Karasburg club on the cusp of making history

15 June 2018 Author   Michael Uugwanga
Karasburg based football club, Young Brazilians, are on the verge of becoming the first team in 10 years from the //Karas Region to gain promotion to the MTC Premiership.
Fedics from Keetmanshoop was the last football club from that region to play in the top flight division in the 2007/08 season.
Young Brazilians play in the Southern Stream First Division that was recently divided into two streams - Coastal and Inland.
The team from the south is currently topping the Inland stream with 16 points from seven matches followed by Windhoek United on 13 points, while Spoilers lead the Coastal stream table with 11 points, one point ahead of Flamingoes.
At the end of the second round, the two top teams in the respective streams will meet in the play-offs to determine which side to be promoted to the premier league next season.
Last weekend, Young Brazilians collected four points after beating former Namibia Premier League club, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW), 5-1 at the SKW Stadium on Saturday, before they were held to a 1-1 draw by Windhoek United at the Sam Nujoma Stadium the next day.
Young Brazilians coach, Tolla Julius, told the Windhoek Observer over the weekend that he is confident his team will make it to the NPL next season if they keep on believing in themselves.
The team, which is currently without sponsorship, has had to endure long distances of about 630kms to travel to the capital to play Windhoek-based teams.
“We have approached several business people in the town and some have said that they will help us once we get promoted,” Julius said.
Young Brazilians play their home matches in a dusty stadium called Karasburg Combined School Stadium with no grass, which means that if they gain promotion into the premier league, they will be forced to play their home matches in Keetmanshoop at the Joseph Stephanus Sports Field.
Brothers Jantjies and Reginald Vries are the top scorers for the team with both players having scored four goals each.
There are three matches left before the play-offs that will be played on a home and away basis with the dates yet to be communicated.


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