Maharero Salutes Skorpion Zinc U17 Cup

Youth tournaments such as the Skorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup need to be taken seriously by those afforded the opportunity to share their talents coupled with hard work and dedication and national team player Jandjamuje Maharero is living proof of what the tournament has produced for Namibian football.

The burly striker who turned out for the Khomas Under-17 team at the inaugural edition of Skorpion Zinc Cup at Keetmanshoop in 2013, was voted as the Best Player of the Tournament due to his work ethic and commitment to the game.

And within a year, Maharero’s talent has taken him through the ranks of national team football as he turned out for the Under-17s, Under-20s and now forms part of the national Under 23 side touring Ghana.

Maharero paid tribute to the Skorpion Zinc Cup: “I went to Keetmanshoop last year and I never even imaged that this things will happen to me but in a short period of time, I have been part of three national teams. I worked hard and continue to work hard and to listen to those coaching me. In Keetmanshoop, I grew in confidence with every game we played and here I am. We all start somewhere and for me I will never forget the opportunity that Skorpion Zinc created for me to realize and live my dream” said Maharero from Accra, Ghana.

The second edition of the developmental tournament was launched last week and will play out from Friday 22 August to Tuesday, 26 August 2014 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura with teenage footballers given a chance to emulate Maharero’s sudden rise to stardom.

“For all the guys preparing for this cup, please take it seriously because you never know when it is your time to shine and come this far. We don’t have a lot of platforms to show the world what we are made of but thanks to tournaments like this one, you dream can be more than a dream. So please take it seriously and give your best and see what happens. Good luck,” he said.

This year’s competition has pitted the Khomas Region against Omaheke, Kavango and Zambezi in Group A Karas, Kunene, Oshikoto and Erongo make up Group B while Hardap, Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Otjozondjupa constitute Group C.

Source : The Namibian