Debmarine Cup draw set for next week
NFA.com – Tura Magic, Outjo Academy, Life Fighters and Young Beauties are some of clubs hard at work ahead of the exciting and lucrative 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup draw for the round of 16 taking place at the United nations Plaza’s Amphitheatre in Katutura on 29 May.
The competition that started back in February with elimination round matches got all harder in April as the Round of-32 was contested at Tsumeb, Otjiwarongo and Windhoek and now brings the remaining clubs to the best 16 in the land.
These clubs will on Monday afternoon know who they will face in their journey to claim the first ever edition of the Debmarine Namibia Cup when the final is played on 25 November in the capital.
Outjo FC are for the first time advanced into the Last-32 of the flagship competition of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and were giant killers in their match against United Stars. After a one- all draw, the boys from Kunene trounced Stars 5-4 on penalties, the stuff the Debmarine Namibia Cup promised and is made of.
The big guns in the Debmarine Namibia Cup Last-16 are surely UNAM FC, Young Chiefs, Eleven Arrows, Tura Magic and Mighty Gunners as seasoned campaigners in the top flight for the past season, but they will not underestimate the mettle of Outjo Academy, Life Fighters, Young African and Young Beauties, amongst others.
“When we launched this competition, we promised a lot and so far we have seen so much. Excitement all the way, goals galore and indeed the incentives for the clubs, N$ 18,000 for every round and the actual prize monies in the end. Going forward, things are getting hotter and better and fierce and we expect only the best from the club and urge fans to witness this competition at the stadiums with us ” said NFA Secretary General Barry Rukoro.
In the bowl for the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup are : Mighty Gunners, Outjo Academy, Young African, Gendev FC, Rundu Chiefs ,Life Fighters, Young Beauties, UNAM FC, Young Chiefs, Eleven Arrows, Touch & Go, Tura Magic, Civics, Bee Bob Brothers, Eastern Chiefs and Try Again.
The actual date and venues will be confirmed shortly after the draw.