26 Jul 2015 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JUL (NAMPA) South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) outfit Mamelodi Sundowns won the Dr Hage Geingob Cup for the second time in a row after beating African Stars here on Saturday.
Sundowns also won the trophy in the competitions inaugural year in 2014, also against Stars, winning 1-0.
On Saturday, Sundowns defeated Stars by the same scoreline.
The goal came via Surprise Moriri in the 20th minute of the game.
Stars missed several goal-scoring chances in the game.
Speaking to Nampa after the game, Stars coach Woody Jacobs said his players gave it their best, and he was happy his new signings stepped up to the plate.
I am really proud the boys played very well today just like I instructed them and playing in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup is good preparation for the forthcoming Namibia Premier League (NPL) season, he said.
Stars signed players from Rebels Football Club that was relegated to the Southern Stream First Division for the 2015/16 season, as well as Touch & Go which was relegated to the North-West First Division for the 2015/16 season. The club also signed two foreign players.
The new signings are Marius Kotze, Obrey Amseb and Ivan Kamberipa (Rebels); and Romario Mans (Touch & Go); Trust Mkandawiria (Power Dynamo in Zambia), Wellington Maposa (Township Rollers in Botswana).
Jacobs added that the new players will make an impact in the team when the 2015/16 NPL season starts next month.
This year, N.dollars 7 million has been allocated for the Dr Hage Geingob Cup.
From this amount, the Namibian teams will each receive an appearance fee of N.dollars 350 000.
The appearance fees for Mamelodi Sundowns and Primeiro de Agosto could not be availed due to contractual agreements.
It is not clear how much the winner of the cup walks away with.