17 Jul 2016 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 17 JUL (NAMPA) The Jan Jonker Afrikaner (JJA) Secondary School won the inaugural Ismael Lemmy Narib Central Schools Soccer Association (CSSA) tournament here on Sunday.
JJA beat Khomas High School 2-0 in the final of the competition that took place at Dawid Bezuidenhout High School in Khomasdal from Friday to Sunday.
Fifteen secondary schools took part. Combretum College, Windhoek High School and the German private high school (DHPS) failed to turn up.
The Lemmy Narib tournament was designed to invigorate schools football.
Narib is a founder and former player of Orlando Pirates Football Club (FC) and is one of a few Namibians who played for South African elite league team Kaizer Chiefs FC.
On Sunday, JJA scored early in the first half through Paulus Doeseb. Both teams managed to create some scoring chances but failed to capitalise with the youngsters fluffing their attempts by making poor decisions in front of the goal.
The first half ended one nil in favour of JJA.
Former Tura Magic junior player Franco Gaeb killed the contest when he tapped in his teams second goal in an unmarked post following a cross by Fredrico Fredricks.
JJA coach Woody Jacobs was thrilled with the win.
I am happy for my boys; they played extremely well throughout the weekend. We deserve the trophy, he said.
Marcello Wakudumo, the president of CSSA who is the main custodian of the tournament, expressed satisfaction with the outcome.
It has been a successful weekend for us. As organisers we are happy with the support from the schools, especially the teachers who were here the whole weekend. Thank you the principals too for your support together with the fans who cheered their teams on, he said.
Narib, who handed over the trophies and medals, was happy that the tournament was named after him.
It is always great to be recognised while still alive, I am humbled. We are looking forward to hosting a bigger and better tournament next year, he added.