Harders Cup a huge success

30 Mar 2017 15:10pm
LÜDERITZ, 30 MAR (NAMPA) – Organisers of the Harders Cup are satisfied with the outcome of the football tournament and are already planning next year’s event.
Six teams from Lüderitz - Man United, Diamond City, Atlanta Bucks, Youngsters, Rush Ups and Novanam - battled it out for a grand prize of N.dollars 100 000 in the Harders Cup, which was won by Youngsters.
Speaking to Nampa soon after the presentation of the trophy to the winners on Sunday, Isaack Fredericks, one of the organisers and an official from the Youngsters Football Club, told Nampa the event was a resounding success.
“We are very happy with the outcome, everything went according to plan and we are looking forward to next year’s event,” he said.
Fredericks said there were no challenges over the weekend and people enjoyed the football on display and performances during the Music Bash Saturday evening.
Also speaking to this agency, Harders Cup founder Tim Ekandjo said next year’s event will include two football teams from Keetmanshoop and one from Oranjemund.
He said no major incidents or accidents were reported, adding “that is a 10 out of 10 in terms of success”.
“The football was top quality, and the musical performances were extremely enjoyable - 32 goals in six matches is a lot,” Ekandjo said.
He also said not only musicians and footballers benefitted but also residents, especially business wise.
“The hospitality industry benefitted, the informal businesspeople also benefited as they sold more merchandise than usual,” said Ekandjo, who himself hails from this coastal town in the //Kharas Region.
He expressed gratitude to all involved in the planning and execution of the event, saying all objectives of the tournament were met with flying colours.
Other members of the organising committee are Bessley Makoula and Fredroka Namahu Daniel.
The Harders Cup and music bash was sponsored to the tune of N.dollars 895 000 by various companies.
It was launched in January this year and was aimed at allowing the youth of the town to display their talents.