Fistball league hits home straight

The 4th round of matches in the exciting Bank Windhoek Fistball League takes place at the Swakopmund Fussball Club (SFC) in Swakopmund on Saturday at 08h00 ahead of the much anticipated play-offs in September.

Clubs are to are battle it out in two different groups, A and B. Cohen Fistball Club (CFC), that successfully defended the Cohen Tourney last month, will come up against old foes Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW), with SFC and Deutscher Turn und Sportverein (DTS) confronting each other in group A.

CFC 1 and 'Imawida' second strings (SKW 2) are the hot favourites to advance through to the semifinals but the latter could face an uphill battle as 'Imawida' go into the decisive clash without the services of five of its regular starters.

This will allow hosts SFC to have a genuine chance of booking a semifinal ticket come match day as the coastal outfit banks on home ground advantage. Table toppers SKW 1, sitting pretty at the summit, four points clear of their nearest challengers, will fight for top honors in Group B. The uncompromising Germans will have to overcome a determined trident of CFC teams 1, 2 and 3.

Record holding champions SKW's tough obstacle could be expected from Olympia neighbours CFC 2 for the semifinal spot. Nevertheless, a surprise can be expected as Cohen teams always fight until the last minute.

It will be an exciting battle for overall 4th place on the final log table as the position guarantees the last available spot in the play-off semifinals of the A League.

As it stands, SFC and CFC 2 share 4th spot on 16 points apiece while SKW 1 (34) sits atop tailed by CFC 1 (30) and SKW 2 (24) in that sequence.

Teams placed 5th through to 8th places after this weekend's 4th round will be thrown another lifeline to compete for the B League title in the play-offs.

The national championship play-offs are slated for September 29 at SKW in Windhoek.

Source: New Era Newspaper Namibia