Outjo to host 2015 Newspaper Cup
Outjo in the Kunene Region will host the 2015 edition of the Namibian Newspaper Cup following a decision taken by the Namibia Football Association and the competition sponsors. The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary general Barry Rukoro wrote to the Kunene Regional Council, informing them of the decision taken to award the hosting of the youth football tournament hosting to the Kunene Region, to take place at the town of Outjo. “We have the pleasure to inform you that the NFA and the Namibian Newspaper management have decided to accept your candidature to host 2015 Edition of the Namibian Newspaper Cup from 03-06 April 2015 in the town of Outjo in the Kunene Region.”
The Kunene region were the only region to bid for the hosting of the competition when the bids closed on closed on 17 September with their Governor Joshua //Hoebeb submitting the region’s bid documents to the NFA Secretariat at Football House the same day.
The decision to award the hosting to Kunene means that the town of Outjo have met the criteria for hosting the Namibia newspaper Cup which is that 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.
The Kavango Region were crowned champions of The Namibian Newspaper Cup after edging Oshana 2-1 in a thrilling final match played at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb earlier in the year.