Cosmos star soldiers on after heartbreak


It has been a horrible year for Jomo Cosmos defender Riaan Hanamub after losing three of his immediate family members in a space of 10 months.

The Namibian international was forced to miss Cosmos’s previous four League matches upon learning of the death of his mother and sister in a horrific vehicle accident in Namibia on August 22.

Hanamub was still trying to come to terms with the death of his father who perished in November 2018.

The 24-year-old opened up to after Ezenkosi’s League outing against Cape Umoya United on Sunday afternoon and said it has been difficult for him to adjust to life without both his parents.

“Last year November I lost my Dad, so the wound was still not okay and two more (mother and sister) so it’s a bit difficult for me because right now I am standing without a parent so it’s a bit difficult but that has to make me stronger because I have an older brother and a sister left so I have to be strong for them as I am the breadwinner in the family,” he said.

Hanamub is also grateful to have a supporting Cosmos family whom he said has stood by him during the difficult times.

“You know when I came back, I didn’t expect so much support from the team. They gave me a shoulder to cry on, so they played a bigger part in me coping and me getting better,” he said.

Hanamub joined Cosmos in 2018 from two-time Namibian premier League champions, Orlando Pirates Windhoek.

He was also part of the national team during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and played in all their three Group D matches in Egypt, who were the hosts of the tournament.

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