Former Brave Warriors midfielder and current mayor of Okahandja, Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou, has said that he has done well in representing the country and will continue doing so as a mayor.
As a national team player Hindjou has represented the country 69 times and no other player has been recorded as such to date.
From his mayoral seat, he still encourages young footballs to pursue their dreams by training hard.
“It is not easy to be selected to represent the national team especially here in Namibia with all these talented players around. The only thing young players need to know is that training hard and discipline will get you where you want to be. No player has yet had an opportunity like I had to represent the county 69 times. I do miss the life I had as a footballer because it is part of who I am. It is my talent,” he said.
He added that because football is his passion he will continue to assist any football team that needs his assistance, provided that it does not interfere with his mayoral duties.
His career came to an end in 2006 as a professional football player and thereafter he joined politics.
Hindjou said that being a mayor is a challenging job but he is has been able to find the courage from his will to serve the people of Okahandja.
“Being a politician is not easy but there is nothing good that comes easy. I face challenges here and there but I am making my best out of it.
“I have been active in politics ever since I retired as a soccer player. The thing about politics and the position I have is that you will never be able to satisfy everyone. If one person is happy today the other is unhappy tomorrow and that is how it goes,” he said.
He added that he has been a team player for all his life and as a mayor of the town he is still a team player because he does not take decisions alone but with other councilors of the town.