Fnb Classic Clashes Draw to a Close

The last soccer games of the 2014 FNB Classic Clashes season recently took place in northern Namibia.

Ongha Senior Secondary School and Nehale Senior Secondary School met on 19 September while Okatana Combined School and Haudano Secondary School played on Saturday, 20 September at Ongwediva.

Ongha SSS beat Nehale SSS 2-0 while Haudano recorded a 3-1 victory against Okatana.

Coach Muahafa of Ongha SS said that the tempo of the game and the pace at which his boys played contributed towards their victory.

“It was a great game that was played with a good spirit. The fans were also wonderful and the atmosphere was fantastic. Since we have won, I think the challenge now is to look to the future. We will prepare a team that can successfully defend our title next year,” he said.

FNB Namibia’s Vicky Muranda, Group Corporate Communications Manager said that the 2014 FNB Classic Clashes had been a great success again.

“Since the inception of these great school games we have seen a growth in schools participation, added some sport codes and awakened the interest of many spectators.”

The FNB Classic Clashes were first introduced in 2008 and have become one of the most sought-after sporting events for high school learners as they face each other in football, rugby and netball competitions in a first-class setting that excites those who play and those who watch. The participating schools have grown from the initial 14 in 2008 to 42, with more schools vying to be included every year.

Muranda concluded: “The FNB Classic Clashes (presented by Namib Mills) is one of the highlights on the school sport calendar and brings together 42 schools from across the country, where they compete in a world class setting. These matches are televised on One Africa and exemplary students of the schools are used as role models for their peers. The investment in this property is N$2 million per annum. Schools that participate range from Augustineum and Academia to Ongha Senior Secondary, Haudano Senior Secondary, Elnatan and Tsumeb Gymnasium – a great variety all over the country.”

Source : The Namibian