Onheleiwa hosts successful village-based tournament

31 Aug 2014 17:50pm
ONHELEIWA, 31 AUG (NAMPA) - The Barcelona Football Club (FC) from Okamule village of the Onheleiwa area in the Omusati Region won the soccer championship of the village-based sporting event, held at Onheleiwa on Thursday and Friday.
The soccer and netball tournament was sponsored by Windhoek-based medical doctor, Dr Bernard Haufiku, who is orginally from the Oneleiwa area.
Barcelona defeated the host team Onheleiwa City FC by a solitary goal in the final match on Friday.
As champions, Barcelona FC took home a floating trophy, gold medals and a cash prize of N.dollars 6 500.
Apart from N.dollars 1 500 that Barcelona FC received from Haufiku's sponsorship, the club was fortunate to be sponsored on the spot by local businessman Ben Haupindi with N.dollars 2 000, Erastus Shapumba gave N.dollars 2 000 and Erkan Ndume also gave N.dollars 1 000.
Onheleiwa City FC received N.dollars 1 000 and silver medals as the runners-up, while the third-ending Red Fire FC from Ohongo village got a cash prize of N.dollars 500.
Natty netball team from Odimbwa village was crowned champions in the netball competition after beating Ohakadu United from Ohakadu village 14-4 in the final.
As the champion in the netball contest, Natty was awarded a floating trophy, gold medals and N.dollars 400, and Ohakadu United received N.dollars 300 and silver medals as the runners-up.
The Barcelona netball team got N.dollars 200 for taking the third position in the netball competition.
Shishiveni Gerhard from the Barcelona FC was the tournament's best football player and top goal scorer with seven goals, and he took home a trophy and N.dollars 100, while Letushila Halweendo, also from Barcelona, is the best netball player.
She also received a trophy and N.dollars 100.