//Kharas loses opening match at Skorpion Zink tourney

24 Aug 2019 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 24 AUG (NAMPA) – //Kharas Region lost their opening match at the sixth edition of the 2019 Skorpion Zink Under-17 tournament by a 1-0 scoreline to Kavango East at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday.
But the day belonged to Alberto De Sousa who scored all the goals for Oshikoto and thumped Omusati 5-1.
While goals were scarce in most of the matches, De Sousa also set the tournament record when he scored the fastest goal within 13 seconds of kick off.
He then added the second goal in the 8th minute before completing his hat-trick a minute later to leave Oshikoto leading by 3-0 within 10 minutes of the match.
The striker then scored his fourth goal in the 28th minute following a huge blunder by Omusati goalkeeper Simon Ausiku, who let a seemingly harmless shot bounce in front of him and trickled into the net to make it 4-0 at halftime.
The second half saw an improved performance by Omusati who pulled one back through Diogenus Nakale but De Sousa was back to haunt Ausiku when he beat the offside trap and coolly slotted past the diving goalkeeper to make it 5-1 for Oshikoto.
In other matches, Erongo defeated Otjozondjupa 2-0 with goals from Rayven Nahale, while Nelito Da Costa was the first player to receive a red card during the tournament.
Zambezi then beat Kunene by 1-0 following a great performance by Johannes Machille in goals for the winning team.
Omaheke, the losing finalist of last year’s tournament also kick started their campaign with a hard fought 2-0 win over Hardap after Usiel Kandorozu scored both goals.
Kavango West then caused an upset when they defeated Ohangwena by 2-0 through goals by man of the match Castro Ihemba and Petrus Luyeni.
Erongo were back to play their second match of the day and emerged victorious by beating Kunene 3-2.
Kunene scored their goals through Nangoro Laurens, while Erongo found the back of the net through Dinelson Nande who scored a hat-trick.
Khomas then accounted for Zambezi with a 5-1 scoreline as goals from Romeo Amon, Filippo Mitcheletti and Deco Gonteb.
In the last match of the day, //Kharas beat Omaheke by 2-1.
The competition which started on Friday continues on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma with nine matches scheduled throughout the day.
The tournament concludes on Monday.