04 Oct 2016 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 OCT (NAMPA) - The second season of the Swakopmund Womens Soccer League (SWSL) kicked off on Saturday with a new team from Arandis.
The amateur womens football league was established in June 2015, with eight football teams all based in Swakopmund.
Kavetu Football Club (FC) joined the league this season and will compete against Swakopmund Football Club, Namib Daughters, Dream Team, Santos Air Time, Coastal High, DRC Ladies, Hanganeni Girls and West Side High.
Namib Daughters were crowned champions in the league's maiden season last year.
The nine-team league had an impressive start, with the defending champions suffering their first defeat against Dragon City.
The leagues chairperson, Wilson Nguvauva is happy another team joined the league.
Our league is growing and we want to keep young girls off the streets. Playing in the league has kept a lot of young girls off the streets, which is a good thing for us as league administrators, he told Nampa on Sunday.
Nguvauva added that players already have shown improvement in the opening games of the league and he is convinced that teams will now compete on level grounds.
Namib Daughters, who are the defending champions and have a number of their players competing in the youth national team, lost their opening match which shows that our league has grown and we are going to witness an exciting league this season.
He also thanked the Namibia Football Association Women's Department and the Federation of International Football Associations for donating football attire to the winning teams from last season.
Dragon City 2-0 Namib Daughters
Dream Team 2-0 Swakopmund Football Club
African Queens 2-0 Kavetu