Eight Windhoek-based schools are fortunate recipients of financial support from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in preparations for a competition to be organised under the auspicies of the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
The launch and handover of the funds and actual competition is delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic but recently funds came through amounting to N$10 000 for each of the following: A.I. Steenkamp Primary School, Amazing Kids Private School and Academy, Bethold Himumuine Primary School, Faith Primary School, Goreangab Secondary School, Mandume Primary School, M.H. Greef Primary School and Tobias Hainyeko Primary School.
The NFA was selected as one of only 16 member associations to host a local CAF U15 7-aside School Girl Competition that was initially set from February to May 2020 but due to COVID-19, a new date will be communicated as soon as the situation normalises.
The schools were chosen, based on their involvement and performance in the NFA Galz & Goals League for girls.
The aim of the competition is to develop women’s football on the continent and create more football competitions for women and girls.
The coaches from each school selected sport teachers were invited to participate in a CAF D-license course in preparation for the Competition and that course took place in February 2020 facilitated by CAF Instructor Jaqueline Shipanga.
Coach Atanasius Kangala from Amazing Kids Primary School expresses optimism, ” Getting support from CAF as a school is such an exciting experience for me as coach and my players. It is an experience I can’t wait to share and improve women football in Namibia especially on grassroot level”.
Nokokure Karamata from Faith Primary School states that the support from CAF will enable her school to develop the game by equipping the girls with the necessary gear.
” We will be looking for fields for friendly games for more exposure and as a community we hope that CAF will continue with this initiative and reach out to other schools across the country to make the same difference as it did with Faith Primary School”.