SKW’s unbeaten streak continues… with a win over Ramblers

Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) once again showed their resilience on Friday afternoon by defeating Ramblers U/13 3-1 at the Jan Möhr football ground.

Goals from York Ahrens, Jose Philander and Zanenkosi Khumalo secured three valuable points for SKW, while Eluisario Nangasovie managed to close the gap for Ramblers in the second half.

This win extends SKW’s undefeated streak since the start of the season, cementing them as strong contenders for first place ahead of the midterm break in June.

Ramblers coach William Theron said the game was close, but he was proud of how the boys played.

“The first goal mattered and set the pace of the game. I think there are still a lot of things we have to work on and finishing is one of them, because we had a lot of opportunities,” he said.

Theron decided to deploy a compact style of play in midfield with three defenders, as they wanted to play on the counterattack with a single striker up front.

“The idea was to contain our opponent and extend towards the wings with one or two deep passes to the forward, who was quite fast. It almost worked, but we’ll see how we progress during the season.

“We have some players who mentally disconnect during the game; We need to work on that,” Theron added. SKW coach Enrico Tjiramba felt they started well but lost momentum in the second half, allowing Ramblers to score a goal. “The second half was a little sloppy. I think the boys’ energy levels started to go down. I could see Ramblers getting back into the game.

“They had a couple of chances and got a goal back,” he said.

“Our goalkeeper saved two one-on-ones, so I’m not happy with the performance in the second half. The defense is a little slow. We were playing a little high line and we couldn’t recover those runs that the forward was making. That is something we must improve, especially our two center backs. They have to be very smart when they play,” he added.

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