Telecom pledges N.dollars 6 million sponsorship for Women Champi

27 May 2014 18:43pm
WINDHOEK, 27 MAY (NAMPA) – Telecom Namibia, through its TN Mobile brand, has entered into a commercial partnership with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to sponsor the first-ever TN Mobile CAF Women Championships taking place in Namibia this October.
Namibia won the right to host the CAF Women’s Championships three years ago at a ceremony which was held at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
On Tuesday, Telecom Namibia announced a sponsorship of N.dollars six million toward the hosting of the CAF Women Championship.
Speaking at the sponsorship announcement ceremony at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura, Telecom Namibia’s Managing Director Frans Ndoroma said about 800 000 Africans will be focusing their attention on the women championship in Namibia in October, and Telecom deemed it right for them to sponsor the event.
“When they announced that Namibia will host the women championship, we were the only company that wrote a letter to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to congratulate them, and that is why they approached us first when they wanted someone to sponsor the event,” said Ndoroma
He added that the event will be worth the sponsorship money, because they are dealing with CAF, which is one of the biggest organisations in African football.
He called on all Namibians to rally behind the national team when the tournament starts.
Speaking at the same event, NFA President John Muinjo said 2014 will be the first time that Namibia will be hosting a major football event, and this will put Namibia on the map, as it will bring in a lot of tourism and investments.
Muinjo also added that on 17 July this year, the draw for the championship group stages will take place in Namibia.
The championship will be played from 11–25 October 2014, and will consist of eight women’s national teams. Seven of those nations will still be playing their qualifying rounds, but Namibia has already qualified on the basis of being the host country.