Young African dream of NPL place

01 Mar 2016 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 01 MAR (NAMPA) - Young African Football Club (FC) are ready to defend their lead at the top of the Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) log.
“It’s not easy being top of the log because every team would want to dethrone us, but we will remain grounded in order to realise our dream of promotion to the Premier League,” said Marcell Wakudumo, the technical director of Young African.
Everyone wants to play in the Namibia Premier League (NPL), he said, adding that winning the SSFD will not be a walk in the park for Young African, but their players are geared to realise their dream of playing football at elite level.
They have only seven games left in the current season, and a win will certainly book them a place in the 2016/2017 NPL.
Young African are based in Windhoek but play their home games in Gobabis in the Omaheke Region. They currently lead the SSFD with 36 points from 15 games played thus far.
Khomas NamPol, a police force team that joined the SSFD during the 2015/16 season after winning promotion from the Khomas Second Division during the 2014/15 season, are second with 29 points.
Karasburg-based Young Brazilians are third on the log with 28 points.
Wakudumo noted that Young Brazilians and NamPol might put a dent in their dream of playing Premier League football, and they thus do not take any team for granted.
“Our most crucial game will be against Young Brazilians in Karasburg next week. If we win that game we will extend our lead at the top and at least create a large gap between us and them.
“We are also wary of teams like Windhoek United, Blue Boys and Ramblers - they are strong teams and we would have to prepare well when we face them,” he said.