Chief Christian Eerike Zeraeua Cup starting next week

14 Sep 2016 16:50pm
SWAKOPMUND, 14 SEP (NAMPA) – The organisers of the fourth Chief Christian Eerike Zeraeua Cup are urging young football and netball players to take part in the tournament, which starts next week.
“This is another opportunity for players to show their talents so that they can be spotted and selected for the Premier League and later the national teams,” tournament organiser Andrew Tjahikika told Nampa on Wednesday.
All rounds up to the quarter-finals take place on 24 and 25 September at the Khomasdal Stadium in Windhoek.
The semi-finals and final game will take place in Omaruru at the Correctional Services and Maboke Stadiums on 01 and 02 October.
Gate fees are N.dollars 10 for adults and N.dollars 5 for students, while children enter for free.
“We are expecting 40 teams. This event is part of the White Flag Day commemoration and we are using it to attract the young people to attend the commemoration and learn about the history of our fallen heroes,” Tjahikika said.
He added that for the first time this year, the player of the tournament and best goal scorer will be awarded with cash prizes and trophies.
Tjahikika added that the managers and coaches of premier league and national teams, as well as officials of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) have been invited to do talent-spotting during the tournament.
The Otjiwarongo Football Club and Truck Team are this year’s defending champions.
The registration fee is N.dollars 1 500 for football and N.dollars 1 000 for netball, while teams with both codes pay N.dollars 2 000.
The overall winner of the football competitions will receive N.dollars 20 000, while the team in second place gets N.dollars 10 000 and in third place, N.dollars 5 000.
The netball winner will be rewarded with N.dollars 10 000 and the runners-up get N.dollars 5 000. The semi-final winners get N.dollars 2 500.
Tjahikika said the White Flag Commemoration sports committee sponsors the tournament, but further financial support is also welcome.
Ovaherero community members will commemorate the 90th anniversary of White Flag Day at Omaruru on 02 October.
The annual event is held to pay homage to late Ovaherero chiefs from the Zeraeua community.