Guest Contributor | Sep 14, 2018 | 0
Super Cup gets N$1-million boost
Standard Bank recently announced its sponsorship of N$1 million at the launch event of the 2016 Standard Bank Super Cup Game, which will kick off at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura on 10 September.
“I’m sure you will agree with me that football is a universal game. Not only does football unite communities, but football brings hope, belonging and lately it provides livelihoods. In fact, football reinforces the narrative underpinning the Harambee Prosperity Plan – no one should be left out – it’s a sport for all Namibians to participate, play, watch and be part of,” said Vetumbuavi Mungunda, Chief Executive of Standard Bank.
This year Tigers, the MTC Premier League Winner of 2015/16 season will be pitted against the preliminary match winners determined by a match played on 13 August. The actual match draw took place at the launch press conference and the following teams will be vying for Super Cup game: Tura Magic vs Black Africa and African Stars vs Mighty Gunners.
Standard Bank committed to an overall N$3-million sponsorship, stretched over a period of 3 years.
This year is the third consecutive edition of the Super Cup sponsorship to the Namibian Football Association.
“Our contractual agreement will end officially at the end of this year or rather after the end of the current year instalment of the Super Cup, after which we will assess the overall sponsorship with the NFA to determine the way forward. Once that process is done we will inform you accordingly,” commented Mungunda.
In response, Secretary General of the NFA Barry Rukoro commended Standard Bank for the contribution it has made to the development of local football. “Football competitions are important for the development of local players and we thank Standard Bank for taking up this initiative,” said Rukoro.
On his part the Chairman of the Sports Commission Joel Matthew urged the general public to support the players and teams participating in the Standard Bank Super Cup this year.