Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
The CAF trophy has arrived
The Women’s Football Championship which is around the corner will take place from 11 to 25 October in Windhoek.
During the ceremony Muinjo said, “This event is big, it is very massive. This is football uniting people. This project is Namibian, we should unite for progress.” Amarndo Perny was present in the absence of the Telecom Namibia Managing Director, Frans Ndoroma, who could not make it to the event.
The NFA president was abroad earlier in the month to do a presentation on the readiness of the country for the champions and he said although there are some shortcomings because of the magnitude of the event, he is very confident that it will be a success.
Perny acknowledged that the country would not have got the opportunity to host such a prestigious event, if not for Muinjo and Julien Garises who pushed for it. He said that the activity puts Namibia on the map in a global proportion and that the support of TN Mobile shows the company demonstrating its capabilities by taking it a step further.
He assured that as people arrive to watch the games and TN Mobile would provide connectivity, even faster than 100MB per second. “We want to ensure that football lovers enjoy the connectivity throughout the games,” it was also added that TN Mobile had signed roaming agreements with all the other participating teams, except South Africa. He added that they would be involving local schools to help build up the momentum for the games. “Hopes are high for Namibia to make into the World cup competition taking place next year, as Calvin Muniswaswa, the Chief Commercial Officer of Telecom Namibia said “our team must make it to the top. We are fully geared and will continue to support such projects to encourage the economical development of our country” he added. The Secretary General of the NFA, Barry Rukoro, was appreciative of Muinjo and the NFA for opening up the country to such an opportunity with CAF, “this gives us the opportunity to host bigger competition, TN mobile being the first corporate partner is a signal of their willingness to get involved in the progress of Namibian football.” He encouraged that all Namibians be part of the product and the experiences of the games.
From the Local Organising Committee(LOC), Jacky Gertze expressed her gratitude and said, “This investment in sport, especially women’s football makes us truly humbled. CAF Has put their trust in us and TN Mobile as the sponsor we can not thank you enough.”
Muinjo added that there will be 38 referees arriving earlier for their coupe test, and about 60 CAF representatives will be present during the event. He confirmed that the Algerian team will be arriving on Friday, the 26 of this month.