Mighty Gunners, Young African enter finals of Debmarine Cup
24 Sep 2017 11:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 24 SEP (NAMPA) - The Mighty Gunners and Young African football clubs on Saturday qualified for the finals of the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup.
The two clubs on Saturday won their semi-final matches at the Mokati Sports Stadium in Otjiwarongo to enter the finals, expected to be played in November this year at a venue to be announced.
Otjiwarongo-based Mighty Gunners knocked out Windhoeks Tura Magic 2-0, while Young African FC from Gobabis defeated Young Chiefs from Oshakati with two goals to nil.
Tura Magic finished its last nine minutes with 10 players, after its midfielder, Manfred Kazondume was red-carded for a dangerous tackle and use of vulgar language on the pitch.
Official of the Namibia Football Association (NFA), Tim Isaacs, in an interview with Nampa said the two games were played in a progressive spirit.
Mighty Gunners defender, Robert Uirab and Young African FC midfielder, Aimee Hengombe were named 'Man of the Match' in their respective games.
They were each rewarded N.dollars 2 000 and it is expected from each to donate half of the money to a charity organisation of their choice.
The Man of the Match in the finals will receive N.dollars 5 000.
The winner of the Debmarine Namibia Cup will receive N.dollars 500 000, with the runners up getting N.dollars 250 000.
The two losers will each walk away with N.dollars 150 000.
The Debmarine Namibia Cup competition will run for a period of three years.