13 Dec 2018 06:20am
RUNDU, 13 DEC (NAMPA) Siya village will host the second edition of the Kavango West Governors Cup this weekend, with eight constituencies from the region competing for the prestigious cup.
Siya is situated approximately 90 kilometres east of Nkurenkuru in the Kapako Constituency.
The tournament will be held from Friday until Sunday at the village sports grounds, Egidius Nambara, executive member of the Kavango West Regional Football Committee told Nampa on Wednesday.
All eight constituencies have indicated their readiness to take part in the competition that will see the best constituency walk away with the first prize and the best players being selected for regional teams, said Nambara.
He said the tournament introduced last year is aimed at creating a platform for young footballers under the ages of 17 and 20 to showcase their talent in hopes of catching the eyes of scouts selecting players for the Under-17 and Under-20 regional teams.
Nambara, who doubles as the competitions coordinator, added that it was also established to develop sports in the region.
During the competition, a preliminary list of Under-17 and Under-20 players will be selected to represent the region at next years The Namibian Newspaper Cup and the Scorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup.
Nambara added that girls under the ages of 17 and 20 have also been afforded the opportunity to take part as the netball category has been incorporated in the competition.
The tournament will help develop sports in all eight constituencies in Kavango West. We also hope to incorporate other sport codes in the future to make it bigger and better, he said.
In the football category, the winners will get N.dollars 5 000, a floating trophy and gold medals. Second place gets N.dollars 3 000 and silver medals, while third will be awarded N.dollars 2 000 and bronze medals.
In the netball category, the winning constituency will receive N.dollars 2 500, a floating trophy and gold medals. Second place will get N.dollars 1 700 and silver medals and third will get N.dollars 800 and bronze medals.
The competition is the brainchild of the Kavango West Governor, Sirkka Ausiku in collaboration with the regional football committee. Its first winner was Mankupi Constituency.