Flames expected at Okapya tourney

Northerners will be treated to football and netball action at Ondangwa during the festive season.

29 September 2020 | Sports

JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

WINDHOEK



The third edition of the Okapya annual sport tournament will take place in December at the Eleven Morning Sport Field in Ondangwa.

The tournament, which usually attracts many teams from the northern regions, will provide entertainment between 24 and 28 December.

Youth football, veteran football and netball categories will be represented at the tourney.



Festive season fever

Tournament organiser Sandro Ithana says he expects a bigger and better tournament this year.

“The main aim of this tournament is to bring people together during the festive season because we believe this is the only way we can reduce the crime rate during the festive season, by keeping them busy with sport.

“The tournament has always been a success and we hope for that this time around too,” Ithana said.



History

The first edition of the tournament was held in 2018 and attracted 20 teams.

The event grew in 2019, attracting 28 teams of which 22 were ordinary and six were veteran teams.

“More than ten Namibia Premier League (NPL) players were spotted in action at last year's tournament.

“We are expecting that the 2020 tournament will attract more teams from all 14 regions.

“It is also the first time that we will have a netball category, which is a boost for the competition,” Ithana added.

Top Score, Atai Investment CC, Piyet Service, G2g Media, Akindaba Style, Onambula Investment Group, Kashipu Investment Cc, BusyBoys Namibia, Namibian Pound will be the sponsors of the competition.

“For enquires, please contact Sandro Ithana at 081 244 4074, Flavio Shoolongo at 081 249 5117, Peterson Kambonde at 081 235 5977, Ivan Endjala at 081 239 2999, or send email to [email protected]



Registration format and prizes

Youth soccer (ordinary teams)

Registration: N$1 000

1st prize: N$10 000, trophy, 18 gold medals and soccer Kit

2nd Prize: N$5 000 and 18 silver medals

3rd Prize: N$3 000 and 18 bronze medals

Any team is allowed to participate, whether they are from NPL, first division or second division.



Veteran soccer

Registration: N$950

1st prize: N$5 000, trophy and 18 gold medals

2nd prize: N$3 000 and 18 silver medals

3rd prize: N$2 000 and 18 bronze medals

Players should be 34 years old or above.



Netball

Registration: N$750

1st prize: N$3 500, trophy and 14 gold medals

2nd prize: N$1 500 and 14 silver medals

3rd prize: N$1 000 and 14 bronze medals

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