A 22-member national under-16 football team left the country on Sunday for a three-week training camp in Duisburg, Germany.
Two SKW Kids to Germany with the u/16 Namibian National Team
SKW u/16 players Moisel van Neel and Thorsten Koepp (picture above) gathering experience in Germany
SKW u 17 Team came 2nd in the SKW Youth Tournament 2009
SKW vs NYFDP 2 - 0
Otjiwarongo vs SKW 1 - 1
Final: SKW vs SFC 1 - 1 (3-4 after penalty shoot out)
Stärk calls for compulsory youth teams Submitted by Namibia Sports Magazine editor on Thu, 04/16/2009 - 12:29. Football
The technical director of the Namibia Football Association, Klaus Stark has called on Premier League clubs to introduce youth teams saying that they planned to make it compulsory in the future. Stark was speaking at the launch of the Khomas U17 Football League at the NFA’s Soccer House in Katutura on Thursday.
“In future, a football club playing in the highest league which is not working on development, will not receive a license. This is still my personal view, but from 2010 each Premier League club should have an U19 team and by 2011 an U17 team,” he said. Stark said a lot of work still needed to be done to develop youth football in Namibia, but they were on the right track. “I am very proud and happy that this league will start and we should now aim to start an U15 league in 2010 while also starting junior leagues in other regions of Namibia,” he said. “We must keep our players busy in competitions and training and our clubs should work closer with schools. Our aim is to have more national teams and to develop and educate our young players,” he said. Stark said that youth leagues in Europe already start at U7 and U9 level and that Namibia also had to move in that direction.
The 2009 Khomas U17 Football League, which takes place for the third successive year, will kick off this weekend, with a total of 24 teams registered for the new season.
They include some Premier League teams like the defending champions Orlando Pirates, Ramblers, African Stars and SKW, as well as first and second division teams, and community, schools and academy teams.
The league will be run by Jakes Amaning, Timo Tjongarero and Isack Hamata, while the Windhoek Municipality also expressed its support by offering to lease their stadiums and football fields at reduced rates.
“The City of Windhoek normally charges N$2 500 per day for the use of the Sam Nujoma Stadium, but they have given us a special rate,” Amaning said, without elaborating.
Nancy Brand of the Windhoek Municipality said they were keen to participate in the development of the youth.
“Our aim is to participate in the development of sport amongst our youth and to build close relationships with the NFA. We will try our best to provide excellent facilities and make sure that they are well maintained,” she said.
Hamata said that the Khomas U17 League had played an important role in developing young footballers and keeping the youth off the street.
“We already have a few players lighting up the Premier League, who developed from the Khomas U17 League. Our league keeps 800 kids off the streets – every week they nearly train to death and they don’t have time to go out. I’d say we have reduced the crime rate a lot,” he said.
“We are happy with the progress so far, but there are still many challenges ahead. Come hell or high water, we are sure that in a few years’ time this country will count amongst the best. It’s about time that we stand up and be counted,” he said.
Amaning said the main challenges they faced included the lack of a sponsor as well as age cheating.
“We agreed that if we want to develop football we must get rid of age cheating. I’m very proud to say that two of our players, Sydney Urikhob and Eslin Kamuhanga have been selected for the senior Brave Warriors team, while there are several more playing in the Premier League now. Our dream is to see them play professional football,” he said.
Hamata added that they had expelled 12 players last season who had cheated about their age and that they were serious about stamping it out. But he called on parents, schools and clubs to assist them in this regard.
He said that the NFA was responsible for all football leagues in Namibia and advised clubs not to participate in leagues that do not fall under the NFA.
“I haven’t heard of another U17 league, but if players register with other leagues we will not accommodate them,” he said.
SKW u/17 NFA Results :
U/17 Cymot SKW vs Arcadia 5 - 0
U/17 Cymot SKWvs Centaurus 3 - 0
U/17 Cymot SKW vs Mario Football School 6 - 0
U/17 CYMOT SKW vs Windhoek United 1 - 0
U/17 CYMOT SKW vs African Stars 6 - 1
U/17 CYMOT SKW vs Navarra 2 - 1
U/17 CYMOT SKWvs Tura Magig 2 - 0
U/17 CYMOT SKW vs Scorpions 4 - 1
U/17 CYMOT SKW vs Real United3 - 2
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAALLLL 1 - 0 for SKW late in the second half. SKW u/17 vs Orlando Pirates 1 - 0
CYMOT SKW u/17 vs Orlando Pirates 1 - 0 - 16 August 2009
The first eight teams of each log will participate in a knock out competition. SKW had to play Orlando Pirates and won the match with a solitary goal late in the second half on Sunday afternoon. With the win CYMOT SKW is through to the last eight.
NFA u/17 Khomas League: 23. August 2009
The CYMOT SKW u/17 boys are in the semi final. in the Sam Nujoma Stadium Saturday, 14h00 it was SKW who dominated the match for a place among the last four against Tura Magic. Several chances were missed till SKW striker Denver Meier hammered a cross ball into the left top corner. It was the first goal Meier scored this year for the green and white outfit from Olympia. The semi final will be against Golden Boys.
NFA u/17 Khomas League: SKW u/17 out !!!
CYMOT SKW u/17 had no one else to blame as themselves when they went down to Golden Boys u/17 in the semi final of the NFA Khomas u/17 league title.
The school holidays is just a killer for a team, if you want to achieve something! "We lost our regular goalkeeper due to an accident which we could not compensate for. But also the lack of fitness and the fact that some regular player are still not available due to school holidays is just not ideal for a team which wants to win a league!" a disappointed SKW coach Rolf Beiter commented after the match. "I am sorry that Lucky (Lesley Kakuva u/17 head coach is currently in Hennef Germany for a coaching clinic) cannot play in the final next week but our rusty boys simply did not deserve it !" The final between Rebels and Golden Boys will be played next Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital Windhoek.
Semi / Halfinale : NFA u/17 League 12/09/09
Shipena Stars vs Rebels 10h15 Sam Nujoma Stadium 1 - 1 (4 - 5 penalties)
Cymot SKW vs Golden Boys 11h30 Sam Nujoma Stadium 3 - 5 (2 - 2)