Debmarine Namibia Cup satisfies Gobabis community as Young African bag Cup
The Legare Sports Stadium was in complete jollification when the first ever Debmarine Namibia Cup finals served an atmosphere of football bliss in the town of Gobabis.
Much to expectation of its fellow ‘Cattle Country’ residents, the Young African football team beat the Mighty Gunners football team 3-2 during the finals this weekend. Young African walked away with the winning prize of N$608,000 (including travel assistance), while Mighty Gunners walked away with N$358,000 (including travel assistance).
Opening the field for the match between Young Africans and Mighty Gunners, The NFA Women’s Super Cup saw Khomas Nampol ladies triumph over Tura Magic Ladies. Khomas Nampol received N$20,000 while Tura Magic got N$10,000.
The Debmarine Namibia Cup 2017, which was launched this year, started off in all 14 regions of the country during the elimination stage and never dropped its momentum through the Round of 32 matches in Windhoek, the round of 16 matches in Mariental and Walvis Bay and the quarter and semi-final matches in Gobabis and Otjiwarango, respectively.
The cup was born when Debmarine Namibia signed a three year sponsorship agreement with the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to the tune of N$14.1 million. Under the current agreement, the cup will run for another two more years.
By hosting the Debmarine Namibia Cup 2017, Gobabis offered its budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to do business around the stadium.
“The hosting of this cup in our town means a lot to the development of Gobabis. We are being offered an opportunity to make money by selling our stuff here. It also serve as an entertainment activity for the many young people in the town. So yes, we would gladly welcome the Debmarine Namibia Cup back into our town any time,” Regina Dawids, who was a vendor at the event told the Economist Sport.
Caption: Young African after claiming victory over the Debmarine Namibia Cup 2017 at the Legare Stadium in their home town, Gobabis. (Photograph by Donald Matthys).