14 Feb 2017 17:40pm
INSERTING Windhoek United AS OPPONENTS OF NORTHERN STARS IN SEVENTH PARA AS WELL AS IN THE FIXTURES.
REHOBOTH, 14 FEB (NAMPA) The Debmarine Namibia Cup elimination round for the Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) is slated for Mariental on 25 and 26 February.
The winners of the elimination round will each walk away with N.dollars 20 000, while the losing finalists win N.dollars 10 000. The losing teams in each of the semi-finals will get N.dollars 5 000.
From there on, the 16 Namibia Premier League (NPL) clubs will join in the Round of 32, at which stage each club will receive N.dollars 18 000 for preparations all the way to the final, while the overall winner will walk away with N.dollars 500 000.
Joshua Tovey ||Hoëbeb, acting league administrator for the SSFD, on Monday told Nampa the games will be held at the Mariental sports field as they could not secure other venues due to the non-availability of fields.
The first round will see exciting match-ups when Western Spurs from Walvis Bay open proceedings against Okahandjas Spoilers Football Club (FC). Rebels FC from Windhoek will confront Try Again FC from Keetmanshoop.
Touchdown Young Brazilians from Karasburg will lock horns with Flamingoes from Rehoboth, a team relegated from the NPL. Khomas Namibian Police Force (NamPol) will battle with former NPL campaigners PC Blue Boys from Swakopmund.
The quarter-final stage will see a German derby between Ramblers and rookies Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW), both from Windhoek, while long time campaigners of the SSFD, Windhoek United, will do battle against new boys Northern Stars from Swakopmund.
On Sunday the games will continue with the last quarter-finals and semi-finals and the winners progressing to the final.
The fixtures are as follows:
25 February, Round 1
Western Spurs vs Spoilers
Rebels FC vs Try Again
Touchdown Young Brazilians vs Flamingoes
Khomas NamPol vs PC Blue Boys
Windhoek United vs Northern Stars
Ramblers FC vs SKW FC
Tigers Football Club from Windhoek are the defending champions of the competition after they won it in 2016 when it was known as the Bidvest Namibia Cup.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) and DebMarine in December signed a three-year sponsorship deal worth N.dollars 14.1 million for the hosting of the tournament.