Etosha Safari Lodge to host Global FC
FNB Namibia and Global United Namibia, together with co-sponsors and partners, launched the 2015 FNB Global United Climate Kick last week at the Gondwana Shebeen on the Windhoek show grounds.
His Worship Kleofas Gaingob, Mayor of Outjo thanked FNB Namibia and Global United for choosing his town this year and promised that they are committed to the initiative. He said: “Our stadium exceeds national standards and we welcome all to our peace loving town. The Kunene All Stars are already in training and we know that they will pose a real challenge to the Global United team made up of international stars. We invite everyone in and around Outjo to come and join us on Saturday, 28 March 2015 and we promise that your experience in Outjo will be special and extraordinary.”
Etosha Safari Lodge, one of the upmarket lodges in the Gondwana Collection will host the Global United FC delegation on 24 and 25 March. The guests will be introduced to the sustainable management concept implemented at the lodge and at neighbouring Etosha Safari Camp. The environmental initiative, Eco Awards Namibia presented its highest accolade to both of these accommodation establishments of the Gondwana Group in November last year: Five desert flowers for water treatment, waste separation and recycling as well as social commitment. And Gondwana’s staff is already looking forward to a friendly match against some of football’s greatest players.
Former German international players Fredi Bobic and Jörg Heinrich and former German national league players Lothar Sippel, Martin Driller, Sean Dundee and Andreas Görlitz will be part of the action together with Bradley Carnell and Macbeth Sibaya (South Africa), Stefan Schwarz (Sweden), Geert Brusselers (Netherlands) and Oliver Risser and Lolo Goraseb (Namibia). The founder of Global United, Lutz Pfannenstiel, who ended his active football career with Ramblers FC in Namibia in 2010, is also a member of the team. He is currently the club’s director for international relations and a talent scout for German national league club TSG Hoffenheim. Since Hoffenheim supports the youth projects of Global United, the managing director of Hoffenheim, Peter Rettig, and media director Christian Frommert will join the Global United delegation on their trip to Namibia.
The main event of the Global United visit will be in Outjo on 27 and 28 March. Apart from tree-planting campaigns and visiting schools and social services projects, several football matches will be played in the Outjo Sports Stadium from 14:00 on Saturday 28 March. The main game between Global United FC and Kunene All Stars will kick off at 17:30.