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Truck team, Okambari emerge victorious at Mondy Ndjavera tourney

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Windhoek-based outfit Truck team and Okambari-Kautjo football club from Opuwo emerged victorious at the Mbiripipo Mondy Ndjavera winter tournament for the netball and football category over the weekend.The tournament was introduced in May 2021 under t…

Windhoek-based outfit Truck team and Okambari-Kautjo football club from Opuwo emerged victorious at the Mbiripipo Mondy Ndjavera winter tournament for the netball and football category over the weekend.

The tournament was introduced in May 2021 under the Chuu-Vee event promotions company, sponsored by renowned businessman Mondy Ndjavera with the aim to revive sports at the grassroots level.

Speaking to Nampa on Monday, tournament organiser Ngatuuane Hange hailed the tournament as a success, adding that plans are in place to host a similar event next year while commending all teams that took part in the three-day tournament. Hange said four sports field were used, thus to avoid over crowdedness on account of COVID-19 measures and protocols.

All winning teams were awarded their prize monies on Monday.

The Truck team ladies have once again proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the federation tournaments after beating Khomas counterparts Lightning in the semi-final match by 31 scores to 23 before humbling Dream Team by 37 to 23 goals in the final game. En route to the final, the Dream team defeated The Ducks from Ovitoto by 23 goals to 15.

As champions, Truck Team was awarded a trophy and N.dollars 10 000, with Dream Team as runner up pocketing N.dollars 5 000 while Lightning and The Ducks both received N.dollars 2 500 as semi-final losers.

For the football category, Okambari-Kautjo defeated Windhoek based outfit Truck team by a single goal, while the other semi-final saw Tuk-Tuk from Windhoek beating Epukiro's Red Fire yaTumbonde 4-3 on penalties after playing to a goalless draw in regulation time. The final game that took place at the Independence stadium saw Okambari Kautjo defeating Tuk-Tuk by one goal to nil walking away with N.dollars 20 000, gold medals and a trophy, while Tuk-Tuk received N.dollars 10 000 as runner-up. As semi-final losers, Red Fire and Truch teams each walked away with N.dollars 5 000.

Source: Namibia Press Agency