The Scorpion Zinc under 17 football tournament concluded in Keetmanshoop recently showed that the country has a bright future in terms of future goalscorers for the national team.
With the country’s men national team struggling to put goals behind the back of the net on a regular basis, a new solution to that will be solved in the near future.
Jandjamuje Maharero is no doubt the future plan in the Brave Warriors set up after illustrated his scoring abilities at different levels he played and he seems not to stop scoring, which is good news for the national team.
The Ramblers young goal poacher helped his region Khomas to win the first edition of the Scorpion Zinc Cup after overcoming their old foes Erongo 2-1 in the finals thanks to his (8) goals.
He also finished the tournament as runner up on the scoring chart behind Otjikoto’s striker Josef Utoni who scored 11 goals at the tournament.
At the tournament, Maharero received various awards such as Man of the Match against Otjozondjupa getting a pair of Puma soccer boots and a trophy.
He was also chosen as the overall Best Player of the Tournament walking away with another pair of boots, a N$3 000 and a trophy for sending up as the second top goal scorer.
Although Maharero is still to break into the first team of Ramblers, said his time will come saying once given that opportunity in the first team, he will grab it.
His parents are die hard supporters of the country’s most supported football club in the Namibia Premier League (NPL) African Stars, but said his heart is always with Ramblers.
Maharero started playing football at the tender age of five years in the streets of Dorado Park with other boys of his age and some of his seniors and today he had seen his football talent taking him to another level.
“I played soccer in the street when I was 5 years old and that’s when I realised I have the potential. Don’t think I will play for them (Stars) my mind is already made up and my focus is with Ramblers.
At 16 years now, Maharero has over 46 medals and more than five trophies and certificates adding that a lot is still to come from him.
Maharero also said his dream is to play for the Brave Warriors and also overseas for Manchester United or AC Milan, but said he still take his studies serious and wants to become a doctor one day.
“Of course I think I can make it (Brave Warriors) and to play overseas for a top club like Man United, Milan or even in Germany. I am doing average in school and I want to become a doctor one day,” said Maharero.
One man who knows Maharero well on the field is his current coach of Ramblers under 17 Uwe Wolff, who describes Maharero as a special player saying he enjoy working with him.
Wolff somehow ruled out Maharero’s long term with ‘Rammies’ seeing the boy’s future with African Stars despite the fact that Maharero’s heart being at the Pioneerspark outfit.
“He is very committed and a physical player, but he needs to work on his temper. I can’t see his future with Ramblers as I doubt. I think he will play for African Stars,” said Wolff.