NSC sponsors African Stars for Luanda trip

13 Feb 2014 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 13 FEB (NAMPA) - The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) on Wednesday handed over N.dollars 50 000 to African Stars Football Club to assist them for their trip to Luanda, Angola.
African Stars will face Petro Atletico de Luanda of Angola in the second leg of their Orange Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations’ Cup preliminary game.
Stars won the first leg 2-0 here last Friday.
They qualified to play CAF Confederations’ Cup qualifiers by virtue of winning the Bidvest Namibia Cup in 2013.
Sports Commissioner Elize Petersen said during the handing-over function that the team has indeed played outside the country before, but this time around the country needs good results.
“You have developed into a winning team, and this is what we want you to be,” she noted.
Petersen stressed that discipline and training are very important, and players should abide by it.
She also urged them to be drug-free when they go to Angola, and to play fair.
On his part, Stars’ team manager Lesley Kozonguizi thanked the government for providing a bus to transport Stars’ fans to Luanda to watch the match.
He said it is expensive for them to take part in games of this kind.
Kozonguizi also called on the nation to refrain from bad behaviour, such as throwing cans onto the field when teams are playing.
He then assured Stars’ fans and the general public that they are going to repeat what they did here on Friday - defeating Petro Atletico de Luanda.
Stars will depart with a team of 18 players and a host of officials for Luanda on Friday, and will return on Tuesday.
All players are injury-free.