Harders Cup kicks off in Lüderitz
The Harders Cup is scheduled to take place this weekend with the official kick-off pencilled for Friday 24 through to Saturday 25 March at the Lüderitz Sport Stadium.
The Standard Bank sponsored tournament will see the the winning team walk away with a cash prize of N$100,000, the first runner-up with N$50,000 and the second runner-up with N$20,000.
All participating teams will get brand new kit and N$5000 just for participating in the tournament.
Standard Bank board member Birgit Eimbeck said, “There’s no love like the first. Whether it’s your first love, your first car or in Standard Bank’s case, our first commercial branch in Namibia. Yes our very first branch and first love for Standard Bank was established right here in the heart of Lüderitz 102 years ago.”
Eimbeck explained that the bank constantly strives to contribute to the positive development of sport hence its platinum sponsorship of N$100,000 for the event.
“We value the importance of such a soccer spectacle for the social and cultural upliftment of my birth town Lüderitz. Football as we all know not only serves as a unifying factor for all Namibians to come and enjoy the most loved sport together under one platform, but it also helps to support the development of the players’ abilities,” Eimbeck said.
MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer Tim Ekandjo commended the bank on their sponsorship, noting that “the community of Lüderitz faces tremendous socio-economic challenges rooted mainly in a lack of sufficient economic activities, with young people being particularly prone to be affected negatively by this situation. The event gives them something to look forward to, recognise and display their skills and realize their own dreams.”