Five Regions wants to host 2019 and 2020 Newspaper Cup

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Karas Region are among the five regions that have expressed desire to host the 2019 and 2020 The Namibian Newspaper Cup supported by Nedbank Namibia, the Namibia Football Association (NFA) reveals.

The NFA states that by the deadline of 29 June 2018, it received from the Oshana, Hardap and Karas Regions expressions of interests for hosting of the 2019 Edition, and Kavango East, Omaheke and Karas Regions expressions of interest for the hosting of the 2020 Edition.

The five regions now have submit their definitive bids including the host agreements with the towns and local and regional governments by 13 July 2018.

The bidding Member Associations will then have to make a presentation to the Organizing Committee on 25 July 2018 after which a decision will be taken to award the host of the 2019 and the 2020 The Namibian Newspaper Cup editions.

As part of the criteria to hosting the Namibia newspaper Cup supported by Nedbank Namibia, the host town must have a stadium with an artificial or natural grass; have a minimum capacity for 2000 people and suitable lighting for night games as well as a PA system.

Bidding towns are also informed that the NFA and the Namibia newspaper and Nedbank Namibia retain the commercial rights to the competition and there should be acceptable accommodation for a delegation from each region as well for match officials, NFA, Namibian Newspaper and Nedbank Namibia officials. Medical standby for the duration of the tournament, catering and security are also amongst the conditions for hosting the Namibia newspaper Cup supported by Nedbank Namibia.