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MTC NFA Cup launched

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Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday launched the N.dollars 1 million MTC NFA Cup competition here.The cup will kick off on 17-18 April with the elimination round by first and second league divi…

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) and the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday launched the N.dollars 1 million MTC NFA Cup competition here.

The cup will kick off on 17-18 April with the elimination round by first and second league division teams expected to conclude on 24-25 April.

Currently there are three first division and 14 second division confirmed soccer clubs under the Namibia Football Premier League (NFPL) and all will be involved in the MTC NFA Cup competition.

Speaking during its launch Tuesday, NFPL director Mabos Vries said all first division leagues are allocated N.dollars 50 000 and five soccer balls for the games while the second division’s leagues are allocated N.dollars 30 000 and five soccer balls also.

“The fund is for administration purposes such as booking of soccer fields, logistics and medical standby and referee expenses,” Vries said.

The winner from each first and second division league competition will walk away with N.dollars 20 000, the runner up N.dollars 10 000 and the two semi-finalists each N.dollars 5 000.

The winner from the first and second divisions as well as the runner up from the first division leagues will qualify to join the 12 top tier teams and they will form up round 32 to be played on 15-16 May 2021, said Vries.

The round of 16 will take place on 19-20 June while round eight will be played on 03-04 July with the semi-final to take place on 17-18 July. The final is expected to be played in Windhoek on 31 July 2021.

The winner of the competition will walk away with N.dollars 500 000 and the winning cup. The runner up will receive N.dollars 250 000 and the team in third place will receive N.dollar 150 000. The fourth-placed team will get N.dollars 100 000.

Source: Namibia Press Agency