NFA Women’s Desk awards top performers

04 Dec 2017 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 04 DEC (NAMPA) – The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women’s Desk on Sunday awarded all players and officials who performed well during the 2017 Women Super Cup (WSC).
The awards ceremony took place at Football House in the capital, following the successful conclusion of the 2017 WSC tournament, which kicked off on 25 November and concluded on Saturday at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis.
The final saw underdogs Namibian Police (NamPol) Ladies Football Club beat favourites Tura Magic by two goals to one.
V-Power Angels ended third and not Right Way as indicated in the Nampa story sent earlier. Galz & Goals ended fourth overall.
The final match was the curtain raiser of the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup final for men.
Chairperson of the organising committee, Jacqui Shipanga thanked the NFA and Debmarine for allowing the Women’s Desk to host the final at their event, saying this showed commitment by the two organisations to grow women’s football in Namibia.
“The sponsors (Debmarine) also donated an extra N.dollars 20 000 to the prize money of the women’s final, and by so doing, they doubled the prizes for the winners,” she said.
She thanked all the other sponsors, including the NFA president and secretary-general, musicians, and other sportsmen and women in Namibia, who came on board to support the initiative.
“Namibians are willing to support the girl child’s involvement in sports. We just need to provide platforms for them to do so, for example, Julius Indongo, our world boxing champion did not only sponsor N.dollars 2 000 towards the prize money, he also gave each team member of the NamPol ladies team a N.dollars 500 for the trophy. That is selfless,” Shipanga stated.
She said logistically the tournament was a success, with a high quality of football being displayed throughout the tournament.
Shipanga added that in future they would like to see all 14 regional teams play against each other in order to unearth more players from outside Windhoek and create more role models at grassroots level.
“Since this was the inaugural tournament, we only had three teams out of eight coming from outside Windhoek: two from the coast and one from the north. The winners had so many players coming from the north, so that shows how much talent is there,” she explained.
She applauded NamPol for believing in women, as evidenced by the fact that they employed a former national team player, Novatha Paulus, as coach.
“Just like the 2017 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations Women’s tournament in Zimbabwe, the two teams coached by women reached the final. The WSC final had a woman winning the final against a man-coached team,” she marvelled.

The winners:

Chairperson’s Award - Julien Garises (N.dollars 1 000)
Best Team Manager - Antoinette Tsuses (Erongo) (N.dollars 1 000)
Best Coach - Novatha Paulus (NamPol Ladies FC) (N.dollars 500)
Best Media Institution - Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (Certificate)
Best Reporter - Sheefeni Nicodemus (The Namibian newspaper) (Certificate)
Top Goal Scorer - Beverly Uueziua (Galz & Goals) and Vistoria Shangula (Tura Magic) (N.dollars 500 each)
Best Goal Keeper - Lydia Eixas (Gals & Goals) (N.dollars 1 000)
Best Defender - Ndapewa Katuta (NamPol) (Hamper worth N.dollars 600)
Best Midfielder - Memory Ngonda (Tura Magic) (Hamper worth N.dollars 600)
Best Young Player - Lydiana !Nanamus (Galz & Goals) (N.dollars 1 000)
Player of the Tournament - Zenatha Coleman (Tura Magic) (N.dollars 2 000)
Loser Plate Winners - Right Way (Trophy and Equipment)
Fourth Place - V-Power Angels (N.dollars 4 000)
Third Place - Galz & Goals (N.dollars 6 000)
Second Place - Tura Magic (N.dollars 10 000)
Champions - NamPol (N.dollars 20 000)