Trying to minimise mistakes: Kanalelo

22 Oct 2015 13:20pm
WINDHOEK, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – University of Namibia (UNAM) football team coach, Ronny Kanalelo said the team is currently on the right track of ending the first leg of the league in the top three.
After nine Namibia Premier League (NPL) games, UNAM are sixth on the log with 12 points, while Tigers are top of the log on 23 points. Black Africa is second on 20 points while African Stars is third on 17 points.
Round 10 and 11 of the NPL will continue this weekend with UNAM taking on Tura Magic come Saturday and then Black Africa on Sunday.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Kanalelo said his team is currently on the right track and they will not do anything special this weekend from what they have been doing since the league started.
“At the moment, I am happy the team is playing the type of football we want. I will not be happy to play boring football where players are just kicking the ball upfront to win. I don’t mind losing a game if we at least tried playing football,” said Kanalelo.
He added that playing Black Africa on Sunday will be business as usual and he does not have any motive or point to prove when he plays them.
“I had a professional relationship with Black Africa as their coach and on Saturday I will just focus on my team playing well and getting the points that we need to improve our log standing.
“I treat every team we play the same and looking at things right now, my team is improving by the day and we are just five points behind the team that is on third position,” stated Kanalelo.
Black Africa coach Woody Jacobs told this agency that he is more wary of playing smaller teams because they bring their best game on the day and going into the weekend, he will be looking forward to collecting six points.
“We want to be top of the log come next week when we get our break. During round eight and nine we had an indifference weekend and Tigers were the better side on that day as they pimped us from the top.
“I am aware of what type of difficult games we will be playing this weekend and UNAM is currently a good side under their new coach Ronny. They would want to prove a point of winning against their coach’s former team.
“Ronny is currently having a youthful UNAM team who are now playing good football and coming into this game, he would want to get the better of his old team and we will be going into this game ready and looking for the three points that will put us top of the log,” said Jacobs.

Round 10 and 11 fixtures are:

Saturday:
Tura Magic vs Black Africa at Sam Nujoma Stadium
Young Chiefs vs Citizens at Uukwangula Stadium
Rundu Chiefs vs Mighty Gunners at Rundu Sports Stadium
UNAM vs Flamingo at Unam Stadium

Sunday:
Tura Magic vs Flamingo at Sam Nujoma Stadium
Young Chiefs vs Mighty Gunners at Uukwangula Stadium
Rundu Chiefs vs Citizens at Rundu Sports Stadium
UNAM vs Black Africa at Unam Stadium

All games will start at 15h00.
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