Doeseb abandoned at TB ward
Brave Warriors midfield kingpin Christiaan Jacobus Doeseb is abandoned and in isolation at the Tuberculosis ward at Walvis Bay state hospital, without the national team even enquiring about his well-being.
The diminutive maestro who is playing on national level since the age of 15 was earlier diagnosed with highly contagious acute Tuberculosis (TB). According to Doeseb he has to remain in hospital for six months - that is until May next year.
According to the pin-sized player’s parents, the national team coach had called for their last match against Djibouti to merely ascertain whether Christiaan was available for selection. “He asked whether he was ready to play and that was it,” tells a disappointed father.
Doeseb says: “It is always good to know that there are at least some people out there who truly care for you, like Andries Tsei-Tseimou who came all the way from Windhoek for a visit.”
Dolam soccer giant Tsei-Tseimou says his thoughts are with Doeseb and adds: “He is an adorable young man and a player who takes his work and life very seriously at that tender age. It is a pity that this dreadful disease has now interrupted the boy’s promising career.” He is however convinced that the footballer will bounce back in style next year.
Rusten Mogane, head coach of Doeseb’s league club Orlando Pirates, wishes the player a speedy recovery: “I have big plans with Christiaan next year. I want him in the team. He is one of the rare talents that our country can offer.” Brave Warriors coach Bernard Kajuika could not be reached for comment.
(Edy Erich !Narib is a community reporter)