Athletic

Julinho FC win Top Score Seven-A-Side tourney at Rundu

Julinho Football Club (FC) in Rundu won the inaugural edition of the Top Score Seven-A-Side tournament at the Rundu Sports Stadium here on Sunday.

A total of 21 teams took part in the tournament that started on Thursday and ended on Sunday.

Julinho FC received N.dollars 8 000 for first place followed by Cuca Tops who received N.dollars 5 000.

Team Tik Tok came in third place and received N.dollars 3 000.

Coach of Julinho, Nelson Luis said he had a good team that worked really well together.

“My boys’ fitness was good which is why we played so well,” he said.

Luis said the team will use the N.dollars 8 000 to buy equipment it does not have for training as well as boots which the players normally are required to buy themselves.

Junior Brand Manager for Top Score, Rauna Hamakali told Nampa the Top Score Seven-A-Side tournament is the biggest and most popular social football tournament in Namibia and had been running for 20 years now.

She said in the past, only corporate and business teams used to take part and that Top Score decided to involve the community for the first edition tournament at Rundu.

“If we only limit the participation to companies then our brand does not speak to its values, we bring people and communities together and this is why even family members can also come and make a team,” Hamakali said.

The tournament was aimed at encouraging the community in and around Rundu to use this event to build strong community ties and unity, she further explained.

Source: Namibia Press Agency