Desert FC needs a helping hand

Sharlien Tjambari

Eager to support and motivate young boys from staying off the streets and keeping them away from alcohol and drug abuse, Abraham Haimbondi registered a soccer team called Dessert FC, a team which he believes has excellent players who will one day make the National Team.

Desert FC was established in 2016 and started with U/11 boys and later the Coach and Founder Haimbondi, decided to focus on the young boys aged 11-25. Haimbondi said: “When I started I noticed that most of the young boys were playing street soccer and didn’t have a coach, I saw potential in them and being a former soccer player myself I decided to make use of the opportunity, I approached them and started coaching them with the aim of keeping them off the streets and away from alcohol and drug abuse which the youngsters turn to due to boredom because they are unemployed”.
Haimbondi further said, when he started, he had over 30 players and only picked out 25 best players. Last year in September Haimbondi registered his team at the Labour Office and is waiting for approval from the Swakopmund Municipality.
Although this seems like an easy task to do, Haimbondi faces challenges like any new business. One of the huge challenges that he faces is the fact that 8 of the boys he coaches are speech-impaired, making it difficult for them to com-communicate with one another.

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