'We are still far from winning the title': Isaacs

23 Nov 2015 14:30pm


Tigers Football Club coach Brian Isaacs says the Namibian Premier League (NPL) season is too long and his team cannot afford to relax now despite leading the log after 14 NPL games. Round 13 of the NPL kicked off here on Sunday, with current log leaders Tigers beating Orlando Pirates 1-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Going into their Sunday fixture, log leaders Tigers beat Civics 1-0 on Wednesday, while Pirates beat African Stars on Friday also by single goal to move to second place on the log with 22 points. On Sunday, a single goal by Benyamin Nenkavu in the first half extended Tigers' undefeated run to 13 games out of the 14 to be played in the first leg of the 2015/16 NPL season.

Speaking to the media after their Sunday game, Tigers coach Brian Isaacs who won four NPL titles in a row with Black Africa from the 2010/11 to 2013/14 seasons said it is still a little early for people to tip Tigers as the title favourites.

"I am happy we won our game against Pirates today to remain undefeated in the league thus far. As a coach I am happy to collect the three points plus extend our lead at the top. At the moment we are not title favourites because we still have 15 games to play in the league. The most important thing at the moment is to just keep on accumulating more points as you don't know what will happen when the second leg starts," said Isaacs.

Tigers are currently top of the log with 33 points after 14 NPL games, while Black Africa are second on the log on 27 points after collecting maximum points over the weekend when they beat Rundu Chiefs 1-0 on Saturday. They finished off their weekend with a 3-1 win over Oshakati-based Young Chiefs at the Independence Stadium on Sunday.

Going into the last game of the first leg next week, Tiger are leading the second team on the log by six points. Isaacs is of the opinion that the second leg of the league will be more hectic as every team will be looking forward to dethrone them. (NAMPA) HK/CT/AS