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Namibian youth soccer

Scara Johannes-Matundu/Twenty Ten

Soccer youth development programmes in Namibia

Location: Windhoek, Namibia


CUE: The Namibian Soccer youth development programs seem to be yielding the much needed results of giving young soccer aspirants a platform to shine and showcase their talent. The Namibian Football Association (NFA) has already set up youth leagues, across the 13 Regions of this country, with each league having a representative who will liaise with the mother body to ensure progress.

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LINK 1: The Youth Development Coordinator in the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Jakes Amanning, says efforts by the Association to create window of opportunities for the youth to be nurtured are there for everyone to judge.

CLIP: AMANNING ON DEVELOPMENT “The people have to judge by themselves...their dream is to play football”

LINK 2: Amanning further indicates that, the aspirant youth are also taken through life skill development to ensure that they will be successful in managing their lives outside of football.

CLIP: AMANNING ON LIFE SKILLS

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LINK 3: Meanwhile, a Coach with the National U-17 team, William Kapukare, says although sometimes it is difficult to coach at a youth level it takes courage and perseverance to do well at a youth level.

CLIP: KAPUKARE ON CHALLENGES "The commitment you get...the tactical performance”

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LINK 4: In yesteryears, parents were reluctant to allow their children to play soccer, but of late, this trend has shifted with parents encouraging their youth to participate in the sports. Is Namibia different in this regard? Coach Kapukare had this to say.

CLIP: KAPUKARE ON PARENTS' SUPPORT...

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