The first round of the annual Katutura Sport Union (KASU) Independence Cup tourney will start at Ella du Plessis High School and the Khomasdal Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.
KASU chairperson, Kuveri Tjonga told Nampa on Thursday that the N. dollars 25 000 knock-out competition attracted 15 netball teams and 20 football teams and is expected to end on 24 March.
The competition is starting this weekend to accommodate all teams that have entered to compete.
“Although the competition is aimed at celebrating the country’s independence, it also promotes sports in Katutura,” Tjonga said.
The chairperson added that Namibia’s independence is important and the youth of Katutura play their part by participating in this sports event.
“We have quite a big number of teams participating this year and therefore teams must respect time,” he said.
The matches will start at 14h00 on Saturday and 08h00 on Sunday.
The winners in the netball category will take home N$4 500 with 12 gold medals and a trophy, while the winners of the football competition will walk away with N$9 000, 20 gold medals and a trophy.
The runners-up for netball and football will win N$2 500 and N$4 000 respectively.
In the netball battle, the losing semi-finalists will each walk away with N$1 000, while their counterparts in the football competition will each receive N$2 000.
Okombomi-based Renamo Bucks won the football competition last year after defeating Neudamm Agricultural College 3-2.
Windhoek-based Truck Team won the netball category after defeating their counterparts from Ozombouvapa 27 -21 last year.
Neudamm Agricultural College and Ozombouvapa will however not feature in this year’s competition. – Nampa