Omaheke crowned Galz and Goals tournament winners

The Omaheke women soccer team were on Saturday crowned the new champions of the 2019 Namibian Football Association (NFA) Galz and Goals Football and Healthy Lifestyle tournament held at the Technical centre in the capital.

The one-day tournament saw Omaheke beating the host, Khomas region 3-2 on penalties after a one-all draw on Saturday whereas //Kharas region took the third position.

It was Omaheke's goalkeeper Uetuundja Tjihooreko who emerged as the player of the moment after stopping two penalty shoots during the penalty kick.

Tjihooreko was named best goalkeeper of the tournament while Joane Simboiya from Karasburg scooped Top Goal Scorer award with four goals whereas Michael Fries from Khomas region was named Best Player and Omaheke's Jeraldo Eiseb received Best Coach award.

Amongst other awards was Luderitzt team winning the Health Lifestyle award, Ohangwena walked away with Fair Play award while the Best Health Booth Play award went to Physically Active Youth Katutura from Khomas.

Best Galz and Goals Programme Coordinator went to Antoinette from Erongo region.

Speaking to Nampa immediately after the match, Omaheke coach Jermand Eiseb said it is an overwhelming joy winning such a significant competition where 14 regional teams participated.

Beating the defending champions who are also the host was not an easy task. We have the composure and determination to deservingly win this tournament with a pool of talented girls from Omaheke, said a joyous coach.

In an interview with Nampa, the NFA Women Desk Jackie Gertze said the tournament sets a door opener for Namibian football players and administrators to prepare themselves for the next level adding that the tournament's success factor is the 'strong team' of administrators involved in women football in the Khomas region.

She said the next thing is to qualify for international games by instilling and moulding potential into the selected players to represent Namibia.

Meanwhile, the NFA Women's Desk observed a moment of silence in honour of the long-serving NFA Galz and Goals former player, the late Albertha 'Chicken' Dawes, a former Brave Gladiator player who passed away on 29 June 2015.

Her family received her award as Best Player.