Timely boost for Magic

Tura Magic started 2019 with enough footballs to use for training, and their coach is ecstatic.

14 January 2019 | Sports

Namibia Premier League (NPL) side Tura Magic received a timely boost from a local shop that donated 20 footballs to them.

The donation took place at Dino's Fashion Shop and saw Magic receive 20 more footballs for the second half of the season, in a deal that is set to continue for the next two years.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Magic's public relations officer and marketing manager, Jonathan Murumendu, said this is a timely boost for the club who have been struggling with training balls.

“It allows the coach and the players to train effectively and efficiently. In general, we are grateful to all the companies that are sponsoring football teams in Namibia, as this helps raise the standard of the game,” he said. Dino's shop owner Zeckaria Halim said he made the donation because of his love for football, as he played professionally before coming to Namibia.

“I watched them a few years back and I noticed that they needed to be dressed properly.

“I am working on getting them a kit when the economy gets better.

“I hope this gesture will inspire them to play better and improve their lives,” Halim said.

He added that many football players support his shop, hence his decision to thank one team in the NPL.

In terms of the standard of play, he said Namibian teams must test their mettle against other African sides in order to gain experience and help the national team perform better.

Tura Magic coach Mohamed Mohammed Gargo welcomed the donation, saying training will now be more effective for the team.

He hopes the players will see this as a motivation to play well and attract more sponsors.

-Additional information by NAMPA

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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