2019 Newspaper Cup launched

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The 2019 The Namibian Newspaper Cup powered by Standard Bank was launched on Thursday night live on NBC TV as Mariental awaits hordes of Namibians during Easter weekend in April.

Standard Bank came on board to support the Namibian Newspaper for the hosting of the next three editions of the youth competition with a value of N$3 Million that will see regions gunning for honors in football and netball disciplines.

Junias Mungunda, CEO of Standard Bank Namibia said sports development should be a collective efforts, not only for the government to foster.

" We are active and strong partner of sports and we commit for three years. It was an easy decision for us to make given that this platform for national cohesion is invaluable."

The Namibian Newspaper editor Tangeni Amupadhi said the newspaper and all partners in the competition are proud to have involved the girl teenager in the Easter weekend fiesta.

" During the Easter weekend youngsters can get distracted but we keep then busy. Money is nothing to of all if us but the results are encouraging".

NFA Normalisation Committee chairperson Hilda Basson-Namundjebo promised a competition to remember.

"At NFA what is key is the output and we are all about mutually beneficial nature of our engagements with others. therefore, we commit to deliver a cup you have not seen before".

Minister of Youth and Sports Erastus Utoni commended the Namibian newspaper for the initiative and hopes the Hardap Region will reap the benefits of hosting the games.

"I'm hoping for  Regional benefits for Hardap as the Namibian Newspaper brings the games closer to the people.  Standard Bank, Coca-Cola and NBC, thank you for your support as well".

The draw was as follows:
Group A: Oshikoto, Karas, Kavango East and Zambezi
Group B: Kavango West, Kunene, Omaheke and Hardap
Group C: Otjozondjupa, Ohangwena and Erongo
Group D: Khomas, Oshana and Omusati