The Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) is delighted to announce that Telecom Namibia, using the TN Mobile brand, has signed a partnership agreement for the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup to be staged in Namibia from June 11-25.
TN Mobile will be the official Network and Technology Partner for the two-week festival of football that promises not only great entertainment, but also the chance to develop football in the Southern Africa region.
TN Mobile has a long history as a staunch supporter of football in the country and two years ago were the title sponsor for the 2014 TN Mobile African Women’s Championship, the first time the competition had a title sponsor.
“We are thrilled to partner with Telecom Namibia for the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup and welcome them on board for what is sure to be a fantastic festival of football. Telecom Namibia has a proven track-record of excellence and are a vital part of many Namibians’ lives with the communications services they provide to the country. We thank them for their support and look forward to enjoying the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup with them,” says COSAFA President Suketu Patel.
Oiva Angula, Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations for Telecom Namibia, says they are excited by the opportunity to be part of the tournament.
“TN Mobile, powered by Telecom Namibia, is very excited to be the Network and Technology Partner of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup. With COSAFA, we share the same values, the same spirit of sacrifice, teamwork, transparency and innovation,” Angula said.
“Our partnership with COSAFA will help to strengthen our TN Mobile brand at home and Southern Africa as a whole. In addition, this product exclusivity partnership with COSAFA allows us to build on and consolidate our successful association with football.
“The tournament offers TN Mobile new benefits: it extends TN Mobile’s football relevance to supporters around Namibia and Africa, and increases our brand awareness and helps to drive revenue growth.”
Telecom Namibia, which owns the TN Mobile brand, is Namibia’s only integrated ICT service provider and the leading broadband and backbone infrastructure services provider in the country. The company provides a diverse range of services including fixed, mobile, data, internet and digital solutions.
One of the key strategic objectives of Telecom Namibia is to drive broadband-based consumer and enterprise services by expanding the broadband footprint via Next Generation Network and National Backbone Network and Next generation access of WiMAX, ADSL2+, VDSL2, Optical fibre, Carrier-grade Wi-Fi and both fixed and mobile 3G/4G LTE technologies.
The COSAFA Castle Cup was first played in 1997 and welcomes the Democratic Republic of Congo as a guest nation for the 2016 installment.
Zambia and Zimbabwe each have four titles, while Angola and South Africa are three-time winners. Namibia’s victory in 2015 was their first.