Maharero salutes Skorpion Zinc

WINDHOEK: Namibia Under-23 striker 17 years old, Jandjamuje Maharero salutes the Skorpion Zinc Cup for giving him an opportunity to display his got given talent.

The burly striker Maharero, turned out for the Khomas Under-17 team at the inaugural edition of Skorpion Zinc Cup at Keetmanshoop in last year, and was voted as the best player of the tournament due to his work ethic, plus banging in eight goals in six games, and his commitment to the game.

Maharero is now living proof of what the tournament just a year old has produced for Namibian football. Within a year, Maharero has represented the National under-17s during the Four Nations Football Tournament, the under-20 during the Confederations of African Football Youth Championship qualifiers, and he now forms part of the national under-23 side touring Ghana.

In a statement availed to Nampa by Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Thursday, Maharero paid tribute to the Skorpion Zinc Cup.

“I went to Keetmanshoop last year I never even imaged that these 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,” statement quotes Maharero from Accra, Ghana.

The second edition of the developmental tournament was launched last week Thursday, and will be played 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.

Maharero urged all the players that will partake in this year’s tournament to be focused and dedicated while on the pitch.

“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, your dream can be more than a dream. So please take it seriously and give your best and see what happens,” he stated.

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.

(edited)WINDHOEK: An upcoming young footballer has praised the Skorpion Zinc Mine for its contribution to local football and his football career in particular.

Jandjamuje Maharero, 17, said the Skorpion Zinc Cup, initiated last year, has given him an opportunity to display his talent and be seen by influential people in local football circles.

Maharero made his debut for the Khomas regional team during the inaugural Skorpion Zinc Cup in Keetmanshoop last year, during which he was voted as the best player of the tournament due to his work ethic, goal-scoring abilities (he netted eight goals in six games), and his overall commitment to the game.

The footballer has since represented Namibia in the under-17 (U-17) Four Nations Football Tournament, the U-20 Confederation of African Football Youth Championship qualifiers, and now forms part of the national U-23 side touring Ghana.

Maharero was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Thursday that when he went to Keetmanshoop last year, he never imaged that so many good things will happen to him 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 realise and live my dream,” he said from Accra, Ghana.

The second edition of the developmental tournament was launched last Thursday. It will take place from 22 to 26 August at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura.

Maharero urged all players who will participate in that tournament, to be focused and dedicated.

“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, your dream can be more than a dream. So, please take it seriously and give your best and see what happens,” he stated.

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

SOURCE: NAMPA

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