Facebook tournament continues on Saturday

02 Sep 2016 08:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 02 SEP (NAMPA) - The 2016 Facebook Annual Sports Tournament resumes at the Oluno Sports Ground in Ondangwa on Saturday, with eight teams battling it out for the football crown.
The popular northern annual tournament started at the same sports grounds at the beginning of this month, with teams competing in football, netball and volleyball.
One of the event organisers Vaino Shimutwikeni told Nampa on Wednesday the tournament will conclude its annual activities on Saturday.
The netball and volleyball competitions were concluded during the first round on 06 and 07 August and were won by two Namibian Defence Force (NDF) teams - Composite Depot and Six Stars - respectively.
As the winning teams, Composite Depot received a floating trophy and N.dollars 5 000. Six Stars took home a floating trophy and N.dollars 3 000.
Twenty-one Brigade, also an NDF team, are the runners-up in both the netball and volleyball categories of the tournament.
“Six Stars were third in the netball category, which shows the NDF dominated the tournament,” Shimutwikeni said, adding that Air Force A and B are also NDF teams that will compete in the semi-finals of the youth football category on Saturday.
The youth football semi-finals play-offs will see Ohangwena Namibian Police Force (NamPol) go up against Air Force A; while Hope Academy will compete against Air Force B.
In the veterans’ football category, Ondangwa Masters will lock horns with Ondangwa Legend in the semi-final, while the Eenhana-based Green Side are waiting in the final for the winner between Ondangwa Masters and Legend.
Prizes in the veterans’ category are a floating trophy and N.dollars 5 000 (first prize); N.dollars 3 000 (second prize) and N.dollars 2 000 (third prize).
In the youth category the prizes are a floating trophy and N.dollars 7 000 (first prize); N.dollars 4 000 (second prize) and N.dollars 2 000 (third prize).
The tournament, Shimutwikeni explained, caters for those not playing in the formal football league. It provides an opportunity for socialising and for retired and emerging players to showcase their talents.
He thanked the tournament’s sponsors and appealed for more financial contributions to make the organising committee’s dream of bigger prizes for participants a reality.