THE Namibia national football team will take on its Zambian counterpart for the sixth edition of the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup.
The tournament, which is in honor of the Namibian president, Hage Geingob, will display exhibition matches between former Brave Warrior players such as Gerros Urikhob, Ricrado Mannetti and Congo Hindjou before the main action that will kick off at 15h00.
There will be other exhibition matches lined up during the course of the day.
Speaking at the event, in a statement read on his behalf, Minister of Youth and Sports, Erastus Uutoni, said the Cup represents great hope for the Brave Warriors in its quest for international dominance.
“This achievement obviously demonstrates the intensity of the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup and the effect it has on both playing and technical staff. One can, therefore, proudly say that this Cup has met its continental objective of exporting local talent into other avenues,” he said
Uutoni added that the international teams, especially the Zambian team, is well documented and after Namibia lost to the neighbouring country while qualifying for the AFCON finals earlier this year, the encounter on 9 November will indeed be fierce as ever and in the spirit of brotherhood and fair play.
Echoing his words was the Chairlady of the Normalisation Committee for the Namibia Football Association, Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, who rejoiced on the achievements of the Brave Warriors thus far under the leadership of Bobby Samaria.
“The team has managed to qualify for the CHAN finals against all odds just like we did when we qualified for the 2019 AFCN finals despite losing in Zambia and that is something special. On 9 November, our boys will be ready to replicate that form and defend the Cup in honor of our President,” Basson-Namundjebo said.
Zambian High Commissioner to Namibia, Stella Libongani, relished the encounter and promised that Zambia will come and make it a spectacle whilst calling for the two countries to continue the good relationships.
“I hereby express our sincere appreciation for being chosen to participate at this year’s edition. I’m confident that this cup is another chance for us to consolidate our relationships. It is without doubt that our people have benefited from interactions between the two countries, especially the two football Associations. I assure you that Chipolopolo will honor this invitation and give their opponents a good run for the Cup”, Libongani concluded.
The tournament will take place Saturday, 9 November, at the Sam Nujoma stadium.
Ticket will cost N$20 at Football House and at PicknPay stores countrywide.