05 Jan 2016 09:50am
WINDHOEK, 05 JAN (NAMPA) - The Swakopmund Womens Football League opened its transfer window for the 2015/2016 season on Monday.
The transfer window closes on 01 February 2016.
The league commenced with four teams in September 2015, and one team (Coastal Girls) joined during the course of the first leg to make it a five-team league.
The other teams are Namib Daughters; Dream Team; Dragon City; and Desert Rollers.
The teams play their matches at the Hanganeni football field in Swakopmund.
At the end of the first leg in November, Namib Daughters were top of the log on 12 points, Dream Team ended second with nine points and Dragon City finished third on four points.
Desert Rollers finished fourth with two points, while Coastal Girls only managed to collect one point from the four games, conceding 21 goals and only scoring three.
The second leg is scheduled to start this month and end in April 2016.
League chairperson Wilson Nguvauva told Nampa on Monday registration for the league has resumed and they are calling on all football players in Swakopmund or elsewhere in Namibia to register at any of the teams in the league.
Teams in our league are required to have 22 players each and as of January to the beginning of February, teams will be offloading players that they dont need and registering new players to improve their squads from last year.
The players that will be offloaded from teams can join other teams on a free transfer but those who are joining the teams without being offloaded will be required to pay a certain registration fee to the teams they are leaving, and to the league for administration, said Nguvauva.
Players who play in the national team will be required to pay a N.dollars 800 transfer fee to the team they are leaving, while players who play in regional teams will be required to pay N.dollars 500. Players aged between 16 to 20 years will pay N.dollars 200.
Players older than 21 will pay N.dollars 300, while players younger than 15 years old will pay N.dollars 150.
A fee of N.dollars 100 per transfer will be paid to the league for administration.
Stevencia 'Stevy' !Araxas, the captain of Desert Rollers also told this agency on Monday that their team is looking forward to registering new players and improving their chances of winning silverware.
Our team currently has players who are small in size and that makes it very difficult for us to compete against the other teams. We are now going into the transfer market with one objective, and that is to get players that are skilful and bigger in size. We want to end top of the log when the season comes to an end, said !Araxas.