ONGWEDIVA – The annual Otb Sport Best of Schools (BOS) multi-sport tournament proved a huge success in the north recently.
The event, which was hosted at Ongwediva, attracted more than one thousand learners from the Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto regions, who did battle in the football, basketball and netball disciplines.
The football section produced adrenaline-pumping action with no single team dominating their respective opponents.
In the final game, the tie had to go to extra time, which saw Gabriel Taapopi clinching top spot to walk away with the trophy and medals, including a Wassa soccer kit and Wassa soccer balls sponsored by Otb Sport as well as N$2 000 in Otb Sport vouchers.
Taapopi also grabbed the 1st prize in netball, which included a Wassa netball kit, a trophy, N$1 800 in Otb Sport vouchers and 12 gold medals
The school once again demonstrated its supremacy in sport by claiming three of the six categories.
Taapopi dispatched the mighty Ongha netball team in the quarterfinal and went on to steamroll Ehafo in the final.
The third trophy in Gabriel Taapopi’s cabinet was added by the boys basketball team, which saw off Oshigambo in the final.
In girls basketball, Erundu showed some superior strategy in their play – going all the way to the final to set up a confrontation with Oshigambo.
The game was tightly contested, but Erundu finally proved the better team in the end.
In female soccer action, Charles Anderson beat Gabriel Taapopi 2-1 to take the trophy, Wassa soccer balls and Otb Sport vouchers.
In the volleyball section, it was always going to be a two-horse race with both finalists Ponhofi and Uukule not having lost a single game en route to the final.
Uukule proved too strong on the day and came out tops in a titanic 5-set thriller to retain the trophy for the 3rd time and make it their sole property.
“We closed down our two branches for the day and we all pitched up to assist with the arrangements Together with 25 referees and umpires, we managed to have a fully action-packed two days of sporting festival that went down well without a hitch,” said Penny Shaluulange, Otb Sport manager and chief organizer of the event.
She also applauded the Namibia Schools Sports Union for making sure every needed aspect was in place and for assisting with the overall organization wherever they could.
For full results and photos of the event visit http://www.otbsport.com/ or Otb Sport on Facebook.