SKW Football Club eyes return to NPL

01 Jun 2016 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 01 JUN (NAMPA) – Former Namibia Premier League outfit, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) have set a two-year plan to return to Namibia’s elite football after a three season absence.
SKW, who won the Khomas Second Division (KSD) on Sunday after beating Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) 4-1 in Windhoek, were relegated to the Southern Stream First Division during the 2012/13 NPL season.
They were then relegated further to the KSD and during the 2015/16 season they managed to win the league and qualified for the first division play-offs, which are set for June. The specific dates and venues are still to be announced.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Anibal Rego the chairperson of SKW said their aim at the moment is to win the first division play-offs which will then help their course of returning to the NPL.
“We currently have a good group of talented young players who can win us the play-offs to the first division. We want to get back to the Premier League.
“If it requires us to purchase more players to add to our current squad then we will do our best to do that because we want to be back in the NPL, just after a season in the first division we want to be where we belong and that is the NPL were we will play with the big boys,” he said.
By winning the 2015/16 Khomas Second Division this season, SKW became the first team in the second division to win 19 games in a row. With only two games left to play in the league, they still stand a chance of setting a new point tally from the 74 points, which was set by Kaizer Football Academy when they won the KSD in 2013/14 season.
SKW are currently on 77 points from 28 games played thus far in the 16-team league. Eleven Champions are currently second on 47 points, Afrika Rassap FC are third but level on 44 points with fourth place Namib Colt. Young Ones are currently fifth on the log with 39 points.