18 Jul 2017 07:40am
RUNDU, 18 JUL (NAMPA) The newly recognised Petrus Kavhura Cup (PKC) from Kavango East Region promises to be bigger and better this year.
Chairperson of the cup, Haingura Poulus Ngula told Nampa Monday the organisers of the competition want to see the cup attracting a lot of teams from the region as this will in turn contribute to the development of football in the rural areas.
The competition has so far received recognition from the Namibia Football Association (NFA) under the Kavango East Region second division and the Ministry of Sports, Youth and National Service under the Directorate of Sports.
The cup was played in two constituencies, Ndongalinena and Ndiyona, but plans are underway to invite other teams from other constituencies in the region to strengthen the competition, said the chairperson.
The cup, established last year, aims to uplift sports at rural level by encouraging youth to participate in activities that will distract them from unproductive engagements such as alcohol and drug abuse.
In its debut tournament, the competition was played by 29 teams from the two constituencies.
The final was played in April this year which saw Gumma Golden City being crowned as the 2017 champions after defeating Hoha Football Club with one goal to nil.
The teams are hard at work preparing for games in November where Gumma Golden City will defend its title, said Ngula.
Although the competition is receiving attention and teams in the region are eager to participate, he appealed to sponsors to come on board to take the cup to greater heights this year, come November.
He cautioned that the competition is not a money making scheme but a non-profit competition trying to develop raw talent from the region since rural sports are not receiving any support.
We thank our previous sponsors for making PKC a reality, but we urge other sport lovers to come on board so the competition can go further.
A meeting is billed for next week for the organisers to deliberate on the way forward for the games in November.