National Under-18s Visit Westphalia

The national Under-18 side on Sunday travelled to Westphalia hoping to learn more for their mental strength and ensure that they become better Brave Warriors in years to come.

Jandjamuje Maharero and Pandeni Kandjabanga are part of the 18 boys’ team that travelled to Germany on Sunday for a two-week training camp and the pair is looking forward to their first away training camp.

Maharero says international football has helped his game big time and he is looking forward for improvements.

“Before I played for Namibia during the four nations’ tournament at Swakopmund last year, I was not at this level. But after playing against the Germans, Ghanaians and South Africans at that tournament I got more comfortable on the ball. It won’t be easy but we are under good guidance with coach Turipamue Upi and we hope to walk the talk and become fully fledged Brave Warriors one day,” says Maharero.

Echoing Maharero’s wishes was Kandjabanga who was also in Swakopmund during the Easter weekend tournament of 2014.

“It was tough for us and now going out for the first time we are looking forward to add to our football knowledge and become better. We expect high pressing games but for us it will be about learning and helping shape our football careers,” states Kandjabanga.

In their first tour game, the Under-18s will play the B-Region team tomorrow and will play their second game next Sunday against the Prussia Munster side, which competes in the third league of German football at the Prussia Stadium.

Next Tuesday, the Namibian youngsters will play Westphalia Under-17 at the Karmen Kaiserau Sport Centre followed by Thursday’s clash against Westphalia Junior Select Team and then prepare for their trip back home.

The team will be based at the Sports Centre in Karmen Kaiserau and will also be treated to a visit to the Signal Induna Park, home to Borussia Dortmund. A special evening to celebrate 20 years of co-operation between Westphalia and Namibia is also planned.

The Namibian boys Under-18 team is as follows: Uzuva Tjimune, Baloyi Tsandib, Collin Amukwaya, Pandeni Kandjabanga, Paulus Abel, McGyver Manchester United, Katiti Hakuria, Bonifatius Paulino, Petrus Kamati, Kennedy Eib, Giovanni Nauseb, Venovineya Tjikundi, Daniel Kamanya, Bradley Maclobo, George Hummel Junior, Brendon Kotongondo, Israel Shikongo and Jandjamuje Maharero.

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Source : New Era