Tigers duo scoops Bidvest awards

From left to right: Theo Mberirua of Bidvest Namibia, Panduleni Nekundi, the Top Goal-scorer of the cup and NFA’s Barry Rukoro pose with the big bucks.

Bidvest Namibia Cup 2015 champions Tigers players, Panduleni Nekundi and Fillimon Nambele scooped each a purse of N$25,000 at the competition awards ceremony held at football House on Wednesday.

Panduleni Nekundi and Fillimon Nambele helped their side Tigers to the Bidvest Namibia Cup triumph on 30 May over Orlando Pirates at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. This was Tigers first successful cup after a 19 year drought.
The pair walked away with the two individual players’ awards presented by Bidvest Namibia.
Nekundi won the Top Goal-scorer award after he was top scorer in the competition with 14 goals, all scored in the Tigers’ match against Kavango West side Western Stars at the Oscar Norich Stadium, leading Tigers to a 25-0 win.
Nambele has featured in all five of Tigers matches in the competition and won Man of the Match accolades in the semifinal win over Eleven Arrows as well as in the final match against Pirates, besides being very influential in Tigers success.
Theo Mberirua of Bidvest Namibia said his company goes away after three years of involvement, satisfied with their contribution to the game.
“Our sincere appreciation to all of you who made the Bidvest Namibia Cup a big success over the last three years and also to the media, your wonderful and exceptional coverage is much appreciated,” said Mberirua.
The All Access Pass Competition winner, Natangwe Haipumbu, who hails from Tsumeb, said he can not wait for his tour to Sunderland, England to see Bidvest Sunderland against Tottenham Hotspur in September.
Meanwhile in other soccer related news, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti tendered in his resignation barely a month after lifting the regional cup trophy. Mannetti was appointed in June 2013 replacing Swedish national Rodger Palmgren.
His resignation comes at a very unfortunate time when the Brave Warriors are set to battle with Zambia on Sunday in a CHAN 2016 qualifer tie.