08 Dec 2017 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 08 DEC (NAMPA) The 2017 Womens Super Cup (WSC) Champions, Nampol Ladies Football Club (FC) on Friday presented their floating trophy to the top management of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at the Police Headquarters in Windhoek.
The management team was led by acting Inspector General, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Desiderius Shilunga, who was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Fabian Uupindi, Commissioner Petrus Amadhila, Commissioner Junius Amadhila and Commissioner Peter Swartz.
The Nampol Ladies team won the trophy on Saturday 02 December in Gobabis where they beat a star-studded Tura Magic by two goals to one.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, team coach Novatha Paulus said they defied all odds to win the trophy.
We played against a team that has more than 11 players in the national team (Brave Gladiators). We did not prepare well because we did not have any resources, like a training pitch, soccer balls, some players did not have soccer boots, she said.
She added that some players are not employed, hence they find it difficult to attend matches and training sessions.
Paulus said during the final, her team only had two warm up balls while their opponents had more than 11; this however, did not deter the girls.
We used that as motivation to play better and win the match. We are therefore requesting the DIG to help us with resources that will help us prepare well and defend our title next year, she concluded.
Responding to the coachs plea, Shilunga said he was not aware of the challenges faced by the team.
While I congratulate you on your achievement, I am sad to learn that you went through so much. I will instruct the sports officers to attend to your request as urgent as possible, he said.
Shilunga mentioned that he was aware that there were soccer balls bought by the NamPol Sports Council, of which he is the chairperson.
The DIG then called on the media to cover womens sports aggressively, saying he was disappointed by the lack of coverage of the WSC tournament by various media organisations.
I feel the media only focused on the mens game. When I was looking for information about the tournament, not many media houses carried it. I therefore ask our partners in media to look into my complaint and improve.