THE youths of Oshakati West will be hosting their first ever soccer tournament on Saturday under an anti-violence theme “Stop Gender Based Violence Soccer Tournament Cup” at the Uukwiyuwongwe Sport Field.
So far, a total 10 teams have been registered for the tournament, including two women’s teams.
The tournament, which is aimed at shining a spotlight on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), is also to show solidarity with youth protestors across the country who have been demonstrating against violence committed especially against women and children.
The organisers of the tournament hope that the event will motivate the youth of Oshakati West to join in the fight against SGBV.
Jacob Kambonde, one of the organisers, said the tournament is open for all people as its focus is to mobilise the youth and encourage them to stop raping and killing women and children in the country.
“The tournament is open to both women and men from the Oshakati West constituency,” he said.
He added that the winners of the tournament for both genders will walk away with the N$1,500 in cash, a trophy and 16 gold medals, while the top goal scorer on both sides will get a trophy.
Kambonde indicated that the tournament will be held annually, with each year placing a focus on a social-ill in their community.