The Hardap Region?s under-17 football team has finalised preparations for the Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup slated for Windhoek from Friday to Sunday.
The zinc mine?s football initiative will see 14 regional teams vie for top honours.
Hardap Coach, Salathiel Thlabanello told Nampa on Thursday the team is ready to bring the cup to the Hardap Region.
?I don?t see anything stopping us from bringing the trophy to the mighty Hardap Region,? Thlabanello said.
He said their preparations went well as they trained twice a day and played three friendlies.
Thlabanello said the players are in good shape and will fight to the end.
?With the potential we have it is only fair to go all out. If teams feel they want to write us off, they should do it at their own peril,? he said.
The Hardap region selected 20 players and according to the coach, this is the best team to do the job.
The group stages for the Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup:
Group A: Omusati, Otjozondjupa, Omaheke, Kunene and //Kharas
Group B: Ohangwena, Khomas, Oshikoto, Erongo and Kavango East
Group C: Kavango West, Zambezi, Oshana, and Hardap
Group winners automatically qualify for the semi-finals, while the runners-up in Group A and B, which have five teams each, will face each other to determine the fourth semi-finalist.
Khomas won the maiden edition in 2013, and Omusati in 2014 and 2015. The tournament took a one-year sabbatical last year.
The Hardap players:
Bohme Amunyela, Leray Danster, Johan Do?seb, Alfons Gaonagosi, Luwellyn Gariseb, Elmar Gawachab, Saul Geiseb, McCanon Gowaseb, Abraham Isaak, Zinedine Isaak, Denzil January, Wendrikus Khabeb, Wisely Kohima, Denzil Matroos, Hermanus Mouton, Mervin Nowaseb, Baileys-Son-Mario Prenz, Justin Schuster, Sedney Swartbooi, Terrence Taseb
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