Windhoek Power Outages Force Biest Cup Time Changes

As local football fanatics gets ready for the return of the NFA’s flagship competition, the Biest Namibia Cup, organizers have announced changes to the kick-off times for the Last-32 Round matches at the Sam Nujoma Stadium this weekend due to lighting concerns at the venue.

The matches were initially scheduled to start from 14h00 on both days but due to “consistent and continuous power outages at the monumental venue in the heart of Katutura,” the organizers felt it necessary to move the games to earlier times to avoid blackouts during the late afternoon games.

Therefore on Saturday, action will now start at 13h00 between Swakopmund FC and Real Fighters, to be followed by Otjiwarongo FC against Java-Java (15h00). The match of the weekend between Tura Magic and Orlando Pirates will close off the day at 17h00.

On Sunday, 1 February, Eleven Arrows and Pubs FC will kick off the action at 13h00, followed by Unam v Blue Boys at 15h00 and another local derby involving two Premiership sides Civics and Rebels at 17h00.

At the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb, times remain the same with Young Chiefs and Ogongo United to kick off the action on Saturday at 10h00 Oshikoto Nampol vs Omaheke Nampol at 12h00 Cuca Tops vs African Stars at 14h00 Tigers vs Western Stars at 16h00 Shooting Stars vs Black Africa at 18h00 and another all-Premiership encounter between Citizens and Benfica at 20h00.

On Sunday, 1 February, at 09h00: Blue Waters vs Vietnam Rangers 11h00, Touch amp Go vs Ohangwena Nampol 13h00, Mighty Gunners vs Kangweru Black Tops and the final at the Copper Town will see United Stars and Julinho Sporting FC in a Rundu Derby at 15h00.

Tickets for the 2015 Biest Namibia Cup Last 32 are available on Computicket at Shoprite and Checkers countrywide as well as at the match venues at N$30 each.

This year’s man of the match from the Round of 16 will walk away with N$2 000, while N$5 000 has been reserved for the Man of the Match winner during the final match of the competition, to be voted by the media.

The Round of 16 will be contested on 27-28 February as well on 1 March 2015, with the quarterfinals set for the weekend of 27-29 March 2015. The semifinal will be held on 24-26 April 2015 with the final match to be contested on 30 May at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Source : The Namibian