Support for Otjomuise soccer

11 August 2019 | Sports

The Otjomuise Soccer League received a leg up, thanks to a sponsorship by Bank Windhoek. The donation will be used to buy equipment and for the administration of the league.

“We will use Bank Windhoek's support to procure match balls, nets for the goals, trophies and medals to award winners at the end of the season,” said the league's chairman, Nelson Shipandeni.

The league which is currently underway, has 14 teams that compete on a weekly basis, totalling 400 players from the ages of 16 years and older. “We are an inclusive league that welcomes all players regardless of their gender, age or race. Some of our match officials are female, certified by the Namibian Football Association (NFA),” he said.

Initiated in January in Otjomuise this year, the league is a community association that aims to enrich the standard of soccer for people mainly residing in the informal settlement and the surrounding areas.

“The league seeks to promote football development for teams and individuals and to provide an opportunity for talent identification, designed at producing excellent football players, coupled with personal development, healthy lifestyle and change of behaviour through life skills advocacy, such as educating the players about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse,” Shipandeni said. With a few games left until the end of the season in September, the Otjomuise Soccer League continued at the Augustineum Secondary School soccer fields in Khomasdal on Saturday.

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