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DTS Windhoek FC

DTS Windhoek FC

DTS Windhoek FC (also known as DTS-HOPSOL for sponsorship reasons) is a Namibian football club based in Windhoek which currently plays in the First Division, the second-tier competition in the country.

DTS Windhoek FC
Full nameDeutscher Turn- und Sport Verein Windhoek Fussball Club
GroundDTS Sport Field[1]
ChairmanAxel Dainat
ManagerGunnar von Dewitz
LeagueFirst Division
WebsiteClub website


The larger sport club Deutscher Turn- und Sport Verein (DTS) was formed in 1961.[2] In April 2021 it was announced that the club would field a senior football team in the revamped First Division beginning with the 2021 season with the goal of creating a professional pathway and environment for Namibian players. The team would go by the moniker DTS-HOPSOL thanks to a sponsorship by solar power company HOPSOL, with additional sponsorship from Standard Bank.[3]

On 26 March 2021 the team played its first match, a 3–2 friendly victory against Tigers F.C. of the Namibia Premier Football League. On 10 April, the team played a second friendly against a NPFL club, this time Orlando Pirates, earning a 2–1 victory.[4] At the time of the unveiling, Namibia international Oliver Risser was announced as a player-coach.[5]

The club played its first league match on 22 May 2021, resulting in a victory over Western Hotspurs FC.[6] During its inaugural season in the First Division, the club was crowned champions of the league's Southern Stream.[7]



  1. Kauraisa, Jesse Jackson. "Pirates Look to Build". Namibian Sun. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  2. Hans Schöggl, Hans. "Namibia - List of Foundation Dates". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  3. "DTS-Hopsol enters the fray". The Namibian. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  4. "First Division Football – Presentation of Team "DTS-HOPSOL"". DTS Windhoek. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  5. "DTS HopSol surprises Tigers Sports Club in a friendly match". DTS Windhoek. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  6. "Southern Stream First Division comes alive". Namibia Times. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  7. "DTS HopSol 1st Division Team beats all opponents in MTC NFA CUP qualifiers - through to round of 32". DTS Windhoek. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
  8. Schöggl, Hans. "Namibia 2021". RSSSF. Retrieved 19 July 2021.
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