23 Jun 2015 09:50am
OHANGWENA, 23 JUN (NAMPA) Teachers of the Ongha Circuit are the champions of the Ohangwena Regions annual Amateachers football tournament which took place at Helao Nafidi town over the weekend.
The Ongha Circuit beat their counterparts from Okongo 3-0 on penalties in the final on Sunday.
This followed a one-all draw after extra time.
Ongha reached the final after handing the Eenhana Circuit a 4-2 defeat in the first semi-final match of the tournament, while Okongo defeated defending champions, Endola Circuit, in the other semi-final 2-0.
As champions, Ongha scooped the first prize of N.dollars 5 000, gold medals and a floating trophy.
The Okongo Circuit teachers walked away with N.dollars 3 000 and silver medals, and the third prize of N.dollars 2 000 and bronze medals was shared between the Endola and Eenhana circuits.
Only three teams took part in the tournaments netball competition which was played on a round-robin basis.
The Ondobe Circuits female teachers emerged as winners of the netball competition and received N.dollars 3 000, gold medals and a floating trophy.
In the second position was the Ohangwena Circuit which took home silver medals and N.dollars 2 000, while Ongha was awarded bronze medals and N.dollars 1 500 for its third place.
The Ponhofi Senior Secondary School A and B teams were the only two teams that participated in the volleyball competition.
The first prize of N.dollars 2 000, gold medals and a floating trophy went to Ponhofi A, while N.dollars 1 500 and silver medals went to Ponhofi B.
Organiser of the tournament, Vaino Shimutwikeni told Nampa towards the end of the tournament on Sunday that everything went according to plan.
Eight out of nine circuits of our region participated. Only Epembe Circuit teachers and the regional education office representatives could not show up for the game, he said.
The Ohangwena regional Namibian Schools Sports Union (NSSU) leadership, headed by Shimutwikeni (a teacher), organised and sponsored the tournament to the tune of N.dollars 21 000.