02 Sep 2019 17:21pm
ONHELEIWA, 01 SEP (NAMPA) Toivo United Football Club from Omhedi village in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday won the soccer championship of the 2019 Dr BS Haufiku Annual Tournament held at Onheleiwa village in the Omusati Region at the weekend.
The club last year lost in the quarter finals, stated its manager, Toivo Nghesheya, shortly after the awarding of the prizes.
It won the tournaments football competition after defeating Okalongo United 2-1 in the final match played Saturday afternoon.
As the champions, Toivo United scooped the tournaments top award of a floating trophy, gold medals and N.dollars 5 000, while Okalongo United as the runners-up took home silver medals and N.dollars 2 500.
Oshakati-based DT MET FC, in third position, walked away with bronze medals and N.dollars 1 500.
Mathew Mwaanyekange from Okalongo United was crowned player of the tournament and Toivo Uniteds Shangelao Naunyango is the top goal scorer.
The tournaments netball top prize of N.dollars 3 300, floating trophy and gold medals went to the Oshikuku-based Young Star, who defeated Team Cobra 24-21 in the final.
Young Star won the netball competition for the third consecutive year. Team Cobra as the runners-up in the netball category received silver medals and N.dollars 1 700, while in the third position, Seven Strong Waves got bronze medals and N.dollars 1 000.
Rauna Hakwenye from Young Star and Aila Andreas from Team Cobra are the netball best shooter and best player of the tournament, respectively.
Former Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku, who hails from the area, sponsored the tournament for the ninth year in collaboration with businesses such Rani Group, ETN, B1 and the Ondangwa Private Hospital to the tune of N.dollars 15 000.