Neymar tourney reaches its peak

28 June 2018 | Sports

The dreams of some of the players are about to be realised as a tournament which could take them to Brazil enters its final stage.

The Neymar Jr's Five soccer tournament, will see the last 16 teams battle it out for the grand prize on Saturday at the UN Plaza in Windhoek.

The national finals will kick off at 09:00 and the games will be televised live on NBC1.

The teams representing coastal and northern Namibia will arrive in Windhoek tomorrow to join the central sides that have qualified.

The 16 finalists will be divided into four groups. The top two teams in each group will advance to the knockout phase, with the competition expected to be a tight affair.

“Bank Windhoek is honoured to have been part of this exciting initiative. We have witnessed brilliant games and the last 16 teams have promised to put up spectacular performances. Just like the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, this competition is unpredictable and we encourage everyone to come and experience it,” said Bank Windhoek executive officer for marketing and corporate communication services, Jacquiline Pack.

Themed 'Outplay Them All', the Neymar Jr's Five is a Red Bull initiative co-sponsored by Bank Windhoek. Snickers, Fresh FM and NBC are also sponsors of the tournament.

The team that will emerge victorious this weekend will have a chance to play against the most expensive soccer player in the world, Neymar Junior, who is currently representing Brazil at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.



Here are the teams that will battle for the top prize:

Central region

1. Tjimbiyera FC: Champions

2. Tuli Ngaa FC

3. Khomasdal Boys

4. Bethlehem United

5. Sonadores FC

6. Supreme Squad

Coastal region

1. SFC Welwitchia: Champions

2. SFC Atlantic

3. SFC Namib

4. Tika-Tika

5. NY Galaxy

Northern region

1. Lions: Champions

2. Jikas

3. Volkano

4. Shoprite

5. Nyaanga

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