After a rain interrupted season opening tournament Namibia’s Fistball league will kick off on Saturday. The Cohen Fistball Club (CFC) will be hosting the event on the Fistball fields of the SKW. Games will be played in two categories starting at 8.30 in the morning.
Five teams will be battling it out in the National A League which is Namibia’s premier Fistball competition. SKW 1 are the favourites having won the championship for twelve seasons in row. They will however face strong competition from the side representing SFC from Swakopmund. Also in the mix are CFC 1 who have a number of talented youngsters in their ranks. These players showed their skills at the Fistball Youth World Championships which were held in Swakopmund during January 2009.
The National B League will see six sides compete against each other this season. After participating with only one team in last year’s competition Ramblers will be fielding two teams this season. CFC 3 will however remain the favourites in this category with their proven mix of experienced players and young talented players. After a long absence the SFC has also entered a team in this league. A lot can be expected from the coastal side. They proved their worth by winning the last tournament of 2008. Additionally they can count on a pool of experienced players.
The day will conclude when the player of the day is chosen at a short ceremony in the evening which will be held in the clubhouse of the Cohen Fistball Club.