22 May 2014 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 22 MAY (NAMPA) African Stars Football Club (FC) coach Woody Jacobs says he has a big pool of players to select from for their three games within five days.
The Namibia Premier League (NPL) club have been selected by their supporters to play in the inaugural Dr. Hage Geingob Cup against South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) 2013/2014 winner Mamelodi Sundowns FC on Sunday at the Independence Stadium.
This competition was initiated to serve as a legacy to Geingob, the patron of Namibian football.
On Friday, Stars will play against NPL leaders Black Africa at the Sam Nujoma stadium and against Tigers on Tuesday next week, also in a league match.
Stars are currently six points behind Black Africa, who have 42 points.
Jacobs said they are ready for all games, adding that playing against Sundowns is a dream which every coach and/or player thinks of.
Every player and coach dreams of playing against a big team from South Africa, and in such games, you do not need to motivate your players - they are already motivated, he enthused.
The coach added that their focus is now on Friday nights match.
I just pray that the players stay fit and healthy for all our games, but my main focus right now is our game against Black Africa on Friday night as a win will be very crucial for us, he stated.
He noted that playing three games in five days might be a blessing for them.
Playing more games might help with our players not to lose their momentum, while we are preparing for the final of the Bidvest Namibia Cup next month, noted Jacobs.