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Fistball season commences with coastal tourney

Fistball season commences with coastal tourney

Swakopmund will be host to the start of the fistball season this weekend with the season’s opening tournament in the Bank Windhoek Fistball League, slated for Saturday at the Swakopmund Football grounds.

According to the organisers there is a twist to the tournament this time around as the games will be played to a fixed time of two halves. This differs to the usual league set matches. In the National League Category A, Cohen Fistball Club 1 (CFC) are the favourites and the defending champions.

Having won both cup tournaments and the league last year, the Blue-Whites would like to prove that this was not a once-off affair. SKW 1 is eager to climb the ladder only if they can keep the momentum of the prior year going. CFC 2 will once again be the underdogs in this year’s competition.

In the National League Category B, SKW 2 are the ones to look out for, having won last year’s opening tournament and the league. “The Green-Whites will certainly be the favourites to win the trophy again as they will be playing against potent opposition from the coast.” Bank Windhoek Communications Practitioner Suzette January said.

SFC won the national cup in November 2016 which could have ignited a more ambitious attitude. The category is completed by the usual teams from Windhoek which consist of Cohen3, DTS and Cohen 4. Cohen 4 will, as they did in the national cup, integrate some of their youth players between the ages of 10 and 14 years.

This serves as a tough learning experience for these youngsters as there is no mini or youth league to compete in, as was the case in the past years.

The first matches in both categories will start at 08h30 and Bank Windhoek is again the official sponsor of the league.

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