Tura Magic and Invincible FC in U19 Final

Tura Magic and Invincible Football Club’s U19 teams will contest the final of the Khomas U19 Youth League at the John ya Otto Stadium in Wanaheda on Saturday morning.

The Khomas Youth League is a developmental league played by U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 footballers from Windhoek-based football development academies first and second division football clubs as well as Premier League football clubs.

A statement availed to Nampa by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Wednesday quotes Khomas U19 League chairperson Cynthia Balzar as saying that the finals of the U19 section will start at 08h30, with an encounter between beaten semi-finalists Challengers and Katutura Football for Hope Centre (KFHC).

They will fight for third place, while the main final will be played at 10h30 between Tura Magic and Invincible FC.

“The boys have really given it their all this season. We started off with 10 teams, and then into the top eight and semis, and now the finals on Saturday.

It has been a bumpy ride in terms of field availability, payments and adherence to the rules by the clubs, but overall the boys have enjoyed themselves and going forward, we can only get better,” Balzar noted.

She also called on football authorities to ensure that these players are absorbed into the football tiers above the Khomas U19 League.

“There is so much potential, and it needs to be nurtured. It does not help to play this league, and in the end these players don’t go anywhere.

We should be seeing these players in the second and first division and even Premier League because that is how development should be, and we are just doing our part with this league,” she stated.

Tura Magic reached the final by beating Challengers FC 2-0, while Invincible FC defeated KFHC 5-2 in the semi-finals played two weeks ago.

Other leagues in Khomas are still in progress, with the U17s still playing the league rounds, with the U15s at the quarter-final stage now.

The U13s and U9s are also involved in league matches.

Meanwhile, the NFA Education and Coaching Department called on all coaches with outstanding Confederation of African Football (CAF) licences from 2012 to 2013 (C, B and A) to collect these licences from the NFA Football House on Friday at 11h00.


Source : The Namibian