Standard Bank Namibia has invested N$1 million as part of the overall N$3 million sponsorship towards the Standard Bank Super Cup handed over last year.
Chief Executive of Standard Bank Namibia, Vetumbuavi Mungunda said, “Football does not only unite the nation, but it also brings hope and excitement to millions of people. Football also is an industry which pays rentals, bills, educate children and add to the growth of an economy.”
In her keynote address Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Hon. Agnes Tjongarero said like Standard Bank more corporates should invest one percent of their income to the development of football in the country.
“Namibia’s Vision 2030 does not only give meaning to our strategic objective of an active and winning nation, but it also gives purpose to our existence and spells out the core values that enjoins us a sporting fraternity to transform and develop sport for the better, something that we should all embrace and uphold at all times,” explained Tjongarero.
Similarly, 2nd Vice President of the Namibia Football Association Ludwig Nunuheb said the commitment made by Standard Bank Namibia bears testimony to how corporate Namibia is heeding the call by government to invest in sports development and is the Sports Ministry and Government’s wish that more corporate citizens will follow suit.
Through hosting the upcoming 2015 Super Cup, Standard Bank hopes to bring this football spectacle to the people of Namibia and promote the development of this much loved sport close to where the people stay at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.