A Namibia youth-select team will leaves for Accra Ghana on Sunday for a three week training camp ahead of the annual Cosafa under-20 finals in December.
The under-20 side will play in the annual Cosafa Youth Cup and early next year in the race for the 2015 CAF Youth Championships to be hosted by Senegal.
The 25-men squad will leave on Sunday and returns home on 7 September and consists of a mixture of under-20 and under 17 players.
“The team we have consists mostly of players who played against Zambia in August as part of the African Union Jubilee and also some under-17 players has been included to be part of the training camp,” says team manager Jakes Amaning.
The team will go through some intensive training under the watchful eyes of coach Turipamue Upi and Ronnie Kanalelo, while other specialised coaches are also expected to work with them.
“We will have guest coaches for special training sessions and we are delighted about this trip. The team will play a lot of friendly games against local Ghanaian sides,” says Amaning.
Namibian youth football teams have been going to Ghana for the past two years and Amaning believes this has helped the team.
“All the trips the team takes to Ghana or Germany are very necessary and we see the changes in our players' attitude and play which is good for the national teams. It is all forms of making sure we expose the boys to other conditions and physical football,” concludes Amaning.