In an effort to reward their fans for standing by the team through thick and thin, Black Africa Supporters’ Club has come up with an initiative that will see their members scoring a first in Namibian football.
With all the vuvuzelas blowing, members of the club can now afford to blow the African trumpet for the entire 90 minutes without any worries as they will be entitled to some funeral cover the supporters’ club is offering in conjunction with Metropolitan Namibia.
The initiative is a first of its kind in Namibian history and it shows great strides supporters clubs are taking to cater for their fans.
“We have seen it befitting to offer our members some funeral cover as a way of thanking them for rallying behind the team. They are a part of the ever-growing family and all the packages we are offering suit anyone’s pocket,” disclosed the Black Africa Supporters’ Club marketing and projects co-ordinator, Abc Cooper.
The membership cards will be available in three categories in a bid to cater for all the supporters’ pockets.
The white card, which is the cheapest, includes a funeral cover of N$10 000 and it accommodates any supporter from any team.
The silver card is the next package the Supporters’ club is offering and in addition to the N$10 000 funeral cover, the package also entitles members to attend five home games for free and get discounts on all club merchandise.
The last package on offer is the gold card that is mainly for the elite as it carries a N$10 000 full cover tag, free access to all premier league home games and discounts on merchandise and year end functions.
“There are three categories we are offering. These are namely the white, the silver and the gold card.
Basically the white card is going for N$180 per annum
the silver card is going for N$260 per annum
while the gold card costs N$400 per annum.
“All these three categories are renewable every year and I would like to urge all Black Africa die-hard supporters, sympathisers and sweet-talkers to come and register so that they can fully benefit from the club they support,” said Cooper.
Black Africa is one club that has a huge following in the country with a support base of about 6 000 fans and is currently chasing four league honours.
The move, Cooper said, will enable them to show their responsibility in assisting their members.
“We came up with this idea of rewarding our fans on the realisation that they are the core foundation of the team. It will be very easy to identify our members and assist them when they are bereaved.
“It will also work towards disciplining our members who have been, in the past, accused of hurling insults at referees and technical teams,” cautioned Cooper.
Persons between the ages of 18 to 60 are eligible to register and the waiting period for the cards is three months with no medical examination required.