Khorixas to host Welwitschias football festival

17 Dec 2015 14:50pm


The second edition of the Khorixas Welwitschias football festival will be hosted this weekend in Khorixas with 22 teams participating. The tournament took place for the first time last year. It is sponsored by residents of the town who work in other towns in Namibia. The matches will be played at the Herbert Conradie and Cornelius Goreseb sport fields on Saturday and Sunday. Teams competing in the tournament are from the First Division, Second Division and social teams. Khomas Second Division outfit Java Java Football Club (FC) is the only big name team from the Khomas Region that is competing in the event. Other Second Division outfits are the winners of the maiden edition, Western FC; Robber Chanties; Outjo Football Club; Karibib FC; Omaruru Eleven FC; and Twyfelfontein FC. N.dollars 30 000 has been availed for the tournament. The winners will walk away with N.dollars 15 000 plus a trophy and medals; while those in second place will get N.dollars 8 000. The two semi-finalists will each take home N.dollars 3 500. The top goal scorer, goalkeeper of the tournament and player of the series will each walk away with a trophy. Namibia Premier League (NPL) administrator Tovey Hoebeb and Southern Stream First Division Administrator Mervin Geiriseb will administer the two-day tournament. Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Geiriseb said the tournament is being used as a Christmas get-together. "We are calling on football lovers to come to Khorixas this weekend and enjoy good football. The first edition was really nice and I am hopeful the second edition will be even more exciting than the first one. Team owners can come scout for players at this event," he said. (NAMPA) HK/ND/AS