Wennie du Plessis wins Omaheke COPA Coca-Cola

By John Tuerijama 

TANTALISING action on the field left football lovers in Gobabis begging for more on Saturday when Wennie du Plessis Senior Secondary School narrowly beat town foe Nossob Combined School by a solitary goal to take the regional trophy. 

Wennie du Plessis under-15 head coach Bennie Hambira told this publication this week that Du Plessis was extremely serious about taking home the maiden trophy to the cattle country, as Omaheke region is affectionately known. 

Though the school yielded the results Hambira sought, he admitted that more needs to be done in terms of strengthening the defence to be more solid. “Yes our defence was at times shaky and with us not having fielded all the players from the substitution bench I am confident we are going to do some rotational changes going forward.” 

The confident Hambira said with his 4-3-3 formation they will embark on a severe attacking football mode that will see his team eliminating its opponents with ease. 

“My players are very outstanding in terms of talent and I’m so delighted with the young boys’ performance. As a school we did not have any other [competitive] 

opportunities for our under-15 football team and I must thank Coca-Cola for the opportunity granted to these boys,” he emphasised. 

“This is definitely an opportunity for these young boys to grow their football careers and progress to the under-17, -23 and eventually the senior national football side.” 

Hambira added that Wennie du Plessis would do anything within their powers to claim the coveted title, boasting that the team has six players who ply their trade in the Cattle Country Football Academy and represented the academy in Belgium last year. 

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