Standard Bank Cup launched

08 Apr 2014 18:00


Standard Bank today unveiled a new football competition, the Standard
Bank Super Cup.

The tournament to be funded to the tune of N$3m over a three year
period, will be contested by winners of this season's MTC/Namibia
Premier League (NPL) and the Bidvest Namibia Cup.

 The super cup slated to start August 16, will see winners walking
away with a N$500 000 cheque plus a floating trophy, while the runners
will take home N$200 000.

N$300 000 will go towards preparations for next year's competition.

" The winner of the league will play the winner of the Bidvest cup, if
for example a club like African Stars wins a double, this means the
runners-up of the Bidvest Cup will play them," said Nambian Football
Association secretary-general, Barry Rukoro, during the launch of the
competition held at Standard Bank headquarters.

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport
and Culture, acting director of sport, Benhard Kaanjuka said the Cup
will be the most lucrative on  the local scene.

" The Cup will benefit our players as they will benefit from more game
time importantly the clubs, will benefit from resources to be derived
from his competition, ," said Kaanjuka.

Meanwhile, outgoing chief executive officer (CEO) of Standard Bank,
Mpunzi Pupuma revealed the banking group will hand over soccer kits to
Tura Magic because of their performance this season.

"I am so impressed by a team called Tura Magic although I have never
met anyone from the club but I want to give them new kits," said
Pupuma.