Touch & Go determined to stay in the NPL

17 Feb 2015 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 17 FEB (NAMPA) – Otavi-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Touch & Go football club are determined on still plying their trade in Namibia's elite league next season.
They were promoted to the NPL last year after winning the 2013/14 North-West First Division Stream (NWFDS), and currently sit in 15th position out of 16 teams with 10 points.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, the team’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) Jafta Gaoab said their aim this season is to avoid relegation at all costs.
“I really want to be objective. We are having a team of young players, aged between 18 to 28, and at the moment we are still learning a lot of things about the Premier League.
But our main objective right now is to remain in the league next season,” stressed Gaoab.
He said the team struggled in the first half of the season, but they have now worked on issues which caused them to be near-bottom.
“We struggled to score goals in the first 15 games we played in the league, but at the moment we got ourselves players who can score.
Look at the first two games that we played after the Christmas break. We managed to score five goals, even though we lost one and won one,” he explained.
Touch & Go lost to Black Africa by 3-2 and won against Unam FC by 3-0 at the University of Namibia Sports Field during round 16 and 17 of the NPL recently.
Gaoab says the team has a huge mountain to climb, with most of their games scheduled to be played outside Otavi.
“When the league started last October, we had the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Championship in Windhoek, and Windhoek-based teams played most of their games away from home. That means we are going to travel out more this time around.
I don't want to make excuses, but the second round of the league is always crucial as teams are trying to avoid relegation, or are fighting to win the league.
The women’s championship really played a huge role on our home games’ schedule in the second leg,” stated Goab.
This weekend, Touch & Go will travel to Windhoek to play Tura Magic and African Stars.