THE Fistball National Cup tournament will take place this weekend with the defending champions back in action in the hopes of retaining the league trophy for the second time in a row.
The first set of games of the weekend will kick-off at 08h30 and the finals of each category will commence at 16h30.
Rivals, Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW 1) and Cohen Fist ball Club, will again battle it out for bragging rights come matchday.
Fistball Association of Namibia’s Media Officer, Helmo Minz, said that this tournament will deliver nail-biting performances from both teams who will be participating for top honours.
“It is expected that CFC 1 and SKW 1, who both delivered a nail-biting thriller during the final league match a month ago, will fight it out until the last whistle,” said Minz.
The tournament is made up of two groups – A and B – and will see seven participating teams compete for top honours. CFC 1, SKW 2 and two teams from the Swakopmund Fistball Club, SFC 1 and 2, make up Group A.
Record champions SKW 1, CFC 2 and 3 will face each other in Group B with SKW 1 anticipated to prevail as the group winner.
“This group will witness clashes among the three remaining rivals. CFC 2 probably has the best chance of advancing to the Category A semi-final,” said Minz.
The top two teams after the preliminary round’s semi-finals will contest for the Category A cup, while the third and fourth placed of the two groups will challenge for the Category B cup in the semi-finals.
The National Cup tournament will conclude with an award ceremony, as well as the Fistball League’s individual honours. The tournament’s format is set in a round robin fixture and the matches will be played according to time and not as usual on sets like in the main league.