Our aim is to win the league: Isaacs

28 Jan 2016 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 28 JAN (NAMPA) – Tigers Football Club (FC) players are in the right mindset and will do all they can to lift the league trophy they have missed out on for so long, their coach said on Wednesday.
Coach Brian Isaacs said he will use his experience and help Tigers win its first Namibia Premier League (NPL) title since independence in 1990.
The only time Tigers lifted the league trophy was in 1985, when it was still called the Namibia National Soccer League.
Tigers are currently top of the 2015/16 NPL season with 41 points from 17 games played thus far.
The NPL consists of 16 football teams, and a team is required to play 30 games per season.
Speaking during a media conference that was held at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) on Wednesday, Isaacs said Tigers are currently in top form and he might help them win the most prestigious trophy that is currently missing in their trophy cabinet.
“Being top of the log in the league is pressure. But I have been in the same situation before when I coached Black Africa, and I will use the experience I gained in the past to help the team win the league.
“My objective at the moment is to not lose a single game in the 2015/16 season, and any team that wants to beat us must come with all their artillery because we are going to shoot down whoever comes our way and stop us from winning the league,” he said.
Isaacs won the league four times in a row from the 2010/11 to the 2013/14 season as coach of Black Africa - the only football team in Namibia to have lifted the title 10 times since the start of the Namibia National Soccer League in 1985.
“I have installed belief in the players that nothing is impossible and winning the league is something they can do, and they are currently giving me 100 per cent on the field.
“Things will be different this time around at Tigers because I don’t know what other coaches did differently before me to not win the league. We have our own way of doing things now.”