Ohangwena hosts NSSU teachers' sports tournament

22 May 2015 11:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 22 MAY (NAMPA) – Teachers under the Ohangwena Education Directorate will next month gather at the Ponhofi Senior Secondary School (SSS) sports ground for the annual Ohangwena Regional Amateachers Tournament.
Chairperson of the Namibia School Sport Union (NSSU) in the region, Vaino Shimutwikeni on Wednesday invited all school circuits in Ohangwena Region to the tournament.
He at the same time encouraged the sports teachers to start with serious training in order to be able to win prizes that the tournament will offer, as well as to make the event a success.
The tournament takes place on the 19th until the 21st of June and it comprises of sports codes like Netball, Football and Volleyball.
“The aim of this tournament is to unite teachers in the region as well as to prepare for the regional sports awards slated for September this year,” said Shimutwikeni in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Wednesday.
The tournament is sponsored to the tune of N.dollars 21 000 by the regional NSSU body and it is to be hosted under the theme “Educators, the Nations’ Pillar”.
Registration fee per football team is N.dollars 1 500, N.dollars 900 per netball team and N.dollars 800 for a volleyball team.
The winning football team will take home N.dollars 5 000, a floating trophy and gold medals, while the runners-up will receive N.dollars 3 000 and silver medals.
Third place finishers will receive N.dollars 2 000 and bronze medals.
The first prize in netball category is N.dollars 3 000, a floating trophy and gold medals, the runners-up will be awarded N.dollars 2 000 and silver medals, and the third-ending netball team is to receive a prize of N.dollars 1 500 and bronze medals
The volleyball winning team’s prize will be N.dollars 2 000, a floating trophy and gold medals, the runners-up prize is N.dollars 1 500 and silver medals while a prize N.dollars 1 000 and bronze medals goes to the volleyball team in the third position.
“The fans and audiences are urged to come in numbers to support and witness this event, as the entrance fee is free of charge,” Shimutwikeni pointed out.
Endola Circuit is the defending champion in football and the Ohangwena Circuit are the champions in the netball and volleyball.