Tigers ready to redeem themselves after UNAM draw

16 Apr 2015 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 16 APR (NAMPA) - Tigers Football Club’s (FC) head coach Bobby Samaria says his team is ready to redeem themselves after being held to a goalless draw by the University of Namibia (UNAM)'s team last weekend.
Samaria told Nampa on Thursday it was unfortunate that they dropped a point when they where held to a 0-0 draw by UNAM but they are ready to pick up the points that they lost.
He said his team is still optimistic that they will end in the top five teams at the end of the 2014/2015 season.
Tigers are currently third on the log standings with 45 points, following Black Africa at 47 points, and Stars at 56.
Samaria said he is however disappointed in the fixtures, as he feels his team is at a disadvantage by the fact that they will not have a day off to rest, while their opponents for the Sunday game will have two days off before the match.
He explained that Orlando Pirates, which they will be facing on Sunday, will have Friday and Saturday off after playing Rebels on Thursday.
Samaria said they have complained about the fixtures but as nothing has been changed, they will take it as it is and give it their best shot on both Saturday and Sunday.
Tigers will face Mighty Gunners FC at 13h00 on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Approached for comment regarding the fixtures, Namibia Premier League (NPL) League Administrator, Joshua Hoebeb said they do not give any teams advantages and the teams could consult each other if they have a problem with the fixtures.

The weekend fixtures are as follows:

Saturday, 18 April:
Sam Nujoma Stadium
Black Africa vs Blue Waters at 15h00

Independence Stadium
Civics vs Benfica at 18h00
Citizens vs Touch & Go at 20h00

UNAM Stadium
UNAM vs Eleven Arrows at 15h00

Rundu Sport Stadium
United Stars vs Tura Magic at 13h00
Julinho Sporting vs Africa Stars at 15h00

Sunday, 19 April:
Sam Nujoma Stadium
Black Africa vs Eleven Arrows at 11h00
Rebels vs Mighty Gunners at 13h00

Independence Stadium
Citizens vs Benfica at 13h00
Civics vs Touch & Go at 15h00

UNAM Stadium
UNAM vs Blue Waters at 13h00

Rundu Sport Stadium
Julinho Sporting vs Tura Magic at 11h00
United Stars vs Africa Stars at 13h00