04 Feb 2015 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 FEB (NAMPA) Namibias largest milling company Namib Mills launched the 16th edition of the annual Top Score Seven-A-Side tournament at the Ramblers Sports field on Tuesday.
The Top Score Seven-A-side tournament is the biggest and most popular social football tournament in Namibia.
It features the best corporate and business seven-a-side football teams in the country.
A total of 80 teams will be competing amongst each other for N.dollars 13 000 when the tournament kicks off on Friday, 06 February.
The games will be played on Fridays and Saturdays.
Speaking at the launch, Top Scores guest speaker Isack Hamata said the football tournament provides a forum for employees to learn skills such as discipline and confidence.
In any work situation, we are required to put in enough effort to ensure success and productivity.
This tournament gives participants the opportunity to learn the value of effort, and how to manage victory as well as defeat, the sports expert said.
Hamata added that the tournament will for the next few weeks keep players away from sheebens and bars as they will spend a lot of time at the football grounds, training and learning ways of how to outsmart their opponents.
Speaking at the same event, Namib Mills marketing manager Megan Zondagh said Namib Mills was pleased to be associated with the 16th consecutive Top Score Seven-A-Side tournament.
She said it will be expanded to other towns this year.
This year, we want to broaden the experience of our Top Score Seven-A-Side tournament by making it more open and accessible to the whole family.
I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that we will be sponsoring similar Seven-A-Side tournaments during the month of May at the coast, and in July we will be visiting the north, Zondagh stated.
As was the case last year, teams will this year again be competing off the field for the team with the best support throughout the tournament.
The team which boasts the best support this year and the runner-up will each share their part of N.dollars10 000, with the winning team getting N.dollars 7 000 and the runners-up walking away with N.dollars 3 000.
The 80 teams will compete for N.dollars 13 000 for the winning team; the runner-up will get N.dollars 8,000; N.dollars 6 500 will go to third place; and N.dollars 2 500 for the fourth-placed team.
Awards are also up for the most disciplined team.