COVID-19 COSAFA AfriCAN: Namibia star Hotto joins #daretocreatenamchallenge

Namibia and BidVest Wits winger Deon Hotto has had some fun while self-isolating at home, putting together a quirky video for fans.

Hotto, like all footballers in the South African Premier Soccer League, and around the region, is staying at home in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought the world to a virtual standstill.

He made the video as part of a #DareToCreateNamChallenge in Namibia that encourages people to stay home and keeping safe during the pandemic.
Namibia has recorded 16 cases to date, the latest being two more on Sunday.

The star winger was having another superb season for Wits, and further establishing himself as one of the pleading players from the COSAFA region after years of success.

He has six goals in all competitions for The Clever Boys this campaign, equaling his personal best mark set last season, and with still at least 10 games to play.

That is nine in the Absa Premiership and a Nedbank Cup semifinal against Mamelodi Sundowns, and potentially a final, when the PSL resumes having been paused while South Africa is in the midst of a 21-day lockdown that is scheduled to end on April 16.

Hotto has also been a star of the COSAFA Cup, helping Namibia to the 2015 title and emerging as their leading scorer in the history of the competition with six goals, one more than the legendary Congo Hindjou.

Check out Hotto’s fun video here on COSAFA.TV!

Hotto is adhering to the guidelines laid out by the World Health Organisation in the bid to combat the coronavirus outbreak, which include:

Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth: Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene: Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early: Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.