WINDHOEK, 10 MAY – Women’s football kicked off at the Namibia Football Association Technical Centre on Thursday on day one of the first-ever 2018 National Youth Games in Windhoek.
The first match saw //Kharas Region beat Oshana Region 2-1 in an entertaining match.
//Kharas scored both goals in the first half, while Oshana tried to get back into the match in the second half but only managed one goal.
The next match saw Erongo brush off the challenge from Omaheke, winning 2-0, with both goals coming in the second half.
Hardap then faced Otjozondjupa, and that match ended in a 2-2 draw.
In an unfortunate turn of events, Kunene had to forfeit their match as they failed to raise a team to compete against Kavango East. The organisers awarded Kavango East the game on a 2-0 scoreline. All teams drawn against Kunene will thus receive a 2-0 win.
The fourth game of the day saw hosts, Khomas, face Ohangwena.
Khomas dominated the proceedings but failed to punish their opponents who could not string any passes together.
The home side took a slender 1-0 lead to halftime but added three more goals in the second half, sending a sizable crowd into a frenzy.
Kavango West was due to face Omusati in the last match of the day, but that match was delayed as Kavango West players were still busy being accredited an hour after the scheduled kick-off.
The games are taking place from Thursday to Saturday in Windhoek.
Over 1 800 athletes and officials are participating in the games that include men’s football, athletics, basketball, boxing, judo, netball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.