local soccer 19.5.2016 03:02 pm

Pirates and Sundowns to play in Dr Hage Geingob Cup

Issa Sarr is challenged Keagan Dolly at Orlando Stadium (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Issa Sarr is challenged Keagan Dolly at Orlando Stadium (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Pre-season preparations have already started at Orlando Pirates, with the team set to participate in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup along with league champions Mamelodi Sundowns scheduled to take place over two days from August 6 to August 7, at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia.

Pirates administrator Floyd Mbele represented the team at the launch of the competition, which took place at Windhoek on Wednesday.

“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,” Mbele told the club’s website.

“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.”

The cup is named after the Namibian State president Dr. Geingob, who is also the patron of the competition.

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