Jerusalem Football Club wins Tses Spring tournament

09 Oct 2017 17:10pm
REHOBOTH, 09 OCT (NAMPA) - Jerusalem Football Club (FC) from Keetmanshoop won the fifth Tses Spring Tournament held in Tses, //Kharas Region over the weekend after defeating Rush Ups FC from Luderitz 3-2 on penalties.
The competition, which attracted 28 teams in total, saw Jerusalem defeating Barcelona from Mariental 2-1 on penalties in the first semi-final match, while Rush Ups won 3-1 on penalties against Keetmanshoop outfit Real Fighters.
The final match ended in a goalless draw with both teams missing chance after chance and had to be decided on penalties, during which Jerusalem showed nerves of steel and converted three of their five spot kicks, with Rush Ups only converting two penalties.
Jerusalem received N.dollars 20 000 in cash, a floating trophy and 25 gold medals for their efforts, while Rush Ups walked away with N.dollars 10 000 and 25 silver medals.
Barcelona and Real Fighters, both losing semi-finalists, were rewarded with N.dollars 4 500 each, while the top goal scorer was rewarded with N.dollars 1 000.
Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Thomas Tsuseb, on Monday told Nampa that the tournament went as planned, but need more corporate sponsorships.
“This tournament is one of the biggest in the region and the organising committee will hereby convey our sincere gratitude and appreciation to our sponsors who contributed towards hosting this year’s event,” said Tsuseb.
He said the tournament is growing each year and they want to take it to greater heights each year, but cannot do it alone.
“It is the only way we can expose rural players to such competitions and help them develop to represent our country one day,” Tsuseb said.
Each year the defending champion enters the competition for free and usually play the opening game. This year, three-time winner and defending champion, Young Beauties from Keetmanshoop, was dumped out of the competition when they lost 2-0 to Baroka from Tses.