Ex-Namibia kit manager turns mentor


Former Brave Warriors of Namibia kit manager Sakaria Shalongo has started a football academy in an effort to help groom future stars in Windhoek.

The man popularly known as Chally has said that this new chapter in his football career is close to his heart.

The Chally Football Academy operates from Donkerhoek Stadium in Windhoek’s Shandumbala residential area and opened its gates to youngsters most recently.

The academy caters to six age groups ranging from under-9 to 19.

“I’m a very motivated member of the community and very passionate about the game of football and the empowerment of the youth,” he said.

According to TheNamibia.com.na,  Shalongo was the Brave Warriors’ kit manager from 2003 to 2012 and performed the same role at Tigers for over a decade.

He has coached youngsters before, mentoring Tigers’ under-17 cubs in the Namibian Football Association league between 2007 and 2008.

“I have vast experience in football administration and working with youth. I have ideas on tackling crime, addressing social ills and educating our youth that are often lost in this cold world,” added Shalongo.

“I believe and trust that my experience and knowledge of the game will help me accomplish this challenge.

“But I can’t do it alone and require help. With your backing, I believe I can add value to our youth to help them make better choices in life,” concluded Shalongo.

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By FARPost Reporter

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