Sport Klub Windhoek has won the second edition of the U17 Khomas League run by the Namibian Football Association.
On Saturday at the Ramblers field, the Olympia based outfit beat Spartans FC 2-0 in the final to claim the championship trophy for the first time.
“It was the best match of the season”, stated Klaas Woller during the prize giving ceremony. The youth coordinator of Ramblers served as the administrator of the league.
Eleven minutes into the second half Carsten Horn opened the scoring. The SKW striker stabbed in a loose ball after a shot by Alcino Ndjavera was blocked by Spartans` goal keeper.
Fifteen minutes later it was Kaseuko Katjiukua who increased the lead with their second goal. The creative midfielder outplayed a defender and curved the ball with his right foot into the bottom left corner.
SKW`s NPL head coach Lesley Kakuva, who followed the game from the main stand, revealed that the 16-year-old will be registered with their Premier League side for the coming season.
“He was already training with us during the second round of last season and we will increasingly expose him to the NPL level”, said Kakuva.
With eight goals Katjiukua was one of the outstanding SKW players in their U17 campaign. Top goal scorer was Leonardo Gomes Alves, who found the back of the net nine times over the season.
For youth coach Martin Brosda, however, the team spirit was the key to success. “At the end we only had 14 players, but they stuck together and after all deserved to win the league.”
Third place was grabbed by Kaizen Football Academy after they convincingly beat Invincible FC by five goals to one.
Prokids Football Club managed to hold on to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Nick Eleven to finish the season in fifth position.
On their home ground in Pionierspark, the U17 players of Ramblers recorded a 3-1 win against Namib Colts in the match for seventh spot.