S.A duo scheduled for Namibia showdown |
Event: Dr. Hage Geingob Cup (pre-season tournament)
Date: 06 – 07 August 2016
Teams: Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Tigers FC and fourth side from Namibia
Venue: The Independence Stadium, (Windhoek, Namibia).
Orlando Pirates will participate in pre-season tournament as part of their pre-season camp according to club website. The tournament is scheduled take place in August from the 06-07 and will be played in Namibia in Windhoek. They will be joined by newly crowned PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns. Four clubs namely Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, Tigers FC and fourth side from Namibia will participate in DR. Hage Geingob Cup .
The cup is named after the Namibian State president Dr. Geingob, who is also the patron of the competition.
Club Administrator, Mr. Floyd Mbele who represented the Buccaneers at the launch of the cup in Windhoek yesterday expressed his delight at the prospect of partaking in such a highly competitive event prior to the start of the upcoming 2016 / 2017 Season.
“We accepted the invitation to play in this four team tournament involving two South African sides in the form of Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns who are coincidentally the two time defending champions of the Cup, said Mbele.
Mbele further elaborated on the format of the competition adding that, “The two SA sides will face off against Namibian opposition in the form of the local Premier League Champions, Tigers FC and a fourth sides to be decided from a pool of 15 Namibian Premier Division teams via a national campaign where the Namibian public will be afforded an opportunity to vote in the 4th team via a sms voting system”.