2017 Dr. Geingob Cup launched

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The Brave Warriors are implored to win the 2017 edition of the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup as they face Zimbabwe in a FIFA International Friendly on 11 November at the majestic Sam Nujoma Stadium in celebration of the country’s President’s legacy.

During the launch event of the fourth edition of the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup on Wednesday at the Namibia Breweries headquarters, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sport and national Services Agnes Tjongarero called on Coach Ricardo Mannetti and his charges to put up good fight and ensure that at the fourth time of asking the cup remains at hope.

“ We cannot to allow the cup to leave the country like for the last three years and I tell you to inform your players that we must the cup at home and we must show the world we can win as well” Tjongarero said to Mannetti, the latter holding the trophy aloft and in agreement.

NFA President Frans Mbidi in his address confirmed that the 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup will be played on Saturday, 11 November, 16h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

“The 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup have added significance in the sense that it will be used to accord our national team, the Brave Warriors who are African Nations Championship finals bound, an opportunity to struff their stuff and thoroughly prepare for the tournament in January in a country still to be determined by the Confederation of African Football.

The 2017 spectacle of this prestigious competition, will see our Brave Warriors face the Warriors of Zimbabwe in an international friendly on exactly a month from now, 11 November in Windhoek, an encounter which will be a category A FIFA friendly game” Mbidi said.

Samanthe Heyns, Tafel Lager Brand Manager said “ This year we are very excited about the fact that the format has changed to now become an officially recognized FIFA international, which provides our national team, the Tafel Lager Brave
Warriors with an extra opportunity to prepare for the all-important road to Kenya 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.”

Daisry Mathias, Dr. Geingob’s Adviser on Youth Matters and Enterprise Development, represented the President and officially launched the 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup. Other sponsors, apart from Tafel Lager/ NBL and MTC include Air Namibia and Huawei.

The cost of tickets bought beforehand are N$20 each from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay’s country wide, while limited tickets would be sold at the gates for N$ 40.00. The first 1000 people through the gate will receive a promotional hat or t-shirt and top local musicians will entertain the crowd before the match as well as during half time and after the match.

Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa have won the first three editions of the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup and have kept the trophy and a new trophy and the detailed programme for November 11 will be unveiled in two weeks’ time, the organisers said.