The Brave Warriors will take on Ghana’s Black Stars on 24 November at the Sam Nujoma Stadium as part of the annual Dr Hage Geingob football tournament.
The national team won the cup last year when they beat the Warriors of Zimbabwe 3-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
One of the organisers of the football tournament, Amos Shiyuka, told the Windhoek Observer at the launch of the cup in the capital on Wednesday that they are still not sure if Ghana will send a full strength squad to Namibia.
“We have invited Ghana and they have accepted our invitation. We are still waiting from the Ghana Football Association to tell us if they will bring their senior team or B team or their U-23 side.
Shiyuka said people should not be surprised if they bring a European team or an Asian team in the future.
The sponsorship amount for this year’s tournament remains at N$4.1 million, just like last year.
Namibia Breweries Limited, through its Tafel Lager brand, MTC and Huawei Technologies Namibia, will jointly sponsor this year’s event.
The match against Ghana will come a week after the Brave Warriors would have played Guinea-Bissau in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 qualifiers match on 16 November.
Ian Stevenson, Manager: Sponsorship and Events and Specialty Brands at Namibia Breweries said the sponsorship will boost the tourism industry.
“This great soccer cup also enhances relationships between African countries and promotes future tourism opportunities to Namibia. Local vendors are able to sell food and beverages. It boosts hotel accommodation and overall economy in Namibia,” Stevenson said.
Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corprate Affairs Officer at MTC said their sponsorship is testimony to how passionate MTC is towards the Namibian people.
“We are proud to partner with the Dr Hage Geingob Cup because of the association it has with this great leader,” Ekandjo said.
Tickets to the game will cost N$30 and they can be bought from Computicket and at Namibia Football Association (NFA) House.
There will also be live performances from some of the country’s top artists such as Tate Buti, Exit, Tequila, Female Donkey, Gazza and The Dogg.
The first 5000 people to walk through the gates will receive a complimentary T-shirt of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.
The launch of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup was attended by Ghana’s High Commissioner to Namibia, Elizabeth Salamatu, and Presidential Advisor on Youth Matters, Daisry Mathias.