06 Jan 2017 11:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 06 JAN (NAMPA) The Oshimbaba Football Club (FC) were crowned champions of the annual Hotline Football Club tournament after beating Baloyi FC 3-0 in the final here last Saturday.
They took home N.dollars 3 000, a floating trophy and gold medals.
The tournament took place from 28 to 31 December 2016. It was initially slated to end on 30 December, but had to be extended with a day due to overwhelming entries.
Baloyi FC, as the runners-up, received N.dollars 2 500 and silver medals.
The third price of N.dollars 1 500 and bronze medals went to Omadenga FC, while Oluno Correctional Services FC took home N.dollars 1 000 after ending fourth.
In the semi-final encounters, Oshimbaba humiliated Omadenga with a 5-0 defeat, while Baloyi defeated Oluno Correctional Services 5-4 on penalties following their 0-all draw during normal time.
Omadenga beat Oluno Correctional Services 1-0 in the third and fourth position play-off.
Ongenga Constituency-based Hotline Football Club (FC) organised the tournament, in which 18 teams from Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshana Region took part.
Hotline FC was established in 1996 by Nangolo Kondja, who received a trophy at the end of the tournament in recognition of keeping the club alive for 20 years.
Kondja said he was happy to receive this trophy that he did not expect to get.
This is the sign of commitment that you the organisers have seen in me and I will not cease to assist you in whatever the need might be, I am very much delighted, he said.
He advised youngsters to follow in the footsteps of former players of the Hotline club that played in the Ohangwena Regional Second Division League.
The tournament yielded several sponsors, which included Bonifatius Haufiku of 777 Investment CC and Kaudevali Joseph of Kaude Salon and Barbershop.
Former players of Hotline FC were the tournaments main sponsors of N.dollars 8 000.