Son of the soil shines across border
Having started playing for AmaZulu football club in January 2013 as a defender, Willem Mwedihanga has grown leaps and bounds in his professional sporting career.
He started playing for South African KwaZulu Natal based team, AmaZulu FC during his mid season transfer window joining a small group of Namibian players playing professional ly outside the country.
Beaming with excitement, Mwedihanga said, “It was a really good feeling to join them and to play in a professional set up, but on the other hand it was the beginning of hard work just to ensure that I play and perform to the best of my ability as a footballer.” Having played for the national team, Brave Warriors, the number 37 pillar of defence said it played an integral role in his sporting career. “I gained a lot of game time and experience in international football and by having all that half of the job is done on the field of play,” Mwedihanga said. He notes and thanks Willem Kapukare for selecting him into the TISAN team and father figure Erscher Luanda of the Namibian football club Tigers and his manager, Jakes Amaning for paving his way into South African Premier Soccer League. He said that there is not much difference of management styles of soccer in South Africa . “The only difference is the infrastructure and money that we don’t have.”
A stern believer in using his God given talent, “It is because of his mercy and love that I am here and still breathing today,” he added. Mwedihanga said that his family, the Nghixulifwas helped equally in encouraging him to pursue his talent. “At large they made me to be who I am today they laid my foundation so strong and prepared me well to face all sort of obstacles that I will face in my struggle, and they taught me the rules of life. I also thank the coaches and players in Namibia for the competition they gave me so I can be selected by the national team,” he said. “Beside football I really don’t do much mainly because of my football career that demands a lot from me but in my holidays I am mostly at home in Ongwediva helping out my parents and going to the farm and I love animals a lot. That is why I enjoy going there,” he concluded.