Skorpion shows its Sting
“We all know that soccer is the most treasured sport in Namibia and for the love of the game, it is our wish to see soccer in Namibia, especially the U/17, grow to greater heights and to an extent where they start not only to represent the country internationally but also come back with trophies and accolades,” said Mr. Satish Kumar, the General Manager of Skorpion Zinc. “When NFA approached us last year, seeking assistance to sponsor the U/17 Cup, we did not hesitate to come on board and partner with them. We hope that the Skorpion Zinc U/17 Cup will become a very lucrative tournament and will be one of the the highlight events on the soccer calendar. Through this Cup, Skorpion Zinc wishes to reach out to all thirteen regions of Namibia not only through participation but also through the hosting of the tournament.”
Barry Rukoro of the NFA says the deal is very significant as it will provide a platform for youngsters to share and display their skills.“It is a great millstone, one of the many of course for the Association and it will provide a platform for the youngsters to be well groomed for national team selection and become better national team players”. Rukoro also emphasis the educational part of the championship.“It will also afford many people a chance to travel and see Namibia and learn from others and appreciate others’ ways and cultures more, so we are delighted to have agreed with Scorpion Zinc for this marriage.”
The deal that is worth 1.3 million and is aimed at fostering football development for a period of three years. The championship games scheduled for the 19 to 22 April 2013 will see regional under-17 teams square off for prestige, bragging rights and overall dominance and according to the draw, Otjozondjupa, Khomas, Omaheke and Kunene Regions will be in Group A; Omusati, Oshana, Hardap and Kavango Regions will compete in Group B.Group C is having Erongo, Karas, Oshikoto, Caprivi and Ohangwena Regions with the winners of Group A and B progressing to the semi-finals where they will be joined by the winner and runner-up of Group C.