Following a 2-1 win against Blue Waters SC from Shakawe, Cubs SC has been crowned the 2021/2022 champions of the Nhabe Regional Football Association (NRFA) Women’s League.
The league’s playoffs were held in Gumare at Westside Spurs Grounds over the weekend to determine the winner of the league. The win came as a result of Otidile Dube who scored two goals for the club. The champions were awarded a trophy and medals.
Cubs SC qualified for the playoffs after earning another 2 nil win against Western Dynamites in the Maun Stream Women’s League to face Blue Waters SC which also took position one from Shakawe Stream.
The Club had played eight games out of which it won six, drew one and lost one game hence were able to qualify for the NFRA Women’s league playoffs. Cubs SC will face other victorious clubs from different regions across the country to determine the National Champions of the Women’s Football League in a date to be announced. The winner of the National League will represent Botswana at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s League.
Cubs SC Coach, Phenyo Moitoi told Times Sports that they started preparing for the league right at inception because their intention has always been to participate in bigger competitions.
Dube noted that one of the challenges they face is that some of their players are students therefore they had to reschedule the league games on several occasions to allow for the students to attend class.
For his part, Nhabe Regional Football Association Women’s League Committee Vice Secretary, Kgomotso Tjetjoo revealed that their main concern was the lack of attendance by some players from different clubs.
“Some of the clubs did not attend the games because of various reasons, it is stated in the BFA play rules and manual that any team that fail to honour a properly scheduled match is liable to a fine therefore we did not tolerate some of reasons brought by the teams,” he indicated.
Tjetjoo applauded the Gumare community for the support they have shown during the final games, adding that the support was overwhelming and also thanked the referees for officiating professionally.