Black Africa aiming for Super Cup win

15 Sep 2014 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 15 SEP (NAMPA) - Black Africa aims to win their first major cup competition when they take on rivals African Stars at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the 2014 Standard Bank Super Cup on 27 September.
The Super Cup is a once-off game played between the winner of the Namibia Premier League (NPL), and the winner of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Bidvest Namibia Cup.
Black Africa (BA) are the reigning NPL winners, and will take on African Stars, the back-to-back winners of the Bidvest Namibia Cup in the inaugural edition of the Super Cup.
A statement availed to Nampa by the NFA on Monday said Black Africa coach Brian Isaacs says the fact that his side has not won a Cup competition for the past few seasons gives them extra motivation to stake a claim at the Super Cup.
“We have won the league four times now but we have done terrible in Cup competitions over the past few years. Come 27 September, it will be an opportunity for us to reclaim our status as Cup kings of local football and it doesn’t come better than beating Stars,” he was quoted as saying in the statement.
Isaacs believes the match will be very specials as it pits the league winners against the NFA Cup winners.
“Surely there will be no love lost. It is a great game to be part of as coach and I’m looking forward to it. Stars are always dangerous, but we are working very hard to make sure we take this one,” he said.
The reigning MTC Premiership Coach of the Year called on BA fans to support the team in numbers.
“We won four league titles with our supporters and we need them more than ever to take the Super Cup… I therefore call on our supporters to come and cheer us on so that we can again, win it together,” he said.
Isaacs also confirmed that dazzling midfielder Willy Stephanus is back with the team after undergoing trials at Maritzburg United in South Africa. BA has a full complement of players to choose from, with Costa Angula who joined Free State Stars in South Africa being the only exit from the club in the off-season.
The winner of the Super Cup will receive N.dollars 500 000, and the loser N.dollars 200 000. Tickets for the match are going for N.dollars 30 each at Computicket outlets at Checkers and Shoprite countrywide.