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Tura Magic book young talent in Debmarine title

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Tura Magic Football Club stand-in coach, Timo Tjongarero, says they have a youthful squad and are not going to put any pressure on them in their challenge for the Debmarine Namibia title. Tura Magic are currently 11th on the log […]

Tura Magic Football Club stand-in coach, Timo Tjongarero, says they have a youthful squad and are not going to put any pressure on them in their challenge for the Debmarine Namibia title.

Tura Magic are currently 11th on the log with one point from two matches played in their 16 teams 2022/23 Debmarine Namibia Premiership campaign.

In an interview with Nampa on Tuesday Tjongarero said he is happy with the players that are in their squad but more still need to be done.

“We have a young squad that we are currently working hard with to gain more experience. These young players’ mindset is right and that is what one wants to see,” he said.

Tjongarero added that limited funds have made it difficult for them to assemble a squad with experienced players.

“We are building towards professionalization, therefore, we have to start with young players also having players from outside of Windhoek will be costly for the team as they have to cater for accommodation and that is the funds we currently don’t have,” he said adding they have thrown their youngsters in the deep end but are positive these players will adopt as the season continues.

The coach added that they have experienced players such as Johannes Hollobach, Baloyi Tsandib and Rivaldo Festus who are based outside of Windhoek and cannot join the team at the moment as they are not in a position to cater for their accommodation.

He also stated that despite having a squad complement of upcoming players they are still hopeful of ending the season in the top eight.

“All these young players need is match fitness and at the moment they are not training as we used to due to lack of facilities in Windhoek as well as school and work commitments,” he said.

Tjongarero said their goal is to have two training sessions per day which are impossible at the moment.

“I hope with the weekends having double fixtures this will help the players pick up match fitness fast. Hopefully, by the time the season comes to an end, the players would have adopted and are competitive as we would want them to be,” he said.

Tura Magic will play Tigers on Saturday and Orlando Pirates on Sunday at the University of Namibia Stadium.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency