OKAKARARA: The Okakarara Social League on Thursday received a donation of N.dollars 100 000 from local businessman, Lee Shivoro.
Shivoro, the owner of Lee Entertainment Company in Okakarara, handed over the money to the management of the Okakarara Social League on Thursday.
The social league football games are played here over weekends at the Okakarara Sports Stadium.
Okakarara is situated 90 kilometres south-east of Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region.
Shivoro said his company noted some challenges in Okakarara, ranging from the high failure rate of learners, unemployment, crime, and alcohol abuse by the youth.
“Therefore, our community needs our assistance, and we at Lee Entertainment decided to sponsor this social league from the little revenue we generate,” said Shivoro.
He said the sponsorship was meant to see to it that sports pull the Okakarara youth from the streets, in an effort to minimize the rate of crime in the town.
Okakarara Social League Chairman, Simataa Simataa said in an interview with Nampa on Thursday that it is the first time that Okakarara holds a social league.
The league started in March this year, and will end in October 2012.
The winner will take home N.dollars 10 000, the runner-up N.dollars 8 000 and third-place winners N.dollars 5 000.
Simataa also thanked Shivoro for the donation.
He said football clubs like Touch and Go, Waterberg, Omupanda, Gustav, and the Namibian Police (NamPol) have performed well so far, and are rated as the top five teams.