Karasburg’s Dakasa loses race in Bidvest Cup

20 Jan 2014 14:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 20 JAN (NAMPA) – Karasburg football team Dakasa Elevens' hopes of competing in the Bidvest Namibia Cup final this year were shattered after a 5-2 defeat to Keetmanshoop’s Brazilia Football Club (FC) this weekend.
Brazilia FC, also known as Zilers, managed to win the southern inland stream’s second division elimination round which started in Keetmanshoop on Saturday and ended Sunday.
They are now faced with the next obstacle - the winning team from the second division of the coastal stream - which will be from Lüderitz, Rosh Pinah or Aus.
That game is expected to take place in Keetmanshoop or Rosh Pinah on Saturday.
Should Brazilia defeat their next opponent, which is still to be announced, they will qualify for what is called the competition proper for which a draw involving the overall winners from all regions will be held.
More than 32 lucky teams are drawn for the competition proper. They will then continue to compete against each other in rounds 16, four and eight.
After round eight, the last two winners will battleit out in the Bidvest Namibia Cup final expected to take place in June this year.
Speaking to Nampa at the Keetmanshoop Sports Stadium on Sunday after the final whistle of the match between Dakasa and Brazilia, chairperson of //Karas Football Harry Jahs said 20 second division teams from the //Karas Region participated in the elimination round.
“The overall regional winner, runners-up and those in third place in the elimination round will receive a certain amount of prize money, which will soon be announced by the Namibia Football Association (NFA),” Jahs said.
The venue for the Bidvest Namibia Cup final game is yet to be announced.
“The prize money for the Bidvest Namibia Cup winner, runners-up and third positions are still to be announced. At the moment we cannot say anything about prizes until NFA makes an official announcement,” the //Karas football chairperson said.
The Katutura football team, African Stars won the 2013 Bidvest Namibia Cup with prize money of N.dollars 500 000. They beat Rundu team Mighty Gunners 2-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.