22 November 2012

Namibia: City Takes Bush League Under Wings

Windhoek — What initially started as a pastime for bored young men in the informal settlements of Samora Machel, Babylon, Havana and Golgota has now turned into a dream come true for many aspiring footballers.

The City of Windhoek has come to the rescue of what was formerly known or referred to as the Bush League, and has decided to take the league under its wings.

Yesterday witnessed the launch of the City of Windhoek Informal Settlement Soccer Tournament to be staged at the Coca Cola field near Havana, this weekend. Otjomuise and Babylon will also host some of the matches.

The tournament will be the first of its kind ever under the wings of any local authority, and is part of the city's drive to develop more recreational facilities and opportunities for residents in its more economically depressed precincts.

Meanwhile, the city also plans to host the first ever Inter-Municipal Informal Settlements Soccer Tournament next year.

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