SKW crowned Under-15 kings
Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) was crowned champions of the inaugural Namibian Football Association’s (NFA) Khomas Under-15 League on Saturday.
In the deciding encounter of the season SKW faced nemesis, Ramblers, at the NFA Technical Centre.
The Olympia-based side hammered their opponents 4-0, with Tangeni Ndeitunga scoring two goals and Daniel Hassenpflug and George Hummel adding one each.
SKW won the championship with 14 points, one ahead of second-placed Ramblers.
Earlier in the day, Tura Magic beat Nick Eleven by 3-1 to take third place on five points, while Nick Eleven finished bottom of the log with a single point after six matches played in the Top-Four Championship.
In the B-League, Katutura Youth Academy (KYA) finished top on 12 points after four games played, followed by Katsville with seven points and Windhoek United in third also on seven points. Kaizen Football Academy (KFA) finished fourth on one point. Mario Football Academy who, who also ended on one point, were last because of an inferior goal difference.
SKW cemented their dominance of local youth football as their under-17 team have also won the NFA Khomas Under-17 League.
The NFA in April 2012 launched the Pilot Youth Leagues Project with the primary objective of ensuring that structures are in place to streamline youth football and nurture its development.
In the past, youth development was solely left to schools to run but the country’s football body has taken the lead after introducing the NFA’s Youth Development through Football (YDF) programme about three years ago.
This development is considered a milestone for Namibian football as clubs are now afforded a platform on which to hone the skills of upcoming players.
However, some stakeholders have lamented the reluctance of some teams to take part in the NFA youth leagues.