Khomas NamPol targeting Premiership promotion
…Date 11 have a double date against Blue Boys and Spoilers
By Michael Uugwanga
Southern Stream First Division Khomas NamPol Football Club coach, Fortune Eichab has made no secret that his team’s aim this season is to gain promotion to next season’s Debmarime Premiership.
NamPol are currently topping the log with 10 points from four matches and are one of the few unbeaten side, with three wins and one draw.
Eichab, who is former Tura Magic tactician told Confidente this week that his side had what it takes to win the Southern Stream First Division, despite being aware of the threat from other rivals, such as Ramblers, DTS Hopsol, Blue Boys and Dates Eleven.
“The season has been great so far, we are happy that football is back. In every match we will be going in to compete and to win points. Our aim is to gain promotion to top tier league next season. This weekend we play Namibia Correctional Service (NCS) and Mariental FC and those matches will be very tough.
We are going all out to win the league,” Eichab said.
Asked to give reasons regarding his departure from Tura Magic, Eichab alluded said he left the premiership club because he felt that he was not given full control of the team.
“Things did not work out at Tura Magic because I did not have a full control of the team, in particular when it comes to bringing in my coaching staff, but I want to thank Tura Magic for having given me the opportunity,” Eichab said.
Another team that is doing well in the first division league is NCS, currently in third place with nine points, after winning three matches and losing one.
NCS team manager, George Kaheka ruled out any promotion ambition.
NCS will also play DTS who are fourth on the log with eight points.
“Our aim is not promotion but to remain in the league, but if we gain promotion it will be a bonus. We are only new in the league as there are other top teams such as NamPol, DTS, Ramblers and Blue Boys that have been long in the league.
Next season is when we can talk of promotion.
Dates Eleven (11) a farm based team in Naute Dam area, some 60km outside Keetmanshoop in the Karas Region, are second on the log with nine points, although they do not play their home matches at home due to the unavailability of stadium in the area.
Dates 11 are being coached by former Rundu-based outfit, Cuca Tops FC defender. Andries Wimmert.
This weekend, Dates Eleven have a double date against Blue Boys in Swakopmund and against Spoilers in Okahandja.
Blue Boys are sixth on the log with five points, Spoilers in fifth place with seven points.
Mariental Sport Club are in seventh place on five points, Northern Stars in eight on four points, while Try Again has four points, Ramblers are on position 10 on two points, Windhoek United on one point, same number of points as bottom club Western Spurs.
“So far everything is going well. This weekend our aim is to collect at least four points, but why not six. Only in the second round is when we will see where the title race is going. But so far Khomas NamPol looks favourite,” Wimmert said.