14 Nov 2017 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 14 NOV (NAMPA) The Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday announced that the 2017 Debmarine Cup Final will take place on 02 December 2017 at Legare Stadium in Gobabis.
In a media statement, NFA Secretary General, Barry Rukoro said kick off time of the match that will see Young African locking horns with Mighty Gunners, will be 16h00.
Speaking to Nampa via telephone, Rukoro said several factors had been considered in the NFA taking the finals to Gobabis.
We decided before that we were going to take the finals to the town where one of the two finalists comes from. That would have guaranteed us fans at the stadium. We also had two previous rounds in Otjiwarongo while we had one in Gobabis, Rukoro explained.
He added that Gobabis had the best attendance of all the venues throughout the tournament, hence they had to justify and thank people from that town.
Generally, Gobabis has never been a bad venue in terms of attendance. It is also easily accessible as people can drive to and from the town the same day, he further said.
Rukoro said the venue itself is capable of hosting an event of such magnitude because of the availability of other amenities around the stadium, including dressing rooms and terraces for the fans.
Rukoro also revealed that the sponsor, Debmarine had agreed to pay for a bus to ferry Mighty Gunners fans to and from Otjiwarongo for the final.
He continued that they are busy working on the programme of the day as they want to deliver top class entertainment on the day.
Rukoro called on all football loving Namibians to make their way to Gobabis and witness a great football spectacle.
In December 2016, NFA and Debmarine signed a three year deal worth N.dollars 14 million for the Debmarine Cup.
The winners of the tournament will walk away with N.dollars 500 000 in prize money.