Neymar Jr Five launched in Namibia

Neymar Jr Five launched in Namibia

Photo from left: Simon Mundandala-Omulunga, Jacquiline Pack-Bank Whk, Harald Fuelle-BKK Sports, Nico Mwiya-NBC,Back Row: Wieland Klinger-BKK Sport, Kaycce Butsch-Fresh FM, Whilzahn Gelderbloom-RadioWave, Collin Benjamin-BKK Sport, Nadja Geiger-Red Bull
Windhoek-An international five-a-side tournament, known as the Neymar Junior's Five, was launched in Windhoek on Wednesday.
The tournament itself will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 21st of July. Before that, Namibia will hold three legs culminating in a grand finale that will serve to select a representative for Namibia.
There are 128 spaces available at each of the venues in Swakopmund, Oshakati and Windhoek, where 16 teams will be selected for the final, which will be played on the 16th of June at Katutura's UN Plaza.
The rules are simple.
- Register a team of a maximum of 7 players for N$350.00
- Each player in the allowed age group should be between 18-25, but 2 over-age players are allowed
- No goalkeeper
- When your team concedes a goal they lose a player for every goal
- It's a 10 minute-match and if there is a draw, then the encounter goes straight to penalties
There are no gender limitations and mixed teams can enter as well as all-male or all-female teams, but they will play against whoever is in their group.
Collin Benjamin and Harald Fuelle will be spearheading the logistics of the competition locally.
The grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to Brazil to play against Neymar Junior and his team in the World finals.
The competition has been growing in leaps and bounds, with teams growing from 53 teams last year to 62 teams this year.
Teams can enter using the competition's website www.neymarjrsfive.com or fill in the form and take a picture to then send it via whatsapp.
Entries via email are also welcome.
The winner of the World finals will get a further opportunity to spend a week in France, Paris where Naymar plays for Paris St. Germain and see how he goes about his daily routine.
NBC will bring you the Namibian finals Live.