KFA out of Bidvest, but still dreaming big

WINDHOEK; Two first-half goals from Citizen’s Jan Vleer and Lesley So-oabeb ended Kaizen Football Academy (KFA)’s adventure in Round Eight of the 2014 Bidvest Namibia Cup on Thursday.

The defeat, however, has not dampened the youthful KFA’s dream of playing in the Southern Stream First Division next year.

“In the first half, we showed them too much respect. We did not close them up in midfield, which allowed them through, and we conceded our first goal through a mistake by our goalkeeper,” explained KFA coach James Britz after the match.

Britz told Nampa that they expected to be knocked out in the first round of the cup already. But as they kept going through the different stages, they grew confident of going far in the competition.

“With a win against Premier League side Ramblers, we were looking at reaching the semi-finals of the competition, but the boys did not display the same buoyancy they showed against Ramblers when we played Citizens,” said Britz.

The Khomasdal-based KFA will now turn its attention to the Khomas Second Division, which they currently lead on points, and fight for promotion to the First Division next season.

“The exposure that we got in the cup competition was big, and Bidvest Namibia should be given credit for creating this platform which allowed young people to do what they love.

Currently, we have two players – Stanley Scheeffer and Wendell Rudath – in the under-20 national team,” said the KFA coach proudly.