The second edition of the Skorpion Zinc U/17 Cup is scheduled to be launched on 25 March, with the actual competition taking place at the Sam Nujoma stadium from 2-5 May in Windhoek.
The Khomas Region are the defending champions of the Skorpion Zinc U/17 Cup, after becoming victorious at the first edition by beating Erongo 2-1 in the final at Keetmanshoop last year, where Dino Roman Engelbrecht and Jandjamuje Maharero scored for Khomas and Amaru van Neel finding the net for Erongo.
Oshikoto region finished third by overcoming Oshana Region 2-1. Otjozondjupa Region won the Fair Play Award, the Moment of Brilliance Award went to Pandeni Kandjabanga of Oshana Region.
Oshikoto striker Josef Utoni scored 11 goals in six games to win the Golden Shoe Award, while Khomas’ Jandjamuje Maharero was voted the Player of the Tournament and he finished joint second the top goal scorer on eight goals together with Otjozondjupa Hezeeko Katjiukua.
Khomas goalkeeper Benni Ochurub was voted Goalkeeper of the Tournament.
The first edition of this Skorpion Zinc Under-17 Cup saw the successful implementation of the El-Tracking system by which all necessary national identify documents were submitted to the Organising Committee for verification meant to eradicate age-cheating.
Last March, the NFA and mining giant Skorpion Zinc announced a sponsorship deal worth N$1.3 million for a period of three years.