The Fortis Football Academy hosted a 7-a-side tourney recently at the DTS sports grounds in Olympia, which attracted young men and women from all over the city.
Even the hot and sunny conditions, without a cloud in the sky, did not keep them away from taking the opportuntity to play in a tournament with a difference – they were playing for Jesus, to honour what He means in their lives.
The tourney saw the following teams participate: Fortis Football Academy (two teams); Legends from Emmanuel Church; Khomasdal Baptist Church Youth; PowerHouse Family Fellowship (two teams); His People; Chipolopolo F.C./Campus Crusade for Christ; Khomas Community Church (KCC); KOI; and Spartans F.C.
The hosts, Fortis Football Academy, also entered two teams named Real Fortis and Fortis United. And with the Baptist Church and PowerHouse entering two teams, the total number of teams was 12.
The 12 teams were divided into two groups of six teams each. Each team in their group played one another and then the two top seeded teams went into a semi-final and then a final.
The two semi-finals were contested by KOI and His People, and Fortis United and the Khomasdal Baptist Church Youth, respectively.
His People and Fortis United progressed to the final. It was a tense affair that ended goalless, and it came down to a penalty shootout which His People won.
Team Player of the Tournament: Sekeli Thosi of Chipolopolo F.C.
Player of the Tournament: Tulonga Tutu Hashoongo of KOI
Top Goalscorer: Hafeni Shiinda of His People
Runners-Up: Fortis United
Team of the Tournament (Talent Award): His People
Playing for Jesus Trophy (Character Award): KCC