Otjerunda hosts football, netball tournament

13 December 2019 | Sports

Football and netball teams will lock horns at Otjerunda village in the Kunene Region this weekend in a sports tournament organised by the Otjerunda Sports Club.
The vice-president of the club, Big Cat Kawe, said they expect more than 15 teams in the football and netball categories to participate in this year's tournament, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. Kawe said the tournament will be staged at the Otjerunda A and B sports fields. “The tournament has grown from strength to strength in consistency in terms of sponsorship since its inception in 1997,” he said. Kawe also said this would be an open tournament and only three Namibia Premier League players will be allowed per team to motivate the young stars. The tournament was introduced to encourage the youth to value sports as the best way to stay away from vices that could have a negative impact on their lives, he said. The N$25 000 tournament is being sponsored by Ehenga Holdings, Opuwo Urban Constituency councillor Weich Mupya and Omuhuka Holdings. Of the N$25 000, N$20 000 was allocated to the football category while the remaining N$5 000 will be up for grabs in the netball category. The netball winner will take home N$2 500 and the runners-up, N$1 500 while the third best team will walk away with N$1 000. For football, the champions will pocket N$10 000. The runners-up will get N$5 000, while the two semi-final losers will each get N$2 500. The best three teams in each category will also be awarded medals and the tournament champions will awarded trophies. Last year, the football category was won by Opuwo United, while the Otjerunda team won the netball category.

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