Top Score Oshiwana tournament kicks off
30 July 2020 | Sports
The second edition of the Top Score Oshiwana seven-a-side soccer championship was launched at Oshakati in the Oshana Region on Tuesday.
This year's tournament has attracted 79 soccer teams, compared to 46 last year, and kicks off today, 30 July, until Sunday, 2 August, at the Uukwangula Sports Stadium.
The stadium is located about 10 kilometres outside Oshakati on the way to Okahao.
The tournament's main promoter, Jackson Felisberto Da Silva, said besides 69 youth clubs, 10 legendary teams are registered to contest for a trophy and medals in a separate category.
Big prizes up for grabs
Hailing from different regions of Namibia, the teams will be duking it out for a top prize of N$12 000, gold medals and a floating trophy, while the runners-up will get N$8 000 and silver medals.
The third team will walk away with N$5 000 and bronze medals.
Namib Mills' Top Score brand sponsored the tournament to the tune of N$94 414 000.
“Sport is meant for entertainment, physical fitness and mental development, as well as to unite people as friends,” Oshana governor, Elia Irimari, said at the launch.
He added that sport keeps the body active and healthy.
Ongwediva-based Mayweather Trading Football Club is the tournament's defending champion.