Khomas, Kunene sent packing

CLOSE SHAVE … Action during a preliminary match between Oshana and Kunene on Friday. Kunene lost out on the chance to qualify for the knockout stages. Photo: Mercy Karuuombe

The Nedbank Namibian Newspaper Cup has produced some surprising exits, with pre-tournament favourites Khomas among the regions which have waved the tournament goodbye.

Khomas has failed to advance to the next round of the tournament after failing to collect maximum points in both its encounters on Friday.

The region played to a 1-1 stalemate against Oshikoto in its opening game, and also drew its second game against Hardap later in the day.

The Khomas run was brought to an end on Saturday morning as group leaders Oshikoto and second-placed Hardap played to a stalemate, which ruined Khomas’ chances of qualifying.

By virtue of Oshikoto’s qualification, Hardap and Zambezi joins Khomas on the curb and will play for formalities in their remaining matches.

In group B, the Kavango teams’ chances of progressing are hanging by a thread.

The group is set to be decided, depending on how the match between Oshana and Kavango East ends.

Kunene, which is also in this group, however, has no chance of qualifying for the knockout stages after only managing one point from two first matches.

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