Black Africa hunting fifth NPL title

05 Mar 2015 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 05 MAR (NAMPA) – Namibia Premier League (NPL) defending champions Black Africa Football Club (FC) and archrival Orlando Pirates will on Sunday compete in their umpteenth Katutura derby at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Black Africa (BA) are second on the log with 37 points while Pirates are fifth with 32 points. African Stars are the current log leaders with 47 points.
Speaking at a media conference in the capital on Wednesday, Black Africa captain Marvin Katire said the match is part of a crucial series of games for them, and losing these games will put a dent in their hunt for their fifth title.
“At the moment, all that matters is the three points and whoever comes our way should know that. As a team we already know we will have tough opponents who are focused on collecting the much-needed three points, but BA wants to retain their title. I therefore call on all our supporters to come in numbers and cheer behind the team on Saturday and Sunday,” said Katire.
Pirates’ captain Valton van Staden said that they do not need motivation when they take on BA in what will be the biggest clash of the weekend.
“The coach has been motivating us ahead of the game, but at the moment it all depends on what the players will do on the football field and by the look of things, everyone in the team has positive body language ahead of our biggest game of the weekend,” stated Van Staden.

The fixtures:

Saturday:

Sam Nujoma Stadium:
Orlando Pirates vs Unam

Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo:
Mighty Gunners vs Black Africa

Oscar Norich Stadium:
Benfica vs Tigers

Otavi Stadium:
Touch & Go vs Rebels

Rundu Sports Stadium:
United Stars vs Civics
Julinho Sporting vs Citizens

Kuisebmund Stadium:
Blue Waters vs African Stars
Eleven Arrows vs Tura Magic

Sunday:

Sam Nujoma Stadium:
Orlando Pirates vs Black Africa

Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo:
Mighty Gunners vs Unam

Oscar Norich Stadium:
Benfica vs Rebels

Otavi Stadium:
Touch & Go vs Tigers

Rundu Sports Stadium:
United Stars vs Citizens
Julinho Sporting vs Civics

Kuisebmund Stadium:
Blue Waters vs Tura Magic
Eleven Arrows vs African Stars
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