Hainyeko wins Build-It Make-over prize

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Tobias Hainyeko Primary School won the overall N$ 20 000 Crown Build-It make-over prize after a greatly successful one-day football extravaganza at the NFA Technical Centre on Saturday.

More than 1000 pupils, teachers and parents converged at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre in Katutura the first phase of the Crown Build-It Schools under-13 seven-aside competition that involved 16 Windhoek primary schools

In the end, Tobias Hainyeko Primary School got the most points form the judges to win the N$ 20 000 make-over prize from Crown Build-It, despite losing 2-1 on the penalties in the final match against Olaf Palme Primary School.

The one-day event started off with the group stages and upon competition of great entertainment of football that beloved each team with four boys and three boys, great background noise from the pupils and parents, Theo Katjimune and Michelle Mclean cane out tops from Group A with seven and six points respectively while Moses van der Byl Primary School and Gammams were atop of Group B.

Group C had Berthold Himumuine and Olaf Palme Primary Schools into the quarterfinals, ahead of Havana and Otjomuise Primary Schools. Tobias Hainyeko and Namibia Primary Schools took top honors from Group D to move into the quarterfinals later in the day.

In the quarterfinals, Himumuine were 3-1 winners over Gammams; Van der Byl 0-2 Palme; Hainyeko 1-0 Mclean and Katjimune 1-0 over Namibia Primary School.
In the semifinals, Palmer came back from goal down to win 2-1 right at the end to spark wild celebrations while their opponent in the final was Hainyeko sneaked through 6-5 on penalties after a goalless draw with Katjimune in a thrilling encounter.

The final match that saw the boys and girls strut their stuff for Crown Build It Schools Under-13 competition and in the end after a goalless draw, Olaf Palme won 2-1 on penalties to take the honors against Hainyeko. But it the latter who had the loudest celebrations as they won the school make-over worth N$ 20 000 from the building hardware giants.

This great initiative is now expected to branch out to every town with Crown Build It outlets countrywide during the course of the year.