Geingob calls on Brave Warriors to win his Cup

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Namibia’s President Hage Geingob have implored the Brave Warriors to ensure that the 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup remains at home as Ricardo Mannetti and the mostly local-based boys take on the Warriors of Zimbabwe on Saturday 11th November 2017 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

President Geingob have over the past three years handed over the trophy to South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns who have won it since 2014 and this time around the Man of the Hour, calls on the Brave Warriors to keep the new cup at home.

“We have had the other trophy and now Sundowns have taken it for good. This year, the Cup is elevated to senior level football and I call on the team to do their best against Zimbabwe and make sure we keep the trophy at home, even more significant at the Sam Nujoma Stadium”, Geingob says.

The 2017 Dr. Hage Geingob Cup takes centre stage with festivities starting at 10h00 all the way into the early Saturday evening as Zimbabwe comes to town to face the Brave Warriors in honor of Namibia’s first citizen.

The first 7000 supporters will receive various souvenirs such as caps, t-shirts and other hampers courtesy of the event organizers and sponsors, MTC, Namibia Breweries, Huawei, NWR and Air Namibia. Tickets bought beforehand are N$20 each from Web-tickets Namibia at all Pick n Pay’s country wide and Football House in Katutura, while limited tickets would be sold at the gates for N$ 40.00.

Top local musicians will entertain the crowd before the match as well as during half time and after the match – ARTIST such as PDK, One Blood, Kalux, Twazis and Adora will be on the MIC already with the first match of the day to start at 13h00 as the Young Gladiators face their seniors and the main match kicks off at 15h00.
The public will also win fantastic prizes by participating in the penalty shoot-out against former Brave Warriors goalkeepers throughout the day and those who score will win prices ranging from cell phones and hampers.

A moment of silence will be observed in memory of the late Robbie Savage with football legends to present the President with a signed autographed jersey of the Brave Warriors bearing the late Savage’s photo. Congo Hindjou and Lollo Goraseb will have the honor of walking onto the pitch with the new and beautiful Dr. Hage Geingob Cup trophy.

Polokwane City goalkeeper George Chigova and teammates Knowledge Musona, formerly a goals scorer for Kaizer Chiefs as well as former Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro and midfield strongman Marvelous Nukamba will lead Zimbabwe.

Peter Shalulile, Ronald Ketjijere and Hendrick Somaeb will be key for the Brave Warriors as they look to set the record straight against Zimbabwe for the year.

It will be the third time that the two countries meet in a space of five months, having already met in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers were Namibia won 1-0 at home and lost 1-0 away only to eventually win 4-5 on penalties and advance at the expense of the more active local-based Zimbabweans in July.

This time around, Zimbabwe have set their sights on the 2019 AFCON qualifiers that resumes in March and have brought their A-team with players coming as far as England while for Ricardo Mannetti the focus remains very much the 2018 CHAN finals in Morocco with only three foreign-based players part of the 23 men training squad.