Ladies call for community support
By Michael Uugwanga
OKAHANDJA Ladies football club is appealing to the community of Okahandja to assist the team’s participation in the forthcoming Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super League that is expected to start in October.
Okahandja Ladies was formed in 2018 and is set to make its first entry into the Super League following its registration with the NFA women’s desk recently.
The team has been in existence for the past three years and it was set to host its first women soccer festival slated for August 28-31 in an attempt to raise funds for the team before Okahandja was identified as a restricted area amid Covid-19 pandemic.
“We really hope that we can find a sponsor for the girls. We wanted to play in the previous season but due to lack of funds we could not, however this year we have decided to play in the league, whether there will be a sponsor for us or not … we submitted an application regarding our participation and it was accepted. We hope to attract sponsorship once we market ourselves through the media and tournaments,” said founder Lee Hangula.
The women soccer festival was set to take place at Nau-Aib Stadium with prize money and medals up for grabs.
Registration fee is N$1 800 per team, and the winning team will pocketing N$10 000 plus 23 gold medals and a vessel trophy, second placed team walks away with N$5 000 plus 23 silver medals and semi-losers will take home N$2 500 plus 23 bronze medals.