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Brave Warriors raring to face Zambia in Dr. Geingob Cup

Brave Warriors raring to face Zambia in Dr. Geingob Cup

NFA- The local-based Tafel Lager Brave Warriors are ready and eager to take on Zambia and do their best to retain the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup that the team have won for the past two editions and fight for places in the FIFA World Cup and CAF AFCON qualifiers set for next week.

Namibia and Zambia will renew their football rivalry on Saturday, 15h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

“These players again have come a long way this year. I have the honor to coach this league-less boys who are only determined to do what they can do best, play football and on Saturday, they have to prove that they have what it takes to win this Cup. The team have won the last two editions with a mixture of local-based and foreign-based professionals and now it’s time only for local lads to shine. I want to see these boys’ confidence boasted even further”, said Samaria after the local-based players qualified for the 2020 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) Finals to be played in Cameroon in January.

The coach added that apart from the local guys, professional footballer Benson Shilongo is training with the team, as he forms part of the full team to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Chad at home on 13 November, 17h00, and then travel for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 qualifiers at Guinea on 17 November 2019.

“The local boys also have to push for places for the World and AFCON qualifiers next week and that makes for an interesting game on Saturday against Zambia. We have a lot of talent, I have said this before and it can only get better if well managed”, stated Samaria.

Gates will open at 10H00 and the spectators can expect to witness the Clash of the Legends when former Football legends battle it out on the pitch at 13h00, MTC Legends vs NBL Legends as well as the U/17 Youth League Challenge between Swallows FC vs Windhoek City FC at 11h00.

There will also be live performances by Sunny Boy, Top Cheri, T-Boss & Staika and Rizeana.
The cost of tickets bought beforehand are N$20 each from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay’s country wide and at Football House in Katutura and spectators will be charged N$ 50 at the gate.


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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia


20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.