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Kunene league promotion games, Okozonduzu tourney set for weekend

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The 13th edition of the annual Okozonduzu football and netball open tournament is set to take place at Okozonduzu in the Otjozondjupa Region, while the Kunene league promotional games will get underway at Khorixas in Kunene during the Easter weekend.In…

The 13th edition of the annual Okozonduzu football and netball open tournament is set to take place at Okozonduzu in the Otjozondjupa Region, while the Kunene league promotional games will get underway at Khorixas in Kunene during the Easter weekend.

In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, tournament organiser Ngatuuane Hange said the Okozonduzu event will this year accommodate 28 football teams and 20 for the netball category, with games to be staged at the Chief Tjitjo Kauari stadium in Okozonduzu.

An amount of N.dollars 40 000 will be up for grabs, with N.dollars 28 000 set aside for the football category while the remaining N.dollars 12 000 is for the netball category. Both codes are to register with N.dollars 1 900, with the netball winning team to walk away with N.dollars 6 000 and a trophy. The runner-up will pocket N.dollars 3 000 while the semi-final losers will each get N.dollars 1 500.

The champions for the football category will pocket N.dollars 13 000 and a trophy, the runner-up will walk away with N.dollars 8 000 while the semi-final losers will each receive N.dollars 3 500.

Meanwhile, the Herbert Conradie Stadium in Khorixas will also welcome eight social league teams that are not affiliated to the Namibia Football Association (NFA), who will be battling it out to determine teams that will be promoted to the Second Division for the 2021/2022 season set to kick off in April as announced by NFA.

League vice-chairperson Bolla Nangombe told Nampa in an interview recently that teams that have shown interest are Grootberg United Football Club from Erwee, Godwithus Ministries, Khorixas United FC, Khorixas Football Academy, Welwitschia Sports Academy, all from Khorixas, and Seaside Football Academy and Soweto Football Academy from Outjo with Opuwo United from the region’s capital town Opuwo.

He said the teams forming part of next month’s games are battling it out for the two promotion slots available to book a place in the topflight football for the upcoming season.

Source: Namibia Press Agency