First Division Football – Presentation of Team “DTS-HOPSOL”
Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) Windhoek announces with pleasure its new First Division Football Team “DTS-HOPSOL” which will kickoff soon in the MTC NFA Cup and compete with the top Namibian Football Clubs.
Strong forces got combined to make this thrilling adventure a success story: Professional club structures of DTS with international experienced football player and coach Oliver Risser and team manager Gunnar von Dewitz aside with strong key sponsors in sports - Standard Bank and HopSol Solar Power.
Axel Dainat, chairperson of DTS explains the exciting development in the club. “Our youth football academy from U6 to U17 is nowadays one of the most professional and successful youth football development programs in the country. It is just a logical consequence for us to give our upcoming very talented youth football players the perspective to perform on highest levels in First Division Team DTS-HOPSOL. Team DTS-HOPSOL is equipped with everything that is needed to play on top Namibian Football level. We just hope normality returns to Namibian adult football and we can play our beloved game! We are looking forward to the league starting still this year.”
Dr. Robert Hopperdietzel, founder and mentor of MTC HopSol Youth Soccer League explains why HopSol became a key sponsor at DTS. “As a very successful solar company we have extensive experience in professional management and we know how to seize opportunities and how to sustain prosperity. HopSol wants to be a role model for professional structures from grass root to adult football. Namibia is mega rich of football talents but is lacking professional organization for developing this talent. HopSol provides now with the MTC HopSol Youth Soccer League and the DTS-HOPSOL First Division team the chance for future professionals to take off even on international levels. DTS is one of the first clubs in Namibia which is setup to achieve this goal!”
A big thank you also goes to our co-sponsor, Standard Bank. Their trust to support this initiative especially in times like this is an unbelievable catalyst which does encourage our initiative. We thank you very much.
A thrilling introduction match between team DTS-Hopsol and premier league outfit Orlando Pirates was played on Saturday, April 10. DTS Hopsol clearly showed that they intend to be highly competitive following a 2-1 victory on their home ground in Olympia. Two weeks earlier they also beat Tigers Sports Club 3-2.