PKC eliminations kick off

11 June 2019 | Sports

The Pool A elimination round of the Petrus Kavhura Cup (PKC) was played over the weekend, with several teams booking their places in the last 16.

The matches were played at the Nyondo Soccer Stadium on Saturday.

Young Kangweru FC defeated M Stars 4-2 to book their place in the round of 16.

Diva United also advanced to the next stage of the competition after edging Kangiringiri FC 3-2.

Kanyumara FC beat Rumbamba FC 1-0 to book their place in the round of 16.

Triple A FC failed to qualify to the next round of the competition after losing 2-3 to Young Heroes FC.

The tournament will continue with the Pool B elimination matches this weekend.

Shitemo United FC are set to battle Kagcuva FC at 08:00 in the first match on 15 June.

Makandu FC and Shitemo Blue Eagles FC will then clash in the second match of the day at 10:00, followed by Power Stars FC against John Mbambi FC at 12:00.

Mokorabi Tiger FC and Koro FC will bring the curtain down on the elimination rounds at 14:00.

The champions of the competition will walk away with N$10 000, while the runners-up take home N$6 000. The third-place finishers will get N$4 000 for their efforts, while the fourth-place side will be compensated with N$2 500.

Last year's winners Rucara Brave Fighters walked away with a floating trophy, 30 gold medals and N$10 000.

Makandu Young Stars received 30 silver medals and N$6 000, while Gumma Golden City, who have won the tournament twice since its inception in 2016, finished third and walked away with 30 bronze medals and N$4 000.

Power Stars finished fourth and were awarded N$2 500. All the quarterfinal losers received consolation prizes of N$1 000, while the round of 16 losers received N$700 each. Recognised by the sports ministry and the Namibia Football Association (NFA), under the Kavango East Region second division, the cup is aimed at developing sport at a rural level.

The PKC is played in the Ndonga-Linena and Ndiyona constituencies, with over 30 teams competing against each other annually.

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa