one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world,” Otjomuise Football Academy president Sacky Elago said. All interested players must submit a completed registration form and pay a N$300 registration fee at the Sam Nujoma Stadium by 23 February.

The first trials will take place in Windhoek this Saturday, also at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, before the academy take the try-outs to Oshakati on 29 February. They will then head to Walvis Bay on 7 March before closing off at Keetmanshoop on 14 March.

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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