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Life Fighters explain Katjiukua’s signing

Player said to bring professional aspect to club
Otjiwarongo-based Life Fighters have revealed that the move to ink a deal with veteran defender Chris Katjiukua is intended to commercialise the club while also bringing in a player with a wealth of experience.
Jesse Jackson Kauraisa
Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

Windhoek

At 36 years old and approaching the end of his career, many would have thought that Chris Katjiukua’s football career was over.

This is, however, not the view of Life Fighters, who are optimistic the player has more to offer.

“Our aim is to commercialise this football club and bringing in players who have played professional football before is crucial.

“He is a player with seniority who will be able to provide the team with stability and experience,” commercial director at the club, Terry Ujamba, said.

The talented and no-nonsense defender recently inked a deal with the Debmarine Namibia Premiership club.

Positive influence

Katjiukua, who began training with the club about two weeks ago, impressed the coaching staff after proving that he still has what it takes to compete at a high level.

“We did all the necessary testing and assessments we needed to do in order to make sure we were signing a player who is in a good condition.

“The two weeks he was at the club were enough for him to blend in well with the rest of the team.

“He also understands what it takes to be a commercial club, and that is just a plus for us as a team who aim at being fully commercial,” Ujamba noted.

The Namibian international has 36 caps for the national team, scoring two goals.

He also had a spell with the African Stars before leaving for South Africa. Katjiukua is a former Black Leopards, Golden Arrows, Highlands and Cape Town Spurs player.

Bringing strength

He joins a youthful team that has players as young as 17 and is expected to influence and help the team perform well in the inaugural season.

The club hinted at bringing in at least two more senior players before the end of the year.

“We are also at an advanced stage of signing two more international players.

“The club will be able to reveal everything once the deals and negotiations pull through.”

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Namibian Sun 2022-11-27

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