05 Aug 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 05 AUG (NAMPA) Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit, Black Africa Football Club, has signed Woody Jacobs as its new coach for the 2015/16 Namibia Premier League (NPL) season.
Jacobs was previously with African Stars whom he won the 2014/15 NPL season with.
He quit African Stars last month after guiding the team to the final of the Dr Hage Geingob Cup, during which they lost 0-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.
Speaking at a media conference when the team received Metropolitan Namibia/Swabou Life-branded sportswear here on Wednesday, Black Africa Chairperson, Ranga Haikali said Jacobs has already started with his duties.
The appointment of Jacobs is effective from 01 August 2015, running over a two-year period.
Black Africa has followed an intensive recruitment process where various coaches were subjected to a comprehensive interview process. The outcome of the interview panel was unanimous in finding Woody Jacobs as the most suitable candidate for the vacancy of head coach for the four-time champions, he said.
Haikali added that the club has retained the services of highly experienced coach, Otto Landsberg to deputise Jacobs.
He told Nampa after the ceremony that the new coachs immediate and urgent objective is to retain the NPL title, plus to win every football competition they participate in.
Speaking to the same occasion, Jacobs said he was delighted to be made the new coach of Black Africa (BA) and he is looking forward to his new challenge.
It is a great honour for me to be part of this great BA brand. I have coached almost all big clubs in the country apart from Black Africa.
Being at African Stars was great but I felt unwanted, and joining BA will be a new chapter that I am looking forward to cherish, since BA has a good track record of coaches in the past years. I am hopeful I can emulate what they have done here, he said.