Musambani lost interest in football
NOT LONG ago, Nicky Musambani was the country’s hottest striker in the 2014/2015 MTC/Namibia Premier League (NPL), a season he finished as top goal scorer with 17 goals for boyhood club Orlando Pirates. In total, Musambani scored 24 goals in all competitions, including seven in the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup, when he led his Pirates side to the final, which they narrowly lost on penalties to Tigers that same season. His goal tally saw him signed up by Botswana club Gaborone United football club for the 2015/2016 soccer season, but his move to Gaborone United was cut short due to that country’s football rules that only three foreign players may be registered per club, and Gaborone United already had three foreign players at the time. At 29, Musambani has seemingly lost interest in football that previously helped him put bread on the table and is now enrolled at the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) majoring in Welding. Last year up until early this year, Musambani worked as a shuttle driver between Windhoek and Omaruru before he decided to take up his studies.