Fans the length and breadth of Namibia will get to view the most coveted prize in Southern African football when the COSAFA Castle Cup Trophy Tour makes its way through the country’s streets ahead of the 2016 tournament to be played in Windhoek from June 11-25.
Namibia are the current holders after their heroics in winning the silverware in South Africa last year and their legions of fans can relive that glory when the COSAFA Castle Cup Trophy Tour comes to their neighbourhoods next month.
Fans will get a chance to be seen with the trophy ahead of the Brave Warriors’ defence when the tour takes in four venues in the weeks leading up to the COSAFA Castle Cup tournament.
Over and above the trophy tour, there will also be a 24-hour 5-a-side football match played June 4-5 at Football for Hope Centre, Katatura, bringing a unique occasion for fans to enjoy in a day-long feast of football.
The COSAFA Castle Cup Trophy Tour will begin its journey in southern Namibia city of Keetmanshoop from May 7-9 where fans will get to enjoy great activations from Castle Lager and also get to meet some legends of Namibian and Southern African football who are ambassadors for this year’s competition.
The next stop on the COSAFA Castle Cup Trophy Tour will be the coastal city of Swakopmund on May 14-16 where there will be more fun and festivities for fans to enjoy.
The roadshow moves on to Oshakati in the far north of the country from May 21-23, before it ends in Rundu between May 28-30.
“The COSAFA Castle Cup Trophy Tour has been designed to give as many consumers as possible access to the excitement of the tournament. We encourage consumers to join us at all the various stops to experience the pre-tournament excitement and meet some of their national heroes,” says Zama Hlophe, Marketing Manager for Castle Lager Africa.
“The fact that we are taking the trophy to all four corners of the country shows our commitment to give Namibians and their SuperFans a taste of the COSAFA Castle Cup action wherever they may be.
“In 2016 Castle Lager is bringing together the SuperFans from all the countries around the region to support their teams in their pursuit of the title of champion. Our SuperFans campaign brings consumes together to do something great for our football and brings to life the best of our region – our football and our people.”
The 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup will also be played under the banner of the ‘Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa’ campaign which seeks to educate citizens on prevention and detection of the disease.
The cause is one that is fully supported by Namibia’s dynamic First Lady Monica Geingos, who has thanked COSAFA for their support.
“I am deeply touched by the decision to theme the COSAFA Castle Cup tournament under the banner of “Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa”. I accept, with deep gratitude, to be this initiative’s champion. Thank-you once again for strengthening our cancer advocacy efforts,” Mrs Geingos said.
Finally, the teams competing in the second week of the COSAFA Castle Cup will pay a visit to venues in Windhoek and Rehoboth on June 20 to inspire youngsters and host coaching clinics.