The second edition of the Debmarine Namibia Cup returns to the fields in March, as the regional elimination rounds and the launch of the lucrative competition grabs the attention of Namibians.
Head of the Namibia Football Association Secretariat Secretary General Barry Rukoro said the official launch and draw for the Round of 32 will take place on 15 March 2018, in Windhoek.
“During the launch all the information regarding what to look forward to during the 2018 competition will be revealed and we are very excited to have finally make this announcement following consultations with our revered sponsors, Debmarine Namibia. This is the cup that everyone wants to win and in fact, the only cup at the moment and we all cherish the investments of Debmarine Namibia,” Rukoro said.
The secretary general added that the Elimination Rounds for the First and Second Divisions are scheduled to take place on the weekends of 3 and 4 March and 10 to 11 March while the draw for the second divisions elimination, pitting two regions against each other will take place on 12 March and that eliminator scheduled to take place on 17 March.
“The responsibility for organizing, hosting, booking of venues including the draw for the elimination rounds matches for the competition is with the Executive Committee of the respective regional Leagues,” explained Rukoro.
NFA members are further advised to conclude the draw for the fixtures of the Elimination Rounds of the respective regions by the latest 27 February 2018, and forward them to the NFA Secretariat.
Last year at Gobabis, Young Africans were crowned champions after extra time, besting Mighty Gunners 3-2. Itamunua Keimuine of Tura Magic walked away with the Top goal scorer award (N$20 000) thanks to his five goals; and Young African’s Himeezembi Hengombe was voted Player of the Tournament (N$20 000). Young African coach Maleagi Ngarizemo won the Coach of the Tournament (N$ 15 000) and another African representative Goalkeeper Mata Mbemutjiua got the Golden Gloves Award (N$ 15 000) as well.