Archive - Oct 12, 2011 - Story
By Klaas Woller
The first weekend of October was an exciting one for 55 kids and four coaches of the Katutura-based football club Swallows FC.
Due to a huge fundraising project, initiated by Gert Botha and Klaas Woller of Nammilk Ramblers Soccer Academy it was possible to give these future football stars the chance to participate in their first ever youth tournament outside of Windhoek.
The whole idea started at the annual Youth Football Tournament held by Nammilk Ramblers Soccer Academy in Windhoek where Swallows participated.
The Brave Warriors will play Lesotho on the 29th of October in Windhoek in a friendly match as preparation for their 2014 Brazil World Cup preliminary knock out matches against Djibouti next month.
Newly appointed Brave Warriors caretaker coach, Bernard Kaanjuka, said he would use the match as a way to check out new talent.
“It will just be a training game which we will use to see if we can include some new players into the team, we will not have high expectations from the match,” Kaanjuka said.
The MTC Premiership returns this weekend with the pick of the matches being the top of the log clash between Black Africa and African Stars at the Independence Stadium on Saturday.
Stars are currently leading the log on nine points after three matches with the defending champions, Black Africa second on goal difference.
The two teams are the only ones to have won all their matches so far.
Stars’ Rudy Louw has scored in all three matches so far and is leading the top goalscorer’s list with five goals.
The Brave Gladiators dropped three places on the FIFA/Coca Cola Women’s World Rankings that were released recently.
They are now ranked 117 in the world and 18 in Africa.
In the period under review, the Gladiators did not play a match with their last matches having been played in July against Nigeria for the Olympic qualifiers. They lost both matches 7-0 and 2-0 in Abuja and Windhoek respectively.