The boys arrived on Tuesday in Germany for a 10 day tour that will include a couple of test matches and a visit to the Westphalia Stadium in Dortmund to meet and greet local soccer personalities. The SKW delegation will be hosted by the Velen under 19 players and their parents.
SKW were drawn in Group 1 together with hosts TuS Velen 1925 e.V. (Germany), Evergem (Belgium), Malvik Idrettslag (Norway) and DJK Coesfeld (Germany). Group 2 consists of Ballinasloe (Ireland), Gieraltowice (Poland), Haaksbergen (Netherlands), SV Königshoven (Germany) & SuS Hochmoor (Germany).
“We are looking forward to have an African team on board for the first time in the 40 year history of our tournament, which is played every three years,” said Andreas Lübbering, Director Youth Department TuS Velen
The SKW delegation comprises of Stephen Aochamub (Head Coach), Briaan Isaacs (TA), Klaus Lühe (Manager), Ville Kivimäki (Assistant Coach), Vinomuini Tjombonde u/19, Mike Wamunyima u/19, Olaf Beiter u/17, Hee-Dee Walenga u/17, Ashley Karupa u/19, Daniel Hassenpflug u/19, Vasco Victor u/19, Rodrigo Bezuidenhout u/19, Felix Lühe u/19, Keanu van Wyk u/19, Rafael Botha u/17, Dieter Kebbel u/17, Tjitumuzuva Tjiuoro u/17, Alex Kivimäki u/17, Christoph Krönke u/19, Shaquille Smith u/17, Fabio Alves u/19 and Marko Zirzow u/19.
Meanwhile there will be several highlights waiting for the Namibians, chairman Wilhelm Lindinger of TuS Velen said in a speech he delivered last week.
On the other hand, Andreas Lübbering, Director Youth Department said, “We organize this event to bring together young people and to give room for mutual knowledge in addition to the athletic competition. As a result, many friendships have been formed across Europe.
“We are glad that you travelled to Velen from several countries all over Europe and Namibia to take part at our tournament,” he said.