Julien Garises was instrumental in lobbying Telecom Namibia in becoming the title sponsor for the TN Mobile CAF Women’s Championship Namibia, 2014. Julien passionately sold the value proposition of the TN Mobile sponsorship to the Executive Team and after careful consideration, the business took a conscious decision to become the title sponsor of the TN Mobile CAF Women’s Championship.
TN Mobile CAF Women’s Championship is taking place from the 11th to the 25th October 2014 at the Sam Nujoma and Independence Stadia.
Legal instruments were put in place by Telecom Namibia to cement the partnership between Telecom Namibia and the Confederation of African Football. “It is with great excitement and simultaneously with humility, humbleness and a sense of deep-felt gratitude and thankfulness for giving the people of Namibia the opportunity to host the TN Mobile CAF Women’s Championship. The historic decision by my colleagues at the Telecom made the unequivocal statement that the leaders of Namibian [the NFA] and African [CAF] football, are firmly of the view that Namibia’s time has come,” said Frans Ndoroma, Telecom’s Managing Director at the launch of the TN Mobile CAF Women Championship at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, earlier in May 2014.
Ndoroma stated that Telecom’s involvement in football is new for the business; however, they will piggy-bag on Telecom’s laudable track-record of community development programmes to and make a resounding success of its N$6.5 Million Dollar deliberate investment in the TN Mobile CAF Women’s Football Championship, Ndoroma stressed.
The Telecom MD Ndoroma also said that his business was no stranger in sponsoring sport activities; adding that Telecom will drive the TN Mobile brand alongside the CAF Women’s Championship. “TN Mobile is a relatively new brand which was only launched by our line ICT Minister, Hon. Joel Kaapanda, in August 2013.
Telecom Namibia is the largest information and communication technology [ICT] provider in Namibia; and the Telecom brand has proved itself, beyond any reasonable doubt, as a proactive player since its foundation in 1992. Telecom has improved Namibia’s connection with the rest of the world with its points of presence installations in Europe [London and Frankfurt], in South Africa [Johannesburg and Cape Town] and in Zambia [Lusaka].
The West Africa Cable System [WACS], Namibia’s first-ever submarine cable that links the country directly to the information superhighway operating effectively and efficiently. Linked to SAT-3 and Seacom undersea connectivity cables, Telecom has become the interconnection point and transit for the SADC region.
“TN Mobile, hardly 12 months old, promises great brand equity and it will, without a doubt, support and deliver the commitments enshrined in the Telecom Namibia Group’s strategy. TN Mobile will offer value in the form of quality service, improved coverage and data capability and an integrated fixed and mobile proposition,” Frans Ndoroma, Telecom Namibia, Telecom Namibia, Managing Director concluded.