2017 Women Super Cup launched

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Various individuals contributed to the formation of Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women Super Cup which was launched on Tuesday at Football House and will be played from 25 November to 02 December.

Tournament Director Jacqui Shipanga explains that the initiative to have the Super Cup came up recently to engage the ladies and scout for talent for the Brave Gladiators ahead of the March 2018 kickoff of the 2018 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Namibia due to face Zimbabwe, and they are surprised by the interest from individuals.

“We thought of N$ 10,000 for the winners and in about two weeks we have about N$ 60 000 to organize this cup and just from individuals that care about women football. Special thanks to our President for leading the way and we hope it will become an annual event and we can grow this cup”, Shipanga states.

NFA President Frans Mbidi led the way with N$ 30 000 of which N$ 5000 goes to the Oshana Queens’s preparations. Shipanga forked out N$ 10, 000, while the NFA coffers too offered N$ 10, 000 while Facebook Group Thru Pass gave N$ 1600 which translates to N$ 100 for every lady of the match in addition to the Telecom Namibia Mobile’ 16 cellphones.

Lownan “Wamboe Seun” Nangombe also pledged N$1000 for Player of the Tournament and Secretary General of NFA Barry Rukoro pledged N$1000 for Goalkeeper of the Tournament. Immanuel Hamutenya from Rightway football club pledged N$1000 for Young player of the Tournament, to be awarded to a player-20 years or younger and a further N$ 5000 has also been pledged by the Namibia Players’ Union while German development agent GiZ provides the football equipment for the clubs losing clubs.

The Women Super Cup will see eight clubs from around Namibia battle it out to walk away with a N$10 000, with the second runner up walking away with N$5 000, N$3 000 for the third runner ups, N$2 000 for fourth place and football equipments such as cones, bibs and balls for the clubs that lost at the group stage.

The Cup will come alive on Saturday at the NFA Technical Centre up to the third and fourth place match with the final to be held Gobabis, as a curtain-raiser to the Debmarine Namibia Cup final at the Legare stadium on Saturday, 02 December.

Group A consist of Tura Magic Ladies FC, V Power FC, Mighty Erongo FC and Oshana Queens FC. Pool B is made up of Khomas Nampol FC, Galz and Goals FC, Right Way FC and Western Angels FC. The top two teams in the group will proceed to the semifinals.