Windhoek — The two most successful teams in the recently held Samora Machel Informal Settlements League received their medals and trophies from league sponsor, Bokomo Namibia last week.
Marketing Manager Natasja Pieterse handed over medals and trophies to the officials of the winner and runner-up teams, Havana City and E. Champion. City finished first with 61 points in the 16-team league while Champion grabbed 2nd place with Ondobe Eleven adrift in 3rd spot.
Through its Pasta Perfecto brand, Bokomo sponsored the Samora Machel Informal Settlements Football League, which caters for the residents of Okuryangava, Havana, Hakahana, Okahandja Park, Agste Laan, Greenwell Matongo, Golgota and Wanaheda.
"We are committed to growing the Samora Machel Informal Settlements Soccer League into a formidable league. Bokomo Namibia pledges to ensure that all the referees, coaches and administrators will receive introductory training from the NFA. The plan, in the long run, is to make the Informal Settlements League an associate league of the NFA and to thus ensure everyone benefits from training opportunities while at the same time exposing players to the selectors of the various national teams," added Pieterse.
Since coming on board three months ago, Bokomo Namibia has provided equipment such as balls and T-shirts to all the players and teams and has also donated food hampers of Bokomo products including Pasta Perfecto for players to take home.
At the handing-over ceremony, Pieterse said Bokomo also wished to support players and extended families with occasional Bokomo food hampers to ensure that more Namibians benefit from the support by Bokomo Namibia.
"Each team competing in the popular Samora Machel Informal Settlements Soccer League will receive a set of playing gear from Bokomo Namibia before the beginning of the season next year, while food hampers will become the order the day every once in a while."