Ohangwena regional NSSU to host teachers’ sports tourney

ONGWEDIVA: The Namibia Schools’ Sports Union (NSSU)’s Ohangwena Region leadership will host a teachers’ sports tournament this weekend.

The NSSU chairperson for the region, Vaino Shimutwikeni, told Nampa on Monday the tournament will be hosted under the theme ‘Stop gender- based violence in Namibia’ on Saturday and Sunday.

The teachers will compete in netball, football and volleyball.

The event is aimed at uniting teachers in the region and spreading the message to stop gender-based violence in Namibia.

It is also expected to raise funds for the forthcoming NSSU regional sports awards scheduled to take place in September this year.

“The tournament will attract nine education circuits in the region, including the regional Directorate of Education,” Shimutwikeni stated

It will be hosted at the Ponhofi Senior Secondary School (SSS) sports grounds at the northern border town of Helao Nafidi.

“We are requesting the circuits to prepare well as there are fabulous prizes to be won,” he noted.

He also invited members of the community to attend the event, and at the same time announced that no hawkers will be allowed to do business at the tournament as the NSSU will conduct all sorts of business activities in attempts to raise funds for the said awards’ ceremony.

The tournament’s registration fees are N.dollars 1 000 for netball, N.dollars 1 500 for football, and N.dollars 700 for volleyball.

Prizes to be won in the netball category are N.dollars 3 000, a floating trophy and gold medals for the winner, N.dollars 2 000 and silver medals for the runners-up and N.dollars 1 500 for the team in third place.

The volleyball prizes are N.dollars 2 000, a floating trophy and gold medals for the winner, N.dollars 1 500 and silver medals for the runners-up and N.dollars 1 000 for the third-placed team.

The champions in the football category will take home N.dollars 5 000, a floating trophy and gold medals, while the runners-up are to receive N.dollars 3 000 and silver medals, and the third-placed team will walk away with N.dollars 2 000.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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