With the Namibia Premier League (NPL) awfully struggling to convince the local corporate in to inject money into football, former Brave Warriors’ midfield great Collin Benjamin secured a cool N$ 1million sponsorship.
Benjamin secured the N$1 million sponsorship through the owner of HopSol Solar Company, Robert Hopperdietzel, whom he met at a youth soccer event in Windhoek six-months ago.
The co-founder of BKK Auas Sports Trust said during the launch that the objective of the youth league is to broaden the current scope of organized youth soccer, and revive the schools’ soccer culture within the country.
He said the league is aimed at creating a platform for soccer development among the youth aged nine to 19-years-old.
“In the past, rivalry was healthy and leagues were fiercely contested across different schools,” he said.
“We believe that the HopSol Youth Soccer League will create platforms for future soccer stars to form part of a professional league system and structured development programmes as this is important for the advancement of soccer and in identifying talented players in preparation for the high level competitions,” he stressed.
He said: “We will like to partner with clubs, schools, academia and other development programme to assist them to build sustainable structures for youth football development.”
The newly launched youth league said to accommodate about 650 players from different clubs and schools is slated for 24 February to 28th October, and would predominantly based in Windhoek before get introduced to other regions in the not so distant future.
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