Kamux set to return to girlhood club

Michael Uugwanga

HAVING left her girlhood club Okahandja Beauties Ladies Club in 2018 to join Tura Magic Ladies then Khomas NamPol on loan, talented left-back Kamunikire Tjituka is returning back to the Beauties, barely two weeks after playing her last match for Khomas NamPol in the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super Cup on February 27 against V-Power Ladies.

Kamux or KFC -as she is well-known by her teammates- had been with Khomas NamPol Ladies since 2019, joining them from Tura Magic after the 2018 NFA Women Super Cup final, in which Tura Magic lost to Khomas NamPol in the final played in Gobabis.

Okahandja Beauties Ladies will be coached by former Brave Gladiators hot-shooter Salome Iyambo, who left the club a few years ago for studies however she is set to return once the NFA Women Super League starts later this year.

Speaking to Confidente Sport this week, Tjituka she will be playing for her beloved club in the forthcoming season. Tjituka joined Okahandja Beauties at the tender age of 11.

“I am going back to Okahandja Beauties because it is my club. I was only loaned out to Tura Magic and to NamPol because our coach (Salome Iyambo) left the club for further studies and she is returning back to the club in the coaching capacity. Even though I will be playing for Okahandja Beauties I will still be based in Windhoek,” she said.

The 23-year-old is also a full international player for the Brave Gladiators and is currently fighting for the left-back position at the national team level with teammate Ndapewa Katuta who at times is mostly deployed in the attacking position.

“Yes, I am the best left-back in the country because I have a natural left foot and am always training hard to perfect it in games. Katuta and I usually fight for the left-back position in the national team, but at club level (Khomas NamPol) I play the position while she plays -at times- in the midfield or in the striking position.”

Tjituka’s football talent was discovered while playing at Eden Combined School in Okahandja in the Galz&Goals league, and she made her national debut against the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Besides playing football, Tjituka is also a student at Prosperity Hotel School in Windhoek and enjoys watching American, Alex Morgan who plays soccer for Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League in the US.

“I admire her playing style and how she carries her team. She is a confident player and she was the youngest in the team when they played in the World Cup in 2011”.