Three new clubs to the women’s club football scene in Namibia, Windhoek Prisons, Namibia Police and Amateachers (of Unam’s Khomasdal Campus) have joined five other clubs for the NFA/DFB Women’s Super Cup competition which kicked off last weekend.
The matches are played on a round-robin basis, with Group A consisting of the Namibian Under 20 team that will compete at thr Zone 6 Youth Games in December, Okahandja Beauties, 21 Brigade as well as the Police. Group B consists of Challengers, Prisons, Amateachers and the TISAN team.
The NFA’s Head of Women’s Football, Jacqueline Gertze said the Super Cup is aimed at keeping players fit as Namibia prepares for the Zone VI Games later this year in Zambia, amongst others.
Gertze said that the winners and runners-up of the two groups will contest the semi-finals which will also be witnessed by the German Football Federation (DFB) Westphalia Region representatives.
“We have the Zone Six Games for the Under 20 players, while the TISAN team might also be playing in the FASU Games in December. Besides that we are also preparing for the 2014 CAF Women’s Championship which we will host,” Gertze said.
In Saturday’s first match, the Zone VI Games team beat Okahandja Beauties 2-1, TISAN beat Prisons 2-0, 21 Brigade thrashed Police 12-0, and Challengers beat Amateachers 2-1.
On Sunday, TISAN thrashed Amateachers 19-0, the Zone VI team beat Police 2-0 and Challengers beat Prisons 2-0.
The group stages action will continue next weekend at the NFA Technical Centre with the semi-finals scheduled for Sunday at 11h00 and the final at 16h00.
Poly Babes and Unam Bokkies have merged to form the TISAN team for the Super Cup, while JS Academy’s players have been incorporated into the Namibia Zone VI Games team as well as the 21 Brigade and Okahandja Beauties teams.
The tournament is being used as an opportunity to continue with the NFA’s annual Talent Identification Programme.
NFA women national scouts will be selecting at least 35 players to increase the pool of players for the national team. A training camp for the selected players has been scheduled for 18 to 28 November and will be conducted by Jacqueline Shipanga and a German Instructor.