New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: MTC Welcome Bidvest Namibia to Football

Windhoek — The return of the Namibia Football Association Cup now to be known as the Bidvest Namibia Cup - is like sweet music to the ears of many football lovers.

The latest revelation left MTC enthralled by the realization and brazenness to bring this historic cup back to life after an absence of one-year of obscurity, said an excited Tim Ekandjo, Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC, shortly after the NFA and Bidvest Namibia re-launched the NFA Cup in the capital yesterday.

"Who can forget the magical moments of football, the awe-inspiring moments when the giants of the game and minnows alike took to the field in an exhibition of skill, talent and prowess battling it out for the top prize."

MTC Namibia's premier and leading mobile network operator has always called on fellow corporates to dig deep into their pockets and start investing in corporate social responsibilities and investment projects as well as sports.

"We applaud the Bidvest Group of Companies for the initiative and wish them all the success - similarly we indeed extend a word of congratulations to the NFA under the stewardship of John Muinjo - for the resoluteness and boldness in going out to source this lucrative deal with Bidvest. Indeed you have lived up to the adage of bringing the people's game to the people."

Ekandjo also applauded the public for attending MTC NPL weekend matches en masse.

"The record attendance during the past weekend is an encouraging sign of the direction that our football should take. We commend the football authorities and the clubs for excellent planning, coordination and the smooth running of the proceedings."

"It was certainly a positive image during this past Saturday's double header featuring Pirates, Stars, BA and Mighty Gunners which was [enhanced] by the good attendance, excellent security, great crowd behaviour, commendable ambience and no unnecessary long queues at the ticketing booths.

"We must not rest on our laurels and must compliment all involved to encourage continuity as such positive work will help restore the image of domestic football," Ekandjo urged.

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