Political campaigns prohibited

The time has arrived for Namibia and Zambia to square off in a prestigious cup tie.

08 November 2019 | Sports

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The 2019 Dr Hage Geingob Cup organisers are warning football fans against using tomorrow’s event at the Sam Nujoma Stadium for political campaigning.

They say anyone displaying political party colours or messages will be denied access to the venue.

Namibia and Zambia will renew their football rivalry at 15:00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium when they contest the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.

Before the match, two exhibition matches will take place at 11:00 and at 13:00, involving youngsters and legends respectively.

With Namibians going to the polls for presidential and National Assembly elections on 27 November 2019, there are fears that some will use the Dr Hage Geingob Cup as an opportunity to campaign.

The CAF regulations and code of conduct prohibit political banners or other materials.

The Dr Hage Geingob Cup organisers have called for strict enforcement of the prohibited items as listed by CAF, which are: any item that could be used as a weapon; cause damage or injury; illegal substances; items of a discriminatory and ideological nature; any items that could distract players/ officials such as noise from powered speakers; promotional or commercial materials, political and religious banners; any item that could restrict the view of other spectators; and items that increase the risk of fire or are harmful to health such as fireworks, smoke bombs and lasers.

“We call for political tolerance and maturity from our football-loving people coming through on Saturday. Let’s have a great day filled with fun and celebrate our flagship team, the Brave Warriors, the youngsters, artists and the legends as they entertain us after a very long year,” the organisers said.

The gates will open at 10:00 tomorrow. The Clash of the Legends between the MTC Legends and NBL Legends will start at 13:00, preceded by the Under-17 Youth League Challenge between Swallows FC and Windhoek City FC at 11:00.

There will also be live performances by Sunny Boy, Top Cheri, T-Boss & Staika and Rizeana.

Tickets cost N$20 and are available from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay supermarkets and at Football House in Katutura. Spectators will be charged N$50 at the gate.

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