11 Aug 2014 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 AUG (NAMPA) - Former Tigers Football Club (FC) striker Pinehas Jakob has followed in the footsteps of his former teammate Ananias Gebhardt by joining champions Black Africa.
Jakob was introduced to Black Africa (BA) supporters as the clubs new signing for the 2014/15 season during the clubs gala dinner hosted here on Saturday evening.
The midfielder-cum-striker earlier joined South African football Premiership outfit Amazulu FC last season, but was recently released after falling down in the teams pecking order.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Jakob said he decided to join the four-time Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Namibia Premier League champions because he wanted a new environment and challenge.
I signed a two-year contract with Black Africa, and I want to prove myself at the team. It will not be easy to just walk into their starting 11 as BA has good players, and I want competition, he noted.
He added that the teams management and coaching staff have welcomed him well and right now, he feels at home.
BA coach Brian Isaacs told this agency that signing the striker is a bonus any coach would wish for.
Last season, we struggled with goalscoring, and Jakob is an excellent addition to our team.
He is a player of good calibre, and will be a major boost to our squad because since he joined the team, he has shown what a hardworking player he is.
Also, coming from a professional set-up in South Africa means he has a lot to contribute, the coach stated.
Isaacs said the team is looking into adding more players as everyone else will want to get their hands on the trophy, which they have defended well for the past four seasons.
Our captain and defender Da Costa Angula is no longer with the club as he joined a club in South Africa (Free State Stars), and we are currently looking at bringing in a central defender to fill the gap left by Angula because he will be very difficult to replace.
We are also looking at other positions in the team which need to be filled, the coach stated.