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Youth to square-off in Africa Day Cup

Youth to square-off in Africa Day Cup

The Africa Day Under-15 Khomas Youth Cup was launched last week and 12 clubs will face off on league-basis for honours at the NFA Technical Centre between 25 and 28 May.

The event, first of its kind in the region according to the Namibia Football Association website, the event will become an annual event supported by Coca Cola and this year will have three groups of four teams each competing.

NFA First Vice President Ludwig Nunuheb was the main speaker and commended the organisers and sponsor for their effort.“Your commitment and that of Namibia Beverages, indeed translates into action specking louder than words and putting your money where your mouth is. Youth Development remains key to football development in this country and worldwide and your support today is immense,” Nunuheb said.

Nunuheb also explained the significance of the Cup which will start on Africa Day. “Africa Day presents an opportunity for Namibia’s, and in particular the Youth of Khomas to reconnect and recommit themselves in support of all government interventions to develop a better country, continent and world.”

“On 25 May, as sons and daughter of this great continent we call Africa, we acknowledges the progress that we, as Africans, have made, while reflecting upon the common challenges we face in a global environment,” he added.
He also emphasized the spinoffs of the competition: “This competition is not only addressing Government’s call for youth sport development, but it is also addressing the call for job creation, as coaches, referees, medical personal and others are groomed through this competition.”
Group A consist of Swallows B, Royal, Pama Chiefs and Football for Hope; Group B is made up of Khomasdal Football Academy, Namib Eagles, Arcadia and Otjomuise; in Group C are Swallows A, Galz & Goals, Physically Active Youth (PAY) and We Love Africa (WLA).
The matches will start on Thursday, 25 May at the NFA Technical Centre at 08h10 as Swallows B takes on Pama Chiefs.

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