27 Aug 2013 06:20
KEETMANSHOOP, 27 AUG (NAMPA) Try Again Football Club from Tseiblaagte in Keetmanshoop scooped the annual Heroes Cup again after also winning this southern football tournament in 2012.
They trounced rivals Young Beauties Football Club (YBFC) by four goals to nil in the final at the Joseph Stephanus sports field here on Monday.
Try Again walked away with N.dollars 14 000 cash, a floating trophy and gold medals. Last year, they received N.dollars 18 000 cash, a trophy and gold medals.
The YBFC received N.dollars 8 000 prize money and silver medals, while Dates Eleven from Naute Dam and Brazilia, which ended third and fourth, respectively, received N.dollars 2 000 each.
Dates Eleven ended second last year, and were rewarded with N.dollars 9 000 then.
Speaking to Nampa immediately after the final whistle, Try Again coach Quinton Visagie said the money will be used to sign-up new players.
We do not have a sponsor, but we are doing very well, as you can see. We plan to be promoted to the Premier League, but we need to sign players and also have finances.
Therefore, I use this opportunity to send out a plea that we need someone to sponsor this team, Visagie noted.
He added that his team, which has been in existence for 52 years now, won because they prepared for four weeks. The win was thus just payment for their hard work.
Scolys Entertainment and Mountain Rangers sponsored this years tournament with N.dollars 30 000 collectively.
Last year, the Karas Regional Council (KRC) sponsored the tournament with N.dollars 60 000.
We are planning to bring more sponsors on board so that the N.dollars 30 000 can be raised to N.dollars 50 000 next year, said event organiser Klaas Blom, who is also the chairman of Mountain Rangers.
On his part, the chairman of the Karas Football Committee and manager of YBFC Harry Jahs congratulated Try Again on their win.
Said Jahs: Our aim was not to win. All we wanted to see is how our new players are performing. We are a strong team, thats why we have five players in the National Police Team. They are not here today because they are in Windhoek, but when they come, we will dominate.
Twelve teams like Liverpool from Bethanie, Young Brazilians from Karasburg and Mountain Rangers from Rosh Pinah participated in the tournament, which started on Saturday and concluded on Monday.
The Heroes Cup tournament was the only activity in Keetmanshoop over the weekend of the national Heroes Day commemoration.