17 Apr 2019 11:00am
WINDHOEK, 17 APR (NAMPA) The Otjinene Sport and Culture Associations annual April football and netball competition will take place at the Otjinene sports field this weekend.
It starts Friday at 07h00 and ends Monday.
Tjivikara Kamenje, an executive member of the association told Nampa in an interview Tuesday the tournament serves as a platform for the selection of players for the Otjinene All Stars team that will represent the constituency in Namibia Rural Sport Development Federation competitions.
It is also about bringing people together over the Easter long weekend, keeping young people busy during the school holidays and maintaining a spirit of togetherness in our constituency, said Kamenje.
The N.dollars 28 000 knock-out competition has attracted 16 netball teams and 28 football teams.
The netball winner will take home N.dollars 4 000, a trophy and 12 gold medals, while the runners-up will walk away with N.dollars 2 000 and 12 silver medals.
Each semi-final loser will take home N.dollars 1 000.
In the football category, the winner will pocket N.dollars 10 000, a trophy and 20 gold medals, whereas the runners-up will get N.dollars 5 000 and 20 silver medals.
The semi-final losers will each pocket N. dollars 2 500.
Otjinoko are the current champions of the netball competition after defeating Ozombovire in the final last year.
The prize money for the first and second place in the football category was shared by Mighty Buck and Okaoveni Eleven as the match did not take place because there are no flood lights at the stadium.
The Otjinene Sport and Culture Associations was established in 1987 to promote sport and cultural activities in the constituency and the Omaheke Region as a whole.