Warriors to face Zim in Hage Cup

The fourth edition of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup was launched in the capital yesterday.

12 October 2017 | Sports

The annual four-team tournament that was established in 2015 will for the first time see Namibia's Brave Warriors compete against Zimbabwe on 11 November at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in what will be a thrilling encounter.

The match will aid the Warriors in their preparations for their 2018 Chan participation at a venue to be determined.

At yesterday's launch the deputy minister of sport, Agnes Tjongarero, called on Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti and his players to put up a good fight and to ensure that the cup remains at home.

“We cannot allow the cup to leave the country like the last three years. So I tell you to inform your players that we must keep the cup at home so that we show the world we can win as well,” said Tjongarero.

Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa won the first three editions of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.

Samanthe Heyns, Tafel Lager's brand manager, said the tournament's format has changed to become an officially recognised FIFA international tournament. This provides the national team, the Tafel Lager Brave Warriors, with an extra opportunity to prepare for Chan 2018 after successfully progressing through the qualifying stages.

“Obviously Tafel Lager has a double vested interest in this event as the founding sponsor of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup as well as being the title sponsor of the Tafel Lager Brave Warriors,” she said.

Tickets bought in advance will cost N$20 from Web-ticket Namibia and at all Pick n Pay outlets country wide. Tickets bought at the gate will cost N$40.

The first 5 000 people through the gate will receive a promotional hat or T-shirt and top local musicians will entertain the crowd.

–Additional reporting NFA

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