WINDHOEK, 12 MAY – Day two of the 2018 National Youth Games women’s football produced some stunning goals and exciting football but also exposed the gap between regions in terms of talent development.
The first match on Friday saw Oshana dismiss Kavango West 3-0, with Oshana scoring two beautiful goals.
Otjozondjupa followed with a 3-0 demolition of Oshikoto, while //Kharas and Omusati produced the second draw of the tournament (1-1).
Omaheke then produced some attacking football in the third match and destroyed Zambezi 6-0 in a one-sided match.
In game number four of the day, Ohangwena beat Kavango East 2-1.
Not to be outdone, Hardap trounced Oshikoto 5-0.
The result means Hardap qualifies for the semifinals together with //Kharas and Erongo.
//Kharas beat Kavango West 2-0 in a game which propelled them to the semis.
Erongo then became the highest goal scorers in the tournament so far, putting 14 goals without reply past a hapless Zambezi.
Khomas then joined in the fun and hammered Kavango East 9-0 to also book their semi-final spot.
Ohangwena and Khomas went on to benefit three points and two goals apiece because Kunene failed to fulfil their fixtures.
Khomas will face //Kharas, while Hardap will clash against Erongo in the two semifinal matches on Saturday at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre before two exhibition matches featuring Otjozondjupa against Omaheke, and Oshikoto facing Zambezi.
The third and fourth place playoff will follow and will feature the two semifinal losers.
The final will be followed by an announcement of the under-20 national team to represent Namibia at the Region Five Games in Botswana in December.