Namibia's Brave Warriors will be gunning for a cool N$500 000 as prize-money for the 14th edition of the Castle Lager Cosafa Cup which takes centre stage in Zambia from July 6.
The young Warriors side is grouped alongside Mauritius and Seychelles, opposition they could dispatch, considering the talent and the hunger the side has for victory.
The Warriors displayed great character in their 1-all draw against Nigeria in their last match and with the upcoming tournament, momentum can only help them reach the final stages of the regional competition.
The Warriors will first meet Mauritius in their opening match on July 6 at the Kholoma Stadium in Lusaka, before they take on Seychelles at the same venue on July 8.
In Group B of the competition, Kenya, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland will do battle, while the organisers have placed Zambia, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi as sides with a bye to the knock-out round of the tournament.
For the Namibia leg, the event was launched at a local hotel yesterday where a speech from the Cosafa Chief Operating Officer, Sue Destombes, was read on her behalf.
She said Castle Lager has been involved in the Cosafa Cup for over ten years and the partnership is meant to mutually strengthen the Castle and Cosafa brands while bringing entertainment to true lovers of Southern African football.
The event was also attended by Namibia Football Association (NFA) Secretary-General, Barry Rukoro, Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti and all the national team players, sport personalities as well as other invited guests.
Cosafa Cup Prize breakdown:
Winners: N$500 000
Runners Up: 250 000
Third Place: N$125 000
Plater Winner : N$100 000
2 x Group Top Goals: N$30 000 (2 x N$15 000)
3 x Indvidual Awards: N$30 000 (3 x N$ 10 000)
Photographer Award: N$5 000.