Warriors to clash with Ghana

11 October 2018 | Sports


The Brave Warriors will clash with Ghana in the fifth edition of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup on 24 November at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

During the launch of the cup yesterday, Ian Stevenson from Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) delivered an address on behalf of the brewer’s managing director Wessie van der Westhuizen.

“Apart from NBL’s passion for sport and its commitment in contributing to uplifting sports in the country, we are also passionate about the O&L Group’s purpose of ‘creating a future and enhancing life’.

“This is evident by the strong presence of NBL brands in local communities, in activities and programmes that aim to uplift the lives of our communities.

“Supporting local sports is also our way of bringing this purpose to life in the lives of our great sportsmen and women,” Stevenson said.

MTC executive Tim Ekandjo said its sponsorship is a testimony to how passionate they are about sport, in particular soccer, as the number one sport in the country.

“Through this ongoing commitment, MTC reaffirms its support to our people and our resolve to continue supporting soccer.

“We are proud to partner with the cup, because of the association it has with this great leader, who is not only a man of stature, but whose love and passion for soccer and the country as a whole is no secret to this nation,” said Ekandjo.

He said MTC has its roots entrenched deeply in the sporting sector, as sport is a catalyst for development and can bring forth many advantages and opportunities in an otherwise neglected and less cared for sector of society - namely the youth.

Before stepping off the podium, Ekandjo jokingly told the Ghana High Commissioner, Elizabeth Forgor, that the Warriors are ready to pick a bone with her country.

Forgor said football allows countries to build cohesion and also gather’s communities together in a friendly, caring and cheerful manner and spirit.

“It also serves as a source of creating jobs for communities and is a great source of revenue generation.” She implored fans to fill the stadium and cheer for their favourite team.

The Brave Warriors beat Zimbabwe 3-1 in last year’s edition at a packed to the rafter’s stadium and want to emulate that win.

According Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary-general, Barry Rukoro, the match will also give the players much-needed game time.

The gates will open at 11:00, with a curtain-raiser between the under-20 and u-23 national men’s sides starting at 13:30.

The Warriors match will start at 16:00.

King Tee Dee, Tate Buti, Gazza, Tekla, Exit and Female Donkey will perform at this year’s event.

Tickets will sell for N$30 at Computicket and NFA’s Soccer House and free T-shirts will be handed out to the first 5 000 spectators.

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