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24 Wednesday 9 May 2018 NEW ERA NEWS Relegated Young Chiefs calls for divine intervention Wednesday 9 May 2018 Page 23 Shalulile wins big at Highlands Park FC annual awards …scoops Golden Boot award with 15 goals •Otniel Hembapu Big winner… Peter Shalulile posing with one of his accolades during the club’s awards ceremony. WINDHOEK - Enterprising Namibian international striker Peter Shalulile was the biggest winner at Highlands Park Football Club’s annual awards ceremony held on Monday, scooping both the Golden Boot Award and Players’ Player of the Year accolade. Shalulile, who also snatched the South African National First Division (NFD) Golden Boot award with his 15 goals this season, which helped Highlands Park to be crowned NFD 2017/18 league champions and s u b s e q u e n t l y g a i n promotion to that country’s Premier Soccer League (PSL). The 25-year old silky Namibian front-man, who joined the South African club in 2015 season from Tura Magic following a rousing performance at the 2015 COSAFA Cup, which inspired Namibia to a historic first COSAFA Cup triumph that year, has been a pillar of strength for Highlands’ goal scoring wolf-pack and Monday’s accolades were just the perfect icing on the cake. Shalulile was also part of the Namibian U/19 squad (known as Komesho FC) that won the Metropolitan U/19 Premier Cup in South Africa in 2011, then coached by current Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti. Other winners at Monday’s awards were midfielder Mothobi Mvala who won the coveted Player of the Year accolade and Making waves… Shalulile is seen here with teammate Mothobi Mvala and countryman Chris Katjiukua during the club’s awards ceremony on Monday. – Photos: promising striker Sphiwe Mahlangu who walked away with the Young Player of the Year award. The Chairman’s Award went to the club’s Zimbabwean veteran goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini. Coleman’s Real Zaragoza relegated •Otniel Hembapu WINDHOEK – Brave Gladiators’ poster-girl, Zenatha Coleman, Spanish side Real Zaragoza FC were relegated from that country’s Primera Division, following last weekend’s shrinking 1-0 defeat at the hands of Valencia. With just one match remaining before the curtain comes down on the Spain’s second tier women football league, Zaragoza are currently lying second from bottom on the 16-team log table, having amassed only a paltry 23 points from 29 league matches this season – leaving them with zero survival chances. Rooted to the bottom of the table are Santa Teresa FC with 19 points from 29 league outings, and that means Zaragoza and Teresa are the two sides that have been relegated to the lower division. At the top of the table, Atletico Madrid FC were crowned champions of the Primera Division to gain promotion to the Spanish Women Champions League and were joined by Barcelona who finished second. In Spanish women football structures, only two teams are promoted to the Spanish Women Champions League and two are relegated to thirdtier football. The 24-year old Coleman, who joined Zaragoza on an 18-month contract in January this year as a free agent from Lithuanian champions Gintra Universitetas, scored seven goals in total for Zaragoza from 13 games this season but unfortunately her laudable efforts proved not enough to help Zaragoza avoid the relegation machete. Tough luck…Namibian international Zenatha Coleman (in white) Spanish side Real Zaragoza FC have been relegated from that country’s Primera Division.

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