Outjo to Host 2015 Newspaper Cup

The town of Outjo in the Kunene Region will host this year’s edition of the Namibian Newspaper Cup, following a decision taken by the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and the competition sponsors, the Namibian Newspaper.

NFA Secretary-General, Barry Rukoro, wrote to the Kunene Regional Council, informing them of the decision to award hosting rights of the youth football tournament to the Kunene Region at Outjo.

“We have the pleasure to inform you that the NFA and the Namibian Newspaper management have decided to accept your candidature to host the 2015 edition of the Newspaper Cup from 3-6 April in Outjo, in the Kunene Region.”

Kunene was the only region that bade to host of the competition when the bids closed in September last year, with their Governor Joshua Hoebeb submitting the region’s bid documents to the NFA Secretariat at Football House the same day.

The decision to award the hosting to Kunene means that Outjo has met the requirements for hosting the Cup. One of the requirements is that the host town must have a stadium with an artificial or natural grass have a minimum sitting capacity for 2 000 people and suitable lighting for night games as well as a PA system.

The Kavango region were on Easter Monday of 2014 crowned champions of The Namibian Newspaper Cup after edging Oshana 2-1 in a thrilling final match played at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb. Oshikoto took third place after beating Otjozondjupa 5-4 on penalties following their 2-2 draw.

In total, 69 goals were scored in 26 matches and Otjozondjupa regions’ Glen Kamutjete walked away as the competition’s Golden Boot Award winner with his nine goals.

Source : New Era