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Standard Bank Namibia Enters Three-Year Deal With Namibia Football Association

04 / 14 / 14

Standard Bank Namibia "has agreed a three-year deal" with the Namibia FA to title sponsor a new football competition, according to SOCCEREX. The bank will pay N$3M ($290,000) to support the Standard Bank Super Cup, "an annual one-off match between the league champions and the winners of the Bidvest...

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