NFA president calls on Corporate Namibia to rally behind Brave Warriors

KORHOGO: Namibian Football Association (NFA) President, Robert Shimooshili, has appealed to individuals and corporate entities in Namibia to support the national football team’s impressive performance in their opening match at the African Cup of Nations currently underway in Ivory Coast.

Addressing the team on Wednesday night at the athlete’s village in Korhoho, Shimooshil pledged N.dollars 150 000 of his own money to the team and said appreciating what the team has achieved cannot only come by word of mouth.

‘I challenge the Namibian nation, those who can support the team in whatever way they can to do so. The Namibia people are saying they love the team and are supporting them, so we need to mean what we are saying as we need to take care of the team,’ he said.

Shimooshili added that the team left their families back home to focus on a national assignment which he believes they should be incentivised for.

‘We must lead by example and for what the team has done. I pledged N.doolars 150 000 and those who
are in a position to please also give your pledges to the office. We believe in the team’s potential so the contribution should not be seen as just financial support but a vote of confidence in the resilience and determination displayed by the Brave Warriors as they brought honour and pride to the nation,’ said Shimooshili.

Speaking at the same occasion, PST Bet Founder and CEO, Steve Hamunyela also pledged an amount of N.dollars 150,000 towards the Brave Warriors.

‘I just wanted to tell you that PST Bet is very proud of your achievements and we love you therefore tonight (Wednesday) we are going to transfer N.dollars 150 000 for what you did yesterday (Tuesday),’ he said.

The pledges come after Namibia’s historic 1-0 victory over Tunisia in their opening match at the 2023 Ivory Coast TotalEnergies African Cup of Nations on Tuesday evening.

Namibia is in Group E of the competition, alongside Tunisia, Mali, and South Africa. Their next match in the competition is against South Africa on Sunday, before trav
eling to San Pedro to play their last group match against Mali on Wednesday.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency