The Women Super League will conclude this weekend as JS Academy and Poly Babes seek to win the second season of the NFA Women Super League.
Jacqueline Shipanga Academy, leading the six-team league with 46 points from 18 matches played with a goal-difference of an impressive 115, will need juts a single draw from their two weekend matches, while in second place, the defending champions Okahandja Beauties are six points adrift, the same with third placed Poly Babes.
Babes have a mathematical chance of sneaking the title away from the Academy as they both have two games to play this weekend. The Academy will need just a point to clinch the title and they kickoff proceedings with a game against fourth-placed 21 Brigade United at 12h00 at the Eldorado Secondary School Field, while Poly Babes will take on fellow students UNAM Bokkies at 13h50 at the same venue.
On Sunday, action will return to the NFA Technical Centre, as Poly Babes take on the Academy in what could be a crucial game, provided the Academy does not win on Saturday. The match will kickoff at 10h00 and will be followed by the encounter featuring Beauties against UNAM Bokkies at 11h50.
Fifth-placed Bokkies too have to chance to move up the table into fourth as they go into the final weekend on 18 points, four behind 21 Brigade United in fourth.
Challengers will finish at the bottom of the log after they have played all their 20 games, won none, drawn none and scored three and conceded 132 for a goal difference of -243.
Okahandja Beauties’ Emerencia Fredericks leads the Top Goal scorers chart with 40 goals, with teammate Juliana Skrywer in second place with 28 goals and the Academy’s Zenata Coleman in third with 21 goals.
Following the final match of the season on Sunday afternoon at the NFA Technical Centre, the NFA Women Desk will crown the new league champions as well as honor individual awards winners.
There will be the Player of the Season Award with the nominees being: Queen Manga and Maggy Paulus (both Poly Babes), Emerencia Fredericks (Okahandja beauties), Lena Noreses, and Lovisa Mulunga (JS. Academy) and Ester Hamukwaya (UNAM Bokkies).
The nominees for the Junior Player Award are: Emma Naris (16 years old, Mellissa Matheus (14) Burney Dennis (14) Lovisa Mulunga (17) all of JS Academy and Defny Naobes (17) of Poly Babes.
Nominees for the Most Improved Player of the Season are: Lorraine Jossob and Maggy Paulus (both of Poly Babes), Linda Mupetami (UNAM Bokkies), Agnes Kauzuu, Alberta Dawes Vistorina Shaangula (all of JS Academy).
Sports Journalists will also be honored with the Sports Reporter of the Season Award and the nominees are: Hector Homer Mawonga (Namibian sun), Cyril Sheefeni Nikodemus Hamutenya (The Namibian), Helge Schutz (Namibia Sport), Wesley Vries (NBC TV) and Gabriel Nandjigwa (Namibia Sports News).