Tuesday 11 May 2021
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SKW off to Germany for international tourney

SKW Under-19 Boys football team on Wednesday left Namibia for Germany to compete in an international Tournament in Velen, Germany.
The local boys won the tournament back in 2015 and will be looking to defend their trophy as they face runners-up DFJ Coersfeld from Germany.
The SKW boys won the tournament convincingly in 2015 by not conceding a single goal. In the final, they beat DFJ Coersfeld from Germany by four goals to nil.
The international tournament hosts teams from Germany, Ireland, Poland, Netherlands and Namibia is the only African country in the competition.
Team coach, Mike Sinvula who has taken up the coach chair this season said the team is more than ready to defend their reign following intensive training and friendlies they have enjoyed since February.
“The boys are ready and we look forward to displaying good football during the tournament.
We have been training hard for this tournament mainly because we are the team to beat and to enjoy ourselves,” said Sinvula on Wednesday, a day before the team flew out to Germany.
The teams will rub shoulders between 21 and 21 May to battle for the tournament trophy. About 90 per cent of the Namibian boys are new to the team and will be looking forward to mature their skills on foreign turf.
“It means a lot for the boys especially those who will be flying out of Africa for the first time.
They are going to learn a lot as we defend our cup. We have team spirit and the right morale to fight this time again,” he added.
Sinvula pointed out that the team’s technique and speed will see them through against teams with players with physique.
Captain of the team Pomwene Namundjebo, who shares the same sentiments as Sinvula added that the realisation of the tournament adds extra motivation.
“You can see the hunger and excitement from the boys. Their hearts are in the right place so we are fully ready for this tournament.
When asked about strategy, Namundjebo said that they will play with the same tenacity but in a collected manner. “For me, it means a lot. It is the beginning of something big to play abroad and to get experience.
We will go out there to form new  networks and probably get scouted because you never know which eyes are on you,” the captain added.
In their last encounter, SKW topped their group convincingly by winning all their matches.
In the semis SKW won on penalties vs Ballinasloe (Ireland) before crowning their tour with a 4-0 victory against DJK Coesfeld (Germany).

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