The 2019 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup organizers are advising football lovers against using the event on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Satdium into a political campaigns jostling and have warned that anyone with political party colors or messages will be denied access to the venue.
Namibia and Zambia will renew their football rivalry on Saturday, 15h00 at the Sam Nujoma Satdium when they contest the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup and prior to that two exhibition matches will take place at 11h00 and at 13h00, involving youngsters and legends respectively.
And with Namibians going to the polls for Presidential and National Assembly elections on 27 November 2019, the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup is not to be used for any political campaigns as football brings all Namibians together irrespective of political denomination.
The event, abiding to the CAF Safety and Security Regulations conforms to and Annexure B: Recommended Content of the stadium code of conduct, lists promotional of political banners or other materials as prohibited.
The Dr. Hage Geingob Cup Organizers calls on strict adherence and enforcement of the prohibited items as listed by CAF which are ; (a) any item that could be sued as a weapon; cause damage or injury; (b) illegal substances; (c) Items of a discriminatory and Ideological nature; (d) any items that could distract players/ officials such as noise from powered speakers; (g) promotional or commercial materials, political and religious banners; (j) any item that could restrict the view of other spectators and (k) items that increase the risks of fire or are harmful to health such fireworks, smoke bombs and lasers etc.
““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”, “states the NFA and the Organizing Committee of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.
Gates will open at 10H00 and the spectators can expect to witness the Clash of the Legends when former Football legends battle it out on the pitch at 13h00, MTC Legends vs NBL Legends as well as the U/17 Youth League Challenge between Swallows FC vs Windhoek City FC at 11h00.
There will also be live performances by Sunny Boy, Top Cheri, T-Boss & Staika and Rizeana.
The cost of tickets bought beforehand are N$20 each from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay’s country wide and at Football House in Katutura and spectators will be charged N$ 50.00 at the gate.