Standard Bank Super Cup kicks off 1 August 2015
Come 1st of next month, local soccer lovers can look forward to the most anticipated football game between MTC Premier League winner African Stars and Bidvest Namibia Cup winner Tigers to be held at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura.
At a press conference yesterday, Standard Bank Namibia has once again invested a striking sum of a cool N$1-million as part of the overall N$3-million sponsorship towards the Standard Bank Super Cup handed over last year.
“Football does not only unite the nation, but it also brings hope and excitement to millions of people.” Football also is an industry which pays rentals, bills, educate children and add to the growth of an economy,” said Vetumbuavi Mungunda at the launch of the 2015 Standard Bank Super Cup at NFA House as the Chief Executive of Standard Bank Namibia.
In her keynote address Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Madam Agnes Tjongarero said like Standard Bank more corporates should invest one percent of their income to the development of football in the country.
“Namibia’s Vision 2030 does not only give meaning to our strategic objective of an active and winning nation, but it also gives purpose to our existence and spells out the core values that enjoins us a sporting fraternity to transform and develop sport for the better, something that we should all embrace and uphold at all times,” explained Tjongarero.
Similarly, 2nd Vice President of the Namibia Football Association Ludwig Nunuheb said the commitment made by Standard Bank Namibia bears testimony to how corporate Namibia is heeding the call by government to invest in sports development and is the Sports Ministry and Government’s wish that more corporate citizens will follow suit.
Through hosting the upcoming 2015 Super Cup, Standard Bank hopes to bring this football spectacle to the people of Namibia and promote the development of this much loved sport close to where the people stay at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The launch ended off with the presentation of the N$1-million cheque for the 2015 Standard Bank Super Cup.