Free entrance for Cosafa Castle Cup Plate semifinals
The Cosafa Castle Cup Plate semifinal slated for Tuesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium will have free admission for the football lovers as the NFA appreciates the support showed to the Brave Warriors on Saturday night.
The Brave Warriors lost 5-4 on penalties to Botswana after playing to one-all draw in 90 minutes and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) as the hosting Association of the competition has decided to make entrance to the stadium free for the Plate Semifinal starting off at 17h00 between Zambia and Lesotho to be followed by the Warriors vs. Mozambique at 19h30 at the Sam Nujoma.
“We really feel we need to appreciate the love and support the team received on Saturday and this is our way of thanking all those that braved the weather and the result”, Secretary General Barry Rukoro says.
The NFA has however advised that football fans should got to football house to get the ticket as they will be required to display them as prove for entrance.
Meanwhile, the Brave Warriors were part of the COSAFA Corporate Social Responsibility campaign that visited various school s in Windhoek and they were well received at Dr. Hage Geingob High School on Monday morning.
From the principal to the learners, all showed the team so much love and reminded them to remain grounded and know they are not alone in the misery.
Peter Shalulile Deon Hotto, Ronald Ketjijere, Wangu Gome and co as well as coach Ricardo Mannetti and his coaching entourage were hugged and pulled with love as they signed autographs, balls, t-shirts arms and books from the apperceive crowd at the School.
For Tuesday’ game the learners screamed “WIN, WIN, WIN, Win, WIN, WIN” in support and belief in the team ahead of the Plate semifinal clash against Mozambique on Tuesday night.
The eight national teams competing in the knockout stages of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup each visited a Windhoek school as part of the competition’s commitment to assist football development in Namibia.
COSAFA president Mr Suketu Patel hosted a small presentation at each school, while the players from the teams will participate in a series of mini coaching clinics for the learners.
The captains of the sides said a few words about leadership and each school will be presented with a set of 15 full kits from Umbro, as well as shin pads and a match ball.
Members of the COSAFA executive accompanied the teams, along with match officials, who engaged with the learners on the importance of Fair Play.
The 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup Brand Ambassadors also be on hand to offer their insights and experience to the learners.
The following schools were visited:
Shipena High School (Botswana)
Centaurus High School (South Africa)
Concordia College (Lesotho)
Goreangab High School (Mozambique)
Hage Geingob High School (Namibia)
Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School (DR Congo)
Otjomuise Project School (Swaziland)
Rocky Crest High School (Zambia)