The N$3-million boost. Handing over the sponsorship are Chief Executive of Standard Bank: Junius Mungunda, Head of Marketing, Standard Bank: Thaddius Maswahu, Director of Sport: Benhard Kaanjuka, Vice President of NFA: Kornelius Kapenda Secretary General of NFA: Barry Rukoro and former Chief Executive of Standard Bank: Mpumzi Pupuma.(Photograph by Musa Carter)
The development of the domestic football fraternity is set to benefit from the recently launched Standard Bank Super Cup 2014 with an investment of N$3-million over a three-year period by the bank. At the launch in Windhoek, newly appointed Chief Executive of Standard Bank Namibia, Junius Mungunda at his first media appearance, said “The Standard Bank Super Cup competition promises great excitement as the winners of the domestic league championship will be pitted against the winners of the Bidvest Namibia Cup.” “As a responsible corporate citizen we are indeed proud to be associated with the promotion of soccer in the country,” he added. Also present at the launch, the Namibian Football Association (NFA) Vice President, Kornelius Kapenda said the benefits of the Standard Bank Super Cup are enormous and will be felt across the length and breadth of the country.
“We appeal to our people, officials, fans and players to equally trust and be committed to Standard Bank Namibia by using their products and services on offer,” he said. Kapenda said that it is the main objective of the Association to introduce more quality competitions into the domestic game. “It is important as it gives our players more opportunities to train and play, which improves their overall ability as footballers.” The cup is set to be played on 16 August before the commencement of the premiership league. In the case that a team wins both the domestic league and the Bidvest Cup, the runner-up team in the Bidvest Cup will be chosen to play in the Standard Bank Cup competition. Players can look forward to receiving several awards at the end of the tournament namely: The Man of the Match Award, The Moment of Brilliance Award and the Spectator Award. The launch ended off with the unveiling of the Standard Bank Super Cup Trophy and to date, this has been the biggest sport sponsorship handed over by Standard Bank Namibia.