09 Oct 2017 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 09 OCT (NAMPA) Namib Daughters Football Club on Saturday climbed top of the Swakopmund Womens Soccer League (SWSL) after picking up three points at Swakopmunds Mondesa Stadium.
Daughters lost their first fixture against African Queens after failing to make it to the game on time, but picked up three points later in the day after their opponents, United Nations, failed to show up for their fixture.
With only one game left for most teams to complete in the first leg of the 2017 league, which kicked off in the middle of July, Daughters are two points clear of the chasing pack, with 12 points from five games played.
Dream Team is second on 10 points, while African Queens take up the top three position with nine points.
Defending champions, Dragon City, are in fourth position with eight points while new kids on the block, Super Ladies from Walvis Bay, are fifth on the log with six points. Arandis-based Kavetu FC are sixth with five points.
The bottom of the log is occupied by another newcomer, United Nations who are on zero points after five games.
The league is scheduled to conclude with its first-leg games over the coming weekend.
League chairperson, Wilson Nguvauva told Nampa on Monday the league is currently faced with a problem of teams that do not honour their games, and this makes it easier for other teams to pick up points without kicking a ball.
Nguvauva added that Dragon City finished playing all its six first-leg matches over the weekend.
The amateur womens football league was established in June 2015 with eight football teams based in Swakopmund and Arandis.
Only seven teams now compete. They are Dragon City, Namib Daughters, Dream Team, African Queens, Kavetu, Super Ladies, and United Nations.
Namib Daughters were crowned champions in the leagues maiden season in 2015.