Eleven Brothers win inaugural Edward Wambo tournament

30 May 2017 15:30pm
REHOBOTH, 30 MAY (NAMPA) – Eleven Brothers Football Club (FC) from Rehoboth won the inaugural Annual Edward Wambo tournament held over the weekend after defeating Eastern Fire FC 3-2 on penalties.
The tournament was hosted by the Rehoboth Urban East Constituency and named after its constituency councillor, Edward Wambo.
The game ended in a goalless draw and the final had to be decided through penalties. Eleven Brothers held their nerve and converted three of their five penalties to win.
Tournament organiser, Lonny Rooinasie told Nampa on Sunday the tournament was successful and they intend on making it bigger and better next year.
“We had a very successful tournament with 14 teams taking part,” he said.
Rooinasie said the only problem was that they could not accommodate the ‘Old Crocks’ category.
“We had too many games which meant it would go on too late, and there are no flood lights at the field,” he said.
The ‘Old Crocks’ games will be played in two weeks’ time.
Eastern Fire and Eleven Brothers reached the final after defeating Duneside and Eleven Stars 4-0 and 1-0, respectively.
Eleven Brothers walked away with N.dollars 5 000 and 18 gold medals, while Eastern Fire got N.dollars 3 000 and 18 gold medals.
Duneside and Eleven Stars pocketed N.dollars 1 000 each as semi-final losers.