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Amajimbos look to turn up heat at Four Nations
- Updated: April 16, 2014
Our national Under-17 boys’ football team are ready for their opening match of a Four-Nation tournament in Swakopmund, Namibia on Wednesday.
The Amajimbos were greeted by unrelenting and sweltering weather conditions on arrival at our neighbouring country earlier this week.
The U17 team are taking part against hosts Namibia, Ghana and a select side from Germany (Westphalia).
ÔÇ£The medical team is working round the clock to ensure the players are rehydrated and injury-free ahead of Wednesday’s opening match against hosts Namibia.
ÔÇ£Having left a wet and chilly Johannesburg, it is imperative that the boys drink water regularly. The temperatures in Namibia are hovering around 35 degrees Celsius and this is in sharp contrast with where we are coming from,ÔÇØ said team doctor, Thulani Ngwenya.
Head of delegation, Monde Montshiwa said the team had been well received and were raring to give this tournament a go.
ÔÇ£The team arrived safely and excited to be in another country ÔÇô for many of these young future champions this is their first time out of South Africa.
ÔÇ£This is a great experience for them to see how other countries are. Football is one of those sporting codes that give individuals an experience that is priceless,ÔÇØ said Montshiwa.
The tournament runs till Sunday.