Stars and UNAM urged to attract crowds for Debmarine Cup final

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The exciting 2018 Debmarine Namibia Cup finalists African Stars and UNAM has been implored to do more to attract hordes of people to the Sam Nujoma stadium for the final match on Saturday, 16h00, as tickets are still available for N$ 30 each at Football House and at Computicket outlets countrywide.

The second edition of the Debmarine Namibia Cup final will be contested on Saturday, 19 May at the local football hotspot, the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura as African Stars and UNAM goes toe-to-toe for the coveted title and N$ 500 000 prize money for the winners. The runner-ups will receive N$ 250 00.

On Wednesday, Debmarine Namibia invited the finalists to their headquarters in central Windhoek to present them with their playing gear for the final and lay down the marker for the festivities on the day.

At the occasion, Debmarine Namibia Cup Organizing Committee Chairperson Roger Kambatuku urged clubs to join the bandwagon of spreading the love and news about the final on Saturday, emphasizing that it was not the sponsor or the Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s only responsibility.

““We are looking forward to a packed stadium come Saturday because if the sponsors invest so much in football the least we can do as the football community is make sure we come in numbers and support our favorite team. I call on the clubs to play their part, come to the party and attract people the the stadium as well. these two clubs have massive following that that should be demonstrated on Saturday the stadium” Kambatuku said.

He also paid tribute to Debmarine Namibia for their investments in football that paying dividends all over.

“Last year was a very difficult season, the NPL was not active and it was under very difficult circumstances that we preserved and we are very grateful that the sponsors have stayed with us. The competitions has grown this year and as the NFA mandate states, “Bringing football to the people”, we clearly have done that by taking the competition to Tsumeb, the coast and Grootfontein. A few players came through the competition last year and went on to play at CHAN finals in Morocco, so the possibilities are endless with this competition, with this sponsors. ” Kambatuku explained.

The final match of the Debmarine Namibia Cup will kick off at 16h00 and before that an with an exhibition match is scheduled to take place at 1h:00 hours between the Namibia National U/23 team and the Tertiary Institutes Sports Association of Namibia (TISAN) team. The crowd will be entertained by the Female and Male artist of the 2018 NAMA awards, Sally Boss Madam and Kalux and gates will open at 12h00.