19 Feb 2019 16:40pm
REHOBOTH, 19 FEB (NAMPA) The inaugural Standard Bank Top 8 Cup launched in December last year will kick off on Thursday with Tigers hosting the University of Namibia (UNAM) Football Club at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The tournament, initially scheduled for end January and postponed, is sponsored to the tune of N.dollars 9 million over three years and features last seasons top eight sides.
These are champions African Stars, Black Africa, Mighty Gunners, UNAM, Tigers, Tura Magic, Orlando Pirates and Eleven Arrows.
Thursdays Tigers versus UNAM match will start at 20h00 while on Friday at the same venue and time, Mighty Gunners will face Tura Magic.
Black Africa will confront Eleven Arrows at 17h00 on Saturday.
The match that will possibly go down as the match of the round commences at 20h00 when Orlando Pirates will gun for revenge after a narrow 1-0 loss against African Stars last Saturday in the Namibia Premier League.
The winners will walk away with N.dollars 500 000, while the runners up will receive N.dollars 250 000 and the two losing semi-finalists will get N.dollars 125 000 each.
The teams participating in the tournament will also receive preparation money starting from N.dollars 50 000 in the quarterfinals and N.dollars 20 000 for the two legged semi-finals. The finalists will each receive N.dollars 15 000.
Apart from winning prizes, the man of the match in the quarter-finals will receive N.dollars 2 000, while in the semi-finals they will receive N.dollars 2 500 and the man of the match in the final will walk away with N.dollars 3 000.
The player of the series, top goal scorer and coach of the series will each collect N.dollars 15 000, while the referee of the series and best goalkeeper will get N.dollars 10 000 each, with the best assistant referee getting N.dollars 5 000.