Questions loom as two sporting disciplines mysteriously share prize winnings at tournament

Nadia Isak

Okahandja, APRIL 8 – The most recent Kambekura Sports Association held in Okahandja at Nau-aib stadium, where seven netball teams and nine soccer teams participated was marred by controversy after a source alleged that prize monies for the two disciplines – supposedly N$15 000 shared by the winners – dropped to N$6 000, which was SHARED by winners of the netball and soccer champions and runners-up.

A source from one of the winning teams told this reporter that “only a N$6000 was left for the soccer and netball winners and the soccer runners up. They ended up sharing the N$6000 amongst themselves; Eleven soccer team (Winners), Red City soccer team (runners-up) and Red City netball team.”

The source said she was disappointed in the management, adding that attendance and participation numbers for the tournament had dropped drastically.

When contacted about the whereabouts of the money, the President Raymond Kapuuo said: ” The treasurer of the association is yet to confirm as to where the money went or on what it was spent on.”

Eleven soccer team

Kapuuo added: “We received sponsorship from Mr. Richard Katjaimo and his wife through their company known as R.K Transport CC, who sponsored two trophies and two balls. We also received balls from Mr Eben Kauapirura,” adding that he would like to give special thanks to Yarukeekuro Ndorokaze, Kazembire Zemburuka,Tjipinge Uaatjo, Issaskar Tjikundi,Tuvii Tjohonge, Turii Uritura, Tekla Humavindu, Meriam Kaitjirokere and Whity Tjirera.

A 6-5 scoreline saw Eleven claim the soccer side of the tournament, while Red City’s netball team beat Boffing in the netball final.

Red City netball team

The Soccer teams semi finals that took place on Sunday were competed by Eleven against Otjongombe, which ended 1-0 in favour of Eleven, while Redcity defeated Okatjiva by a score of 4-1. The netball semi finals were between Ondamekondo against Redcity which went in favour of Redcity, while Boffing beat Everton.

The initial prizes included two trophies and a global amount of N$15 000.00 of which prize allocations was N$ 1250.00 for the two teams that lost at the semi finals and N$2 500.00 for the team that lost the finals and N$5 000.00 for the winner of the tournament for soccer and netball respectively. The netball teams that lost at the Semi finals were to receive an amount of N$625.00 each, while the team that lost at the finals received an amount of N$1250.00 while the winners received an amount of N$2500.00.