Young entrepreneur supports local football league

08 Aug 2017 09:30am
RUNDU, 08 AUG (NAMPA) – A young and emerging entrepreneur has teamed up with the Musese Constituency Football League in Kavango West Region to develop the game in the area.
Steven Mungongi, in an interview with Nampa on Saturday at Rupara football field, said sports in rural areas had not been receiving much support and hence his action to help.
He is chairman of Mungongi Trading Group that has business in agriculture, construction and catering.
Rupara is a village about 60 kilometres west of Rundu.
Mungongi said there was a lot of raw talent at grassroots level that needed exposure to benefit the region and country at large.
“Look, there is no premier league now and all the [football] divisions countrywide have not kicked a single ball since last year.
“If this can happen to our big leagues, what will happen to sports in rural areas if we do not come and support it?”
Team Representative of Young MK Football Club, Pius Haimbili applauded Mungongi for coming on board to team up with the league, saying this kind of gesture was the first of its kind since the league started in 2014.
Haimbili called on other business people in the region to emulate Mungongi’s work to uplift sports in the region.
Meanwhile, the league which currently consists of eight teams has been renamed Mungongi Soccer League in recognition of Mungongi’s sponsorship of N.dollars 10 000 including a trophy and medals.
The team that wins the league will walk away with N.dollars 5 000 plus a trophy and gold medals. Second in place will receive N.dollar 3 000 plus silver medals and third place N.dollar 2 000 with bronze medals.
At the moment, G n B Football Club is leading the league with nine points, followed by Musese United (five points), Rupara United (five points) behind Musese on goal difference, and then Mahenzere City with four points.
In fourth position is Mahenzere Chiefs and Karamba Football Club, both with four points behind Mahenzere City on goal difference. Young Stars and Young MK Football Club are at the bottom of the league with no points to show for their efforts.