Eastern Swallows, Fire Eyes win NRSDF tourney

14 March 2019 | Sports

Epukiro-based Eastern Swallows and Fire Eyes from Aminuis won the netball and football competitions, respectively, at the Namibia Rural Sport Development Federation (NRSDF) tournament on Sunday.

The NRSDF tourney, which saw 28 football teams and 22 netball teams competing amongst each other, was held at the Khomasdal Stadium in Windhoek.

In the first netball semi-final, Manokile from Otjinoko defeated their Aminuis-based counterparts Fire Eyes by 19-9. In the second semi-final, Eastern Swallows from Tembisa defeated Otjinene-based Okaoveni 27-24. Eastern Swallows' then won the tournament after they defeated Manokile 38-28 in the final, taking home N$6 000, a trophy and 12 gold medals.

Manokile pocketed N$3 000, along with 12 silver medals as runners-up, while Okaoveni and Fire Eyes each took home a cash prize of N$2 000 as losing semi-finalists.

In the football category, Okaoveni defeated Lucitano from Ozondati 5-4 on penalties after a goalless draw in the first semi-final. In the second semi-final, Fire Eyes locked horns with Otjimati from Epukiro, and emerged 4-3 victors on penalties following a goalless draw.

Fires Eyes then won the final, defeating Okaoveni 3-0 to pocket N$11 000 and 20 gold medals. Okaoveni took home N$7 000 and 20 silver medals as runners-up, while Otjimati and Lucitano each took home N$3 500 as the losing semi-finalists.

NAMPA

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