Dates 11 of Naute Dam were on Sunday declared winners of the first edition of the Bennie Kilo (BK) annual football tournament at Keetmanshoop.Dates 11 beat Keetmanshoop United 1-0 in the final match of the tournament, which started Friday at the J Step…
Dates 11 of Naute Dam were on Sunday declared winners of the first edition of the Bennie Kilo (BK) annual football tournament at Keetmanshoop.
Dates 11 beat Keetmanshoop United 1-0 in the final match of the tournament, which started Friday at the J Stephanus Stadium and saw 21 teams from the ||Kharas and Hardap regions competing.
First, second division and non-league teams participated in the tournament.
Keetmanshoop Urban Constituency councillor, Joseph Isaaks who is the initiator of the tournament on Sunday said: “This tourney was not about making money but investing in the development of the youth. As a leader, I am proud of the football that was played here this weekend, it was quality football and your attitude on the pitch tells me that I have to do more; I promise you that next year the monies will increase.”
Dates 11 assistant coach, Michael Witbeen in an interview with Nampa said: “The tournament was great, it was well organised, it was very exhausting because we played a lot of games in a short time and some during the night. We faced some tough teams that were more experienced than us, in the end we won because of how we organised the boys - I am very proud of the boys.”
Dates 11 walked away with N.dollars 20 000 in cash and a floating trophy.
Keetmanshoop United won N.dollars 10 000 for coming in second, while Black Arrows and King Pelle Santos, both from Keetmanshoop, walked away with N.dollars 5 000 each as semi-final losers.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency