Rhino, Kantema, Outjo Academy and Champions advance in Debmarine Namibia Cup
Rhino FC, Kantema Bullets, Eleven Champions FC and Outjo Football Academy have booked their places in next round of the Debmarine Namibia Cup having won the regional playoffs in Kavango West, Kavango East, Khomas regions this past weekend.
At the Nkurenkuru Stadium in Kavango West, 30 goals were scored in 11 games as Rhino FC were crowned regional champions as they bested Chief Sitentu FC 2-1 in the final game on Sunday afternoon. On their way to the final, which was graced by the regional governor Sirrka Uusiku, Rhino beat Mayenzere FC 3-0, were 4-1 winners over Monako and beat MK United 3-2 in the semifinals.
At the Rundu Sports Stadium in Rundu, Kanetema Bullets were 4-0 winners over Young Elephant to be crowned regional champions. 39 goals were scored in 11 games and Bullets were 4-1 inners in the first match against Uvhungu Uvhungu and then beat Young Chiefs 4-0 in the semifinals.
At the DAPP Soccer Stadium at Outapi, Omusati region, Young Braves, Future FC, Ogongo FC and Blue Birds reached the Omusati region Debmarine Namibia Cup semifinals which will be played on Saturday, 18 February with the final set for Sunday. The initial venue, at Tsandi was washed out by the heavy rains in the area. Future beat Onambula Young Generation 1-0, Birds won 2-1 against Fresh United; Braves beat Okalongo United 2-0 and Ogongo FC advanced 3-2 on penalties after a two-all draw against Omusati NAMPOL.
At the Sam Nujoma Stadium, the Khomas Debmarine Namibia Cup saw 37 goals scored over 15 games played as Eleven Champions were crowned champions courtesy of a 2-1 win over Impala Chiefs. Champions FC beat Namib Eagles 5-2 in their first round and the went on to beat Golden Rivers 1-0 in the quarterfinals before finally beating thrashing Africa Rasaps 6-3 in the semifinals.
The Kunene regional playoff were contested at Outjo Sports Satdium and Outjo Footvall Academy beat Okaukuejo’s Young Eagles 3-1 to reach the next stage of the competition.
Karas, Erongo, Oshana, Oshikoto, Zambezi, Omaheke, Otjozondjupa, together with the three first divisions will be contested and or finalized this coming weekend.
At the elimination round, winners each champion will walk away with N$ 20 000, while the losing finalist with be N$ 10 000 and the losing each losing semifinals with receive N$ 5 000 for their part in the football extravaganza. Two regional champs will then be drawn to face each other in the elimination match which will see one regional winner ousted from the competition.