Skorpion Zinc Cup Trophy on Tour

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The Skorpion Zinc Under 17 Trophy Tour started off at the Skorpion Zinc Mine in Rosh Pinah on Friday and Cup Ambassador Congo Hindjou calls for more turn outs at the remaining events line-up before the teens competition gets underway at Grootfontein from 24-27 August 2018.

Speaking at the TSAU KHAEB Secondary School in Rosh Pinah on Friday, Hindjou hailed Skorpion Zinc and the local organizing committee for the idea and called on locals to support these events by turning up in huge numbers and rallying behind their favorite region.

“This cup competition is very dear to my heart; it gives young boys the opportunity to showcase their football skills at such a tender age, many of the players who play in these youth competitions tend to make it to national team level and reaching great heights. Namibia has Prins Tjiueza, a young talented player who was the top goal scorer at the COSAFA U/17 Championship and he played in last year’s edition of the cup”, said the former Brave Warriors midfield maestro and current Mayor of Okahandja.

Hindjou further explained the importance of education in relation to the social ills of alcohol and drug abuse.

“Education is all you left with when your legs can no longer carry you or kick balls. As much as you love football, love school ten times more, education has the ability to transform you in a better person, to provide for all your needs and take you places.

Therefore you should study as much as you can and stay away from alcohol and drug abuse. I /we have friends who have died from drug abuse and I have friends who are drunkards and it’s not good at all. You will literally do anything for the last puff or sip, you start stealing and end up in rough places.”

The tour went on to Keetmanshoop were the delegation paid a courtesy visit to the Karas Region Governor’s office. Karas Regional Governor, Honorable Lucia Basson who is a sports lover was delighted about the visit.

“I urge Namibians to come to these events and get to take photos with the trophy and meet the legends of Namibian Football. It’s a good initiative for our young boys and we all need to be part of it. I hope the mighty //Karas Region will bring the trophy home after all Karas has produced great legends in the number of years. Footballers were made in this region back in the days, “said Basson.