Genesis Football League players going to SA

Sharlien Tjambari 

Genesis Football Club, a Swakopmund based soccer club team is on their way to Polokwane, Limpopo Province in South Africa. The 4-day soccer camp for boys aged 11-18 years organised by Phumelela Football Academy is running from 29 August to 2 September.

The objective of the camp is to provide Genesis Football Club players and Management with a scope on how South Africa prepares young players for professional football and training methods. A number of 23 young players aged between the ages of 13 and 17 left Swakopmund on Thursday morning 29 August and will only return to Namibia on 2 September. According to the Founders of the team, Cornelius Vaanda Hangero and Franklin Luke Philander, Gene-sis Football Club was founded about two years ago when they realised the dreams of the young players and saw how much they needed to take the children off the streets by engaging them with soccer.
The founders started communicating with the management of Phumelela Football Academy about three months ago. “They noticed us on social media platforms and took an interest in our team so they decided to invite us for camping and scouting on their home grounds and we could not say no because this is a good opportunity for our boys. We partnered with them and said our players will have an opportunity to play in their team ones they turn 18”, said Hangero and Philander.
Earlier this year, the Genesis team won the trophy at the Henties Bay Soccer Tournament, they also were second runner up at the Easter Soccer Tournament in Walvis By last year and have made quite a name for themselves during other soccer matches at the coast since they started.
The boys who will be travelling with Hangero and Philander are Sixon Kamendu, Londo Nauseb, Lucky Gaweseb, Justin Mauha, Leandro Ramothibe, Shanwell Nunuheb, Joseph Kauzuu, Nande Wilhelm, Enrigh Narib, Klephas Amulungu, Mavos Neibeb, Valendino Skrywer, Joe Willibard, Immanuel Ourub, Gurman Tsao-Eib, Lukas Matheus, Sammy Hoeb, Damien De-Jesus, Erastus Stephanus, Jurgen Jona, Wonder Damaseb, Claudius Ameb and Shahi Khoaseb. They are all from different schools in Swakopmund.
Hangero and Philander are encouraging stake-holders and business fraternity to start sup-porting young players with more sponsorships because it motivates the players more when they have people behind them who support and mentor them.

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