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Kavango West eye Skorpion Zinc Cup glory

Kavango West eye Skorpion Zinc Cup glory

Kavango West will lock horns with Hardap Region at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, in their first game of the Skorpion Zinc Under 17 Cup on Friday.

Kavango West are in Group C, together with Oshana, Hardap and Zambezi Regions and they will battle out for the exclusive top spot and a place in the semi-finals.

According to the NFA website, their coach Sikongo Kampumburu in a statement said that they will take the championship by storm.

Kampumburu said their training camp has been successful thus far as they looked improving the general fitness of the boys, and aiding with development of tactics, and an opportunity to introduce the players to a new system that they plan on using.

Kampumburu said that regardless of the then one Kavango Region not making it past the first stages of the tournament during past years, the players are motivated by the fact that they are representing their new Region, and are targeting the semi-finals this time around.

I constantly tell them that the whole Kavango West depends on them to put our region on the map, so they should always play wholeheartedly. It’s about time we make a statement. They should be ready for us,” said Kampumburu.

The 2017 Skorpion Zinc Under 17 Cup will kick off at 09h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium as Omaheke and Kunene face off in Group A. Others teams in the group are defending champions Omusati, Otjozondjupa and Karas. Group B consists of Ohangwena, Kavango East, Oshikoto, Erongo and Khomas.

Group A winners will face Group C winners in the semi-finals while Group B winners will face the best runner –up from Group A and B. the championship is free for entrance and matches will alternative between Sam Nujoma Stadium and the NFA Technical Centre.

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