N$92 000 up for grabs at Oshakati Mayoral Cup 

Oshakati mayor Leonard Hango. File photo

The much-anticipated Oshakati Mayoral Cup is gearing up for its fourth edition in May.

With a substantial prize pool of N$92 000 on offer, the stakes of this edition are higher than ever before.

Organised by the Oshakati Town Council, the tournament promises to showcase the best of local talent, while fostering community spirit, unity and youth exhibition.

Speaking to The Namibian yesterday, Oshakati mayor Leonard Hango said the tournament will be an unforgettable sporting spectacle at Oshakati.

“The tournament is scheduled to take place between 9 and 12 May at Oshakati’s Independence Stadium.

“This is an open tournament for all teams across the country and is not limited to those in the northern regions,” Hango said.

He said the tournament would include youth soccer, legend soccer, netball and women’s soccer.

The prize for the winner in the youth soccer category is N$22 000, a trophy, and 18 gold medals, while the winner for the legend soccer category will walk away with a cash prize of N$9 000, a trophy, and 18 gold medals.

For women’s soccer, the champions will scoop N$4 000, a trophy, and 18 gold medals, while netball winners will walk away with a cash prize of N$4 000, a trophy, and 12 gold medals.

“Everyone is welcome to take part in this tournament. We have decided to raise the tournament’s winning prize this year to make sure we give back to the community and our residents for the services they pay for,” Hango said.

He said the tournament is also an initiative to take young people out of their zones to participate in sporting activities, exhibit their products and make a living.

“It’s not only a sport event, but an opportunity for our local entrepreneurs to sell their procuts. We had a good turnout of people who had stalls last year, and they have made good money. This year we want our youth to make use of this chance again and do business,” Hango said.


Hango said the town hopes for a successful and crime-free tournament.

“We will work closely with our regional police to ensure there is proper security during the tournament,” he said.

Last year, northern-based Eeshoke Chula Chula Football Club were crowned champions of the Oshakati Mayoral Cup after defeating Tsandi Village Council by 2-0 and walking away with a trophy, 18 gold medals, and a cash prize of N$15 000.

The tournament was attended by a large number of teams from the various northern regions, battling it out for top honours.

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