WINDHOEK - Ambitious coastal side Eleven Arrows are not resting on their laurels after avoiding relegation by the skin of their teeth on the last day of the past season.
The sea-siders have appointed the national U-17 football team assistant coach, Gerry Gunther, as their head coach to replace Woody ‘The Mesiah’ Jacobs, after the latter declined to renew his short-term rolling contract with the Kuisebmund outfit.
The 32-year-old Gunther brings a wealth of experience to the maroon and gold outfit, while his man management skills will come in handy as he holds a Sports Management and Coaching Diploma from the Tygerberg College in Cape Town, South Africa.
He has also completed the South African Football Association (SAFA) Coaching Diploma Level 1 and 2 courses, as well as the CAF/FIFA C Licence, plus the B Licence, which he completed at Hennef Sportschule in Germany where he was voted among the top three participants.
The youthful mentor previously coached the Swakopmund Football Club U-13’s where he achieved successes in both the league and cup campaigns.
The Namibian-born coach also mentored Cape Town based Vasco Da Gama FC U-13’s and successfully steered the modest Mother City outfit to the Cape Town Super League from the first division after winning the Club Cup in the first division.
Gunther has been credited for his unmatched talent and desire to develop football skills in all age departments and notably his strategic programme, with the ultimate aim of developing and integrating players from different ethnic groups and backgrounds.
Meanwhile, Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) have called for prospective new players to contact Imawida’s head coach Lucky Kakuva for trials.