Build It and NFA highlights teen football

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Staying true to the drive of taking the game to the people, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and Crown Build It on Wednesday announced a three-year youth development partnership that will see seven-a -side football for under-13 players.

The seven-a-side tournament is exclusively for under-13 players of all sexes. Three girls per team must be on the field of play at all times.

At the launch event, Barry Rukoro of the NFA and Riaan van Staden of Crown Build It said, incentives will be on offer for the participating schools, including prizes for the best and/or most passionate support, dancing and singing contests, while the winning football team will guarantee a makeover for their school.

The agreement with the building material suppliers will also see the refurbishment of the dilapidated change rooms next to the NFA technical centre.

The first phase of the initiative involves a one-day soccer tournament for 16 Windhoek primary schools at the NFA technical centre on 18 March, before branching out to every town with Crown Build It outlets countrywide during the course of the year.

The draw for the Windhoek leg is as follows:

Group A – Theo Katjimune Primary School, Michelle McLean Primary School, St Barnabas Primary School, Augheihas Primary School.

Group B – Mandume Primary School, Moses van der Byl, Eros Primary School, Gammams Primary School.

Group C – Otjomuise Primary School, Berthold Himumuine Primary School, Havana Primary School.

Group D – Van Rhyn Primary School, Namibia Primary School, Namutoni Primary School and Tobias Hainyeko Primary School.