NFA announces the DebMarine Namibia Cup
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and DebMarine Namibia on Wednesday signed a three-year sponsorship deal that will see the return of Namibia flagship competition, the NFA Cup, in form of the DebMarine Namibia Cup.
The two parties announced and signed the agreement worth over N$ 14 million for three years at Safari Hotel in Windhoek today, marking the richest cup competition in domestic football.
CEO of DebMarine Namibia Otto Shikongo said his company’s job is to turn diamond dfe4ams into reality and their sport support to the most accessible sport in the country, football was clear illustration of turning dreams into reality.
“We have committed a targeted sponsorship amount of N$ 14.1 million over a three-year period 2017 to 2019.. this the pledge of our commitment to the NFA. I can assure that this sponsorship will not only benefit the winners, but will spread wider”.
Shikongo added that DebMarine Namibia’s agreement with the NFA is an illustration of efforts they are making to be response to challenges facing the Namibian people
NFA President Frans Mbidi was an excited man: “Our football has been and continues to be hit hard by lack of financial resources and as football leaders we have vowed to continue fighting in the best interest of those we represent and today, we are all fully excited about the next route we are embarking upon with DebMarine Namibia for the next three years”, Mbidi said.
Mbidi added that the DebMarine Namibia Cup, is the only platform that sees all association football clubs coming together and committed his association to the course.
“I guarantee a high level of organizational ability from the NFA in this competition to ensure that we together enjoy a successful and monumental three years of exciting football”, said Mbidi.
The 2016 edition of the DebMarine Namibia Cup will start in February with the elimination rounds in the first and second divisions, before the last-32 teams (including the NPL clubs) battle it out for further progression.
NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro explained that each club from the round of 32 will receive N$ 18 000 all the way to the final for preparations while the overall winners will walk away with N$ 500 000.