Otjinene’s President Tournament slated for this weekend

19 Sep 2019 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) – The fifth edition of the Otjinene Sport and Culture Association’s annual President Tournament will take place at the Khomasdal Sports Field this weekend.
The competition is named after the association’s president, Pasanapehe Kauta. The football and netball games start Friday at 18h00 and are expected to end Sunday, executive member of the association, Tjivikara Kamenje told Nampa on Thursday.
He said the tournament will serve as a platform to promote youngsters from the Otjinene Constituency.
“This competition is an aid for the selection of players to the Otjinene All-Stars team, which represents the constituency in Namibia Rural Sport Development Federation competitions,” Kamenje said.
He added that the association decided to host the tournament in Windhoek to expose players to another environment where Namibia Premier League scouts and coaches can become aware of them.
“We hardly find premier league coaches attending rural tournaments in remote areas, so this will be an opportunity. It will also be an opportunity for the players to play on grass and under floodlights as most of them have never experienced it,” Kamenje said.
The N.dollars 23 000 competition has attracted 10 netball teams and 19 football teams. Netball will be played on a round robin basis, whereas the football category will be played in a knock-out format.
The netball winner will take home N.dollars 2 500, a trophy and 12 gold medals, while the runners-up will walk away with N.dollars 1 500 and 12 silver medals.
Each semi-final loser will take home N.dollars 750.
In the football category, the winner will pocket N.dollars 8 000, a trophy and 20 gold medals, whereas the runners-up will get N.dollars 4 500 and 20 silver medals.
The semi-final losers will each pocket N. dollars 2 500.
Otjikutu United and Black Beauty are the current champions of the football and netball competition respectively.