New Date for Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup

The second edition of the Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup, which was initially scheduled for the weekend of May 2-5, has been postponed to August 22-26, 2014, still at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

The Khomas Region are the defending champions of the Skorpion Zinc U-17 Cup after winning the inaugural edition of the compettion beating the Erongo Region 2-1 in the final at Keetmanshoop last year. The Oshikoto Region finished third after overcoming the Oshana Region 2-1, while the Otjozondjupa Region won the fair play award. The Moment of Brilliance award went to Pandeni Kandjabanga of the Oshana Region.

Oshikoto Region striker Josef Utoni scored 11 goals in six games to win the Golden Boot award, while Jandjamuje Maharero of the Khomas region was voted the Player of the Tournament and finished joint second on the Top Goal Scorer list with eight goals together with the Otjozondjupa Region’s Hezeeko Katjiukua. Khomas Region goalkeeper Benni Ochurub was voted Goalkeeper of the Tournament. The first edition of this Skorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup saw the successful implementation of the El-Tracking system by which all necessary national identify documents were submitted to the organising committee for verification in the quest to eradicate age-cheating. Last March, the NFA and mining giant Skorpion Zinc announced a sponsorship deal worth N$1.3 million for a period of three years.

Source : New Era