OPUWO: Otjikondavirongo Primary School retains the netball trophy of the Namlife –Kameru Eco Primary School sport tournament that ended on Sunday here. The Otjikondavirongo Primary School defended its championship successfully after defeating Kameru Eco Primary School by 13 -9 goals during their final game.
It is the second time in the raw that the Otjikondavirongo Primary School is wining the Namlife-Kameru Eco Primary School Tournament Netball category. As first prize the Otjikondavirongo Primary School received gold medals, N.dollars 1800 besides the floating trophy.
The school that is about 210 kilometers west of Opuwo won the Netball trophy in 2011. Kameru Eco Primary School walked away with the second prize that includes the silver medals and cash prize of N.dollars 1200.
In the third place was the Ruiter Primary School that is situated about 50 kilometres north of Opuwo. The Ruiter was rewarded bronze medals and cash prize to the amount of N.dollars 1000. According to the Netball Coach of Kameru Eco Primary School, Gabriel Katjiri the Otjikondavirongo Primary School Netball club is just the best and they have been playing as a team for more than five year compared to Kameru that only have learners for about three years together.
Katjiri added that in last years’ tournament they were also beaten in the finals by Otjikondavirongo.
Nine schools participated in the Netball category.
(edited)OPUWO; Otjikondavirongo Primary School retained their netball trophy after the three-day Namlife-Kameru Eco Primary Schools sports tournament that ended here on Sunday. The Otjikondavirongo girls defeated their Kameru Eco counterparts by 13 goals to nine in the final.
It is the second time in a row that the Otjikondavirongo Primary School wins the trophy.
As part of the first prize, they also received gold medals and N.dollars 1 800 cash. Kameru Eco Primary School walked away with silver medals and a cash prize of N.dollars 1 200. In third place was the Ruiter Primary School, and it was rewarded with bronze medals and a cash prize of N.dollars 1 000.
According to the netball coach at Kameru, Gabriel Katjiri, the Otjikondavirongo girls ‘are just the best’ as they have been playing as a team for more than five years, compared to Kameru, whose players have only been together for about three years.
Katjiri said they were also beaten by Otjikondavirongo in the finals last year. Nine schools participated in the netball competition. On the soccer side of things, 12 teams participated. Organisers were forced to postpone the remaining games to Friday (27 July) as not all games could be accommodated over the weekend.
Both soccer semi-finals were postponed to Friday (27 July 2012) and will take place in Opuwo. After the semi-finals, the two losing teams will have to compete for the third place before the final games.
The four soccer teams that have gone through to the semi-finals are Warm Quelle Primary School, who will be competing against Kameru Eco Primary School; and Ehomba Combined School, who will be competing against Orotjitombo Primary School.