The exciting 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup quarterfinals draw pits Tura Magic against Civics in the pick of the action set for the Legare Stadium, Gobabis on 29 July as clubs vie for top honors in the flagship competition of the Namibia Football Association (NFA).
The draw took place on Wednesday at Football House to determine the clashes of the last eight remaining clubs in the lucrative Debmarine Namibia Cup following the last 16 round that was held at Mariental and Walvis Bay last month.
This time around, all road will face East of Windhoek as the Omaheke town of Gobabis host the quarterfinals for the cup and action will start at 11h00 with Mighty Gunners taking on Try Again and then Tura Magic and Civics takes to the field in the second game at 13h00.
Local –based side Premier League newcomers Young African will then take on Rundu Chiefs at 15h00 in the feast of football at the Legare Stadium and the final game of the day at 17h00 will see another Gobabis-based side Eastern Chiefs locking horns with Oshakati-based Premier league side Young Chiefs.
For the semifinals, dates and venues to be confirmed, the winner in the Mighty Gunners and Try Again clash will face the winner between Civics and Tura Magic, while the winner between Young Africa and Rundu Chiefs will face the winner from the match between Young Chiefs and Eastern Chiefs.
Each club for the quarterfinals received a playing kit on Wednesday and will in addition get N$ 20 000 for travel and preparations, and the same treat will apply for the semifinals as well. The fees will also be increased to N$ 30 0000 for the two finalists.
Each Man of the Match will receive N$ 1500 in the quarterfinals; N$ 2000 in the semifinals and N$ 5000 in the final match and he will have to select a charity of his choice that will receive an equivalent amount.
Salatuel Kaunatjike scored in extra time to guide Young African to their first ever Debmarine Namibia Cup triumph as they defeated Mighty Gunners 3-2 in a thrilling final played at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis on Saturday afternoon.
Former United Stars head coach and National Under-20 (U20) assistant coach, Shakes Malembu has been appointed as the new coach of Rundu Chiefs on a six-month contract.
Ricardo Mannetti will make changes to the starting line-up to face Zambia on Monday night, 21h00, Namibian time, for the Group B top of the table clash with one eye on the quarterfinals scheduled for Saturday, 27 January at the 2018 Africa Nations Champio