Otjinene and Epukiro win federation tournament

03 Jul 2018 08:10am
WINDHOEK, 03 JUL (NAMPA) – Otjinene and Epukiro won the netball and football categories respectively during the Namibia Rural Sports Development Federation (NRSDF) All-Stars tournament that ended in the capital on Sunday.
In the first netball semi-final, the ladies from Otjinene defeated their Aminius counterparts by 29-19.
In the second semi-final, Ovitoto played Epukiro and the match ended 36-26 in favour of Epukiro.
The two Omaheke neighbours produced an excellent display of the game in the final and Otjinene emerged and defeated Epukiro by 36 goals to 35, winning N.dollars 6 000 plus 12 gold medals. Epukiro pocketed N.dollars 3 000 plus 12 silver medals as runners-up while Ovitoto and Aminius each took home N.dollars 1 500.
In the football category, Otjombinde overcame Okondjatu by 5-4 on penalties in the first semi-final.
Epukiro played Aminius in the second semi-final which Epukiro won 1-0.
In the final, Uetuura Kambato scored the only goal of the match for Epukiro to win against Otjombinde.
The skipper for Epukiro, Apolo Hangero thanked his coach Mukuviro Siririka for the training techniques and commended fellow players for listening to him.
“Cooperation was the order from day one of this tournament,” Hangero said.
The organiser of the tournament, Ngatuuane Hange was happy about the competition and thanked the participating teams.
“We are hopeful that some players will be seen in the premier league next season due to their display,” Hange said, adding the behaviour of the fans was exceptional and urging more sponsors to come on board in developing sport in the country.