NFA Cup gets MTC backing

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) will get N$4.5 Million annnualy for the FA Cup from Namibia’s mobile telecommunication giant MTC.

MTC on Tuesday announced three- year sponsorships with various sectors spanning from 1 October 2020 to October 2023 with the aim of giving Namibians hope in the face of COVID-19 pandemic.

In accepting the sponsorship of N$13.5 Million for the next three years, NFA President Ranga Haikali says the association is committed to the game’s well-being and this sponsorship will be met with the announcement of when Football will start in Namibia by 18 July.

Haikali adds that from 16-18 July, the NFA Executive Committee will meet as well as that an NFA Extra Ordinary Congress on the last day will take place to iron out issues plucking football to ensure that football remains number sport in the country.

In announcing the sponsorships amounting to N$101.7 Million for the three years,  MTC Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Manager Tim Ekandjo revealed the pillars for the selection of the recipients.

” We considered the brand return on investment, popularity, value, corporate governance structure, sustainable brands among others” Ekandjo says.

He adds that MTC enters into partnerships and don’t demand performance.

” We take note of lack of facilities and during our partnerships,  we will assist with the planning and strategize for events, to improve quality”.

The Dr Hage Geingob Cup will receive N$4.8 Million for the next three years. The Namibia Youth Games will receive N$5.4 Million.

Other recipients are: Namibia Netball Premier league with N$3,2 Million ; Namibia Horseracing Association, Kilimanjaro Boxing Club and Hopsol Youth Soccer league each with N$1.5 Million; Namibia Rugby Union’ s Get into Rugby with N$ 2.7 million; N$3 Million for the Namibia Hockey Union. Windhoek Fashion Week will get N$3.6 Million. Salute Boxing Academy and Nestor Sunshine Academy with N$8.2 Million each. 081Every1 Music Fest with N$9.6 million.