Kasi Cup Tournament This Weekend

The Informal Settlements Soccer competition, the Kasi Cup tournament takes place for the third successive year in Havana settlement, Otjomuise this weekend.

The tournament will be held at the informal soccer pitch, also known as Coca-Cola Park, in Havana, on the corner of Monte Christo and Otjomuise Road.

This year’s event will see eight informal settlement soccer teams battling it out for top honours, while there will also be a netball tournament for six informal settlement teams for the first time.

The competition is being jointly sponsored by the City of Windhoek, Coca-Cola and Otb Sport. At Wednesday’s launch, Gordon Pokolo of Coca-Cola announced a sponsorship of N$60 000 in prize money, while Otb Sport kitted out the teams with playing gear.

“We are very proud and happy with this tournament and the talent on display – it’s a fair competition conducted in a good spirit. We added netball this year while we also considered adding volleyball – we can still look into that. We will try to improve the tournament and spread it to other regions as well in the future,” Pokolo said.

The tournament will start at 08h00 on Saturday and will continue on Sunday morning. The finals are scheduled to take place at 12h00 on Sunday, to be followed by the prize giving ceremony at 13h00.

The winning team in the soccer competition will receive N$9 000, the runners-up will receive N$7 000, the third-placed team will receive N$5 000 and the fourth-placed team will receive N$3 000.

The winners of the netball competition will receive N$6 000 with the runners up receiving N$4 000, the third-placed team N$3 000 an the fourth-placed team N$2 000.

The draw for both the soccer and netball competitions was made on Wednesday and is as follows:

Soccer:

United Boys v Brave United, Sipenitha United v Hakahana United, Eleven Bullets v Acaduku FC, Havana City v Eleven Champions.

Netball:

United Girls v Etunda Ladies, City Stars v Eleven Bullets, Ondobe Seven Stars v Windhoek Beauties.

Source : The Namibian