THE road to Brazil has be begun for Mercury City, Namibia’s top junior football team after a resounding win in the national final of the Red Bull Neymar Junior’s Five in the Namibian capital, Windhoek on Saturday.
The top 16 teams from around the country came together on the day to battle it out for the opportunity to represent Namibia at the World Final in Brazil. The defending champions, The Lions, finished on third place after a 2-0 win against Cabassango FC. Mercury City from Walvis Bay, outplayed them all after a nail-biting final against the Dream Team (Walvis Bay), claiming their title with a 2-0 win.
Top 3 Teams were Mercury City from Walvis Bay, Dream Team alsofrom Walvis Bay and Khuse Lions from Oshakati.
Red Bull Brand Manager, Nadja Geiger, said: “We are very happy with this year’s outcome of the tournament, we have received 181 registrations. We have seen amazing football talent around Namibia and the teams stepped up their game at the final. I would like to thank our partners Snickers, GIZ, FLI, Fresh FM, Shoprite and NBC for helping us make this tournament such a huge success.’’
Mercury City from Walvis Bay will be travelling to Brazil to go up against 62 other countries for the opportunity to claim the world title and to play against Neymar Jr himself. The all-expenses paid trip by Red Bull is set to take off mid July 2019 where the team will travel to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five Organizing Team would like to thank all participants for making this tournament such a success in Namibia.
Everyone can follow the journey to Brazil by following @redbullnam and @redbullneymarjrsfive on Instagram.