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Capricorn expands sponsorship to U/19 team

2024-06-19  Staff Reporter

Capricorn expands sponsorship to U/19 team

Capricorn Group and its subsidiaries Capricorn Asset Management and Capricorn Private Wealth proudly announced the expansion of its sponsorship agreement with Cricket Namibia (CN) to include the U/19 women’s cricket team.

This further strengthens its commitment to developing women’s cricket in Namibia. 

The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the U/19 Capricorn Eagles' series against Zimbabwe in Windhoek on Monday.

It is in addition to the group’s sponsorship of the Namibian national women’s cricket team, known as the Capricorn Eagles.

Capricorn Group became the primary sponsor of women’s cricket in 2021. 

With the recent inclusion of the U/19 team, this sponsorship to date exceeds N$1,4 million in support of the development of women’s cricket. 

Capricorn Group’s financial support further enables CN to host festivals, training camps and competitions, creating a supportive environment for the sport’s growth. 

Additionally, the group contributes new equipment and essential resources for developing women’s cricket.

At the sponsorship announcement, Marlize Horn, Group Executive: Brand and Corporate Affairs, expressed her enthusiasm, stating that it is an honour to support the expansion of women’s cricket in Namibia by investing in the U/19 team. 

“Our continued support of women’s cricket in Namibia demonstrates the group’s commitment to making a positive impact on our communities. We take pride in our Capricorn Eagles, and are excited to be part of the journey to develop younger players.”

The group acknowledges the outstanding achievements of the Eagles, who have reached significant milestones, including a global ranking of 23rd and a top three position in Africa. 

Johan Muller, the CEO of CN, expressed gratitude to the group. “CN is extremely grateful for yet another area of support from Capricorn. 

They are official partners to our women’s side, and have been the reason for us to be able to drive and focus on the women’s game, and they further that support with the U/19 women’s team.

The women’s team will be known as the U/19 Capricorn Eagles. 

They will play in the upcoming qualifier, and hopefully qualify for the U/19 World Cup next year. 

We want to express our sincere thanks to them as a group, and for their continuous support towards cricket and specifically women’s cricket in this country,” said Muller. 

2024-06-19  Staff Reporter

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