SWSL hosts pre-season tournament

18 Jun 2017 13:40pm
WALVIS BAY, 18 JUN (NAMPA) - The Swakopmund Women's Soccer League (SWSL) held its pre-season tournament at the Mondesa Sports Stadium in Swakopmund on Saturday.
The African Child Day Soccer Bonanza, an amateur women's football event, was used as early preparation for some of the teams that will compete in the league that is scheduled to kick off in July this year. Five of the eight teams that compete in the league competed against each other.
Dragon City, Namib Daughters, Dream Team, African Queens and Kavetu Football Club (FC) competed in the one day pre-season competition.
Chelsea, Swakopmund FC and Kavetu FC B side were the only sides that did not compete in the event.
In the opening game, African Queens beat Dream Team 2-1, while 2015/16 women soccer league champion Namib Daughters showed their dominance once again when they beat current league champions Dragon City 5-2 in the second game of the day.
Arandis-based Kavetu FC beat African Queens 2-0 and the last game of the bonanza saw Kavetu FC going down 4-0 to Dragon City.
League chairperson, Wilson Nguvauva told Nampa after the games that the tournament was a good test for teams to see how prepared their squads are with all the new signings they acquired.
“Our league is growing and we wanted to see what we have with all the teams that signed new players. We still believe in our goal of keeping young women off the streets and we believe playing in the league has helped a lot of young women do just that, which is a good thing for us as league administrators,” he said.
The amateur women’s football league was established in June 2015, with eight football teams based in Swakopmund and Arandis.