Women Super Cup reaching climax
By Michael Uugwanga
THE 2020/2021 edition of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super Cup will see the country’s top four female football clubs battling it out for a place in this year’s Super Cup, starting with the semifinals slated for February 12 at the NFA Technical Centre in Windhoek.
Defending champions of the Super Cup, Khomas Nampol will take on a well disciplined and clinical Galz & Goals side that thrashed a hapless Omaheke Queens Ladies 12-1 in last weekend’s match, while a ruthless V-Power Angels Ladies are heading into the semifinals on the back of a resounding 5-1 win over Ramblers and will face reigning champions of the NFA Women Super League, Tura Magic.
Khomas Nampol triumphed last weekend beating Girls Football Academy 5-0.
The 2020/2021 NFA Women Super Cup kicked off on December 4, with 14 teams paired into four groups with only group winners advancing to the semifinals.
If Nampol and Tura Magic Ladies manage to overcome their rivals, we are surely going to witness fireworks in the final of the Super Cup however one should not underestimate the hard work put in by Galz &Goals and V-Power Angels Ladies, who no doubt will be the two underdogs in the semis.
V-Power Angels coach, Risto Shikomba is confident that his team will overcome all odds and win the Super Cup.
“Playing against Tura Magic is not a big mountain to climb because they are not really on form. We know of their weaknesses and their strengths. Since the group draw was made last year we knew we were going to meet them at some stage and therefore we have been preparing for them. Our aim is to win the cup,” said Shikomba.
Tura Magic coach Eliaser ‘Sunny’ Amuthitu said that his team needs to be at its best if it is to overcome the challenge that is V-Power.
“It will be a 50/50 game. We expect lots of intensity and hard tackling from both sides and everyone will have equal chance to win the match. I will make sure that I prepare the girls well,” said Amuthitu.
Defending champions Tura Magic coach, Adelino Baptista confidently said that his team will retain the cup, although his team will be missing some of its key players due to pregnancy and work commitments.
“I am a coach and do not prepare a team to lose. My first choice ‘keeper is in Katima Mulilo and my left back did not play as I like playing from the back. My striker is pregnant … We train twice a day and our secret to success is that we plan a lot,” he said.
Assistant coach of Galz &Goals Ronnie Hoxobeb said Nampol will need to double their efforts if they are to reach the final.
The key player for Glaz & Goals is talented Asteria Angula who missed last weekend’s match due to other commitments but is expected to play this weekend.
“The girls are excited to be in the semifinals. It will be a very tough match for us but if we want to win we will need to work hard and fight for every loose ball,” said Hoxobeb.
The Super Cup is funded by the NFA and FIFA and is being played over six weekends, with the final slated for February 27.
In compliance with Covid-19 regulations, no spectators will be allowed at the games until further notice.