Zambezi Region had their lucky stars to thank after they qualified for the semi-finals of the 2022 Namibian Newspaper Cup competition for the first time via the drawing of lots in Oshakati on Saturday.
After the group stages, Zambezi and //Karas Region were tied on five points each while Otjozondjupa finished third with three points and Kavango West only managed a single point.
This necessitated the organisers to conduct a draw to pick the team that qualifies for the semi-finals as per competition rules.
Normalisation Committee (NFA) Namibia Football Association (NFA) Acting Secretary General Jochen Traut conducted the draw with the assistance of NFA Competitions Manager Tim Isaacks in the presence of officials from the two teams and Nampa.
Traut then drew out the Zambezi who qualify for the semi-finals for the first time after they won one and drew two of their group matches.
By so doing, Zambezi becomes the first team to qualify for the next round of this year's competition.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency