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Debmarine N$1.3m cup to end in November

03/10/2017
by Rodney Pienaar 
Sports

Debmarine Namibia will kick off its final match between Mighty Gunners from Otjiwarongo and Young African from Windhoek for its N$1.3 million worth cup on 25 November this year.

The winner of the cup with walk away with N$608 000 in prize money, while the runner-up will receive an amount of N$358 000 in cash prize and the two semifinal teams who were not successful will receive N$228 000, Debmarine Namibia spokesperson Stella Auala told The Villager.

“This is an exciting twist for the Debmarine Namibia Cup which promises to wrap up with an exciting final in November. As most of us are aware by now, Debmarine Namibia aims at turning diamond dreams into reality by supporting the most accessible sport in the country, football. Earlier on in the year Debmarine Namibia signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to the value of N$14.1 million marking the Debmarine Namibia Cup as the richest cup competition in the history of domestic football and is significant investment in sport, youth and national pride,” she said.

She further added that Debmarine Namibia together with the NFA has thus far lived up to their agreement that guarantees a high level of organisational ability throughout the competition to ensure that there are a successful and monumental three years of exciting football in Namibia.

Last week Namibia witnessed the advancement of the Mighty Gunners and Young African teams to the final of the Debmarine Namibia Cup, and the organiser expressed that it was thrilled to introduce the Debmarine Namibia Cup official Mascot known as ‘Sparky’  who has vibrant blue and white zebra looking skin tone and friendly facial features.

The cup ensures support incentives for all the participating football clubs inclusive of an attractive cash prize to the deserving winners. 

The man of the match for the finals will receive a cash prize of N$2000 while the organisation will also award N$5000 to a charity group of the man of the match’s choice.

The Debmarine Namibia Cup final games are scheduled to take place in Windhoek, and the venue is yet to be announced.