Oshana's Young Chiefs climb to Far North First Division

27 Jun 2013 09:20
WINDHOEK, 27 JUN (NAMPA) - Oshakati-based Young Chiefs Football Club (FC) have been promoted to the Far North First Division after finishing the Oshana Second Division League as overall winners.
'Ametex', as they are popularly known, concluded the league, which came to a close last weekend, with the same points as its main challenger, Ongwediva City with 49 points each, but scooped the promotion by way of a better goal difference.
Young Chiefs, which was founded in 1989, also won the league last season.
Young Chiefs also produced the top goal scorer of the Oshana Second Division through John Mawe?s 18 goals.
In a telephonic interview with Nampa on Thursday, Young Chiefs? head coach Damian Shuumbwa said he feels proud for leading the team to another level.
Shuumbwa, who only spent one season with the team, added that his team has another outstanding mission of playing in the Namibia Premier League (NPL), and he remains determined they will make it.
?Now that we are in the Far North First Division, our next mission is to win that league and go to the premier league,? he said.
The victorious coach, however, stressed that it was not an easy journey to win the league because of some minor issues within the team, such as some players not turning up for training sessions while others suffered injuries while the league was at a critical stage.
?In order to win as a coach you must have a heart for the team and sacrifice your valuable time by being with the players most of the time,? he said.
Shuumbwa urged the business community to start investing in football, saying it will ensure more teams from the northern parts of the country playing either in the NPL or Far North First Division.