New Era (Windhoek)

17 August 2010

Namibia: Kanalelo Takes Over Reins at Tura Magic

Windhoek — Ambitious Southern Stream First Division outfit, Tura Magic Football Club, has secured the services of Brave Warriors assistant coach Ronnie 'The Magnet' Kanalelo, as head coach for the 2010/2011 campaign.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns shot stopper is no newcomer to the domestic football scene and previously coached at Black Africa and Eleven Arrows respectively - albeit with minimal success.

Charismatic chairman of the youthful Katutura-based outfit, Peter Nakurua, hailed Kanalelo's appointment as a significant boost for the club in its aspirations to secure Premier League status at the end of the season.

"We are indeed humbled that Ronnie overlooked opportunities elsewhere to take charge of our very youthful but enthusiastic team. We are glad that he has agreed to join our club to share his vast array of knowledge with these talented young boys and management staff," said an enthusiastic Nakurua.

Nakurua added that although the ultimate aim of the club is to gain promotion to the top flight,neither Kanalelo nor the players would be put under undue pressure to perform miracles.

"We will handle situations as they come, but we are sure of the journey we want to travel with Ronnie."

Tura Magic was founded three years ago as an offspring from the Collin Benjamin Soccer Academy, which has contributed largely to the influx of talented young footballers plying their trade with top clubs in the highly-competitive MTC Premier League and lower divisions.

The club is inviting players between the ages of 17 and 24 years to attend trials at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Saturday 21st August, 2010, from 15h00 to 17h00.

Tura Magic started with its pre-season training yesterday under new mentor Ronny Kanalelo.

The club also announced some new additions to the existing executive members for the next term of office, who are:Peter Nakurua (Chairman); Gordon Pokolo (General Manager), while Donovan Pokolo, a chartered accountant, has been tasked to oversee the club's finance and administration departments.

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