WINDHOEK, 27 JUN – The Namibia Rural Sports Development Federation (NRSDF) has set aside N.dollars 35 000 to host the All-Stars tournament at the Khomasdal Stadium and Katutura Youth Complex in Windhoek on Saturday.
Formed in 2000, the NRSDF is responsible for development of sports in rural areas and in different constituencies countrywide.
Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, NRSDF Public Relations Officer, Ngatuuane Hange said the tournament is aimed at showcasing future stars to the football and netball clubs and national teams.
“This is even the feeder to the Namibia Premier League as many current players in the Namibian elite league come from rural areas,” Hange said.
He also said scouts from different premier league clubs are always present at these tournaments, searching for players.
The N.dollars 35 000 will be disbursed between the netball and football categories, with the netball category being allocated N.dollars 12 000 and football, N.dollars 23 000.
The netball winner will take home N.dollars 6 000, a trophy and 20 gold medals while the runners-up will receive N.dollars 3 000 and 20 silver medals.
Each semi-final loser will take home N.dollars 3 000.
In the football category, the winning team will pocket N.dollars 11 000, a trophy and 20 gold medals. The runners-up will get N.dollars 6 000 with 20 silver medals.
In last year’s tournament, Otjombinde defeated Epukiro in the football category, while the team from Epukiro overcame their Otjinene counterparts in netball.