Woody Jacobs quits Pirates, joins Tigers

07 Dec 2017 11:30am
By Maqonda Ndlovu
WINDHOEK, 07 DEC (NAMPA) – Orlando Pirates coach Woody Jacobs has quit the Katutura giants, after what he termed “lack of appreciation” from the football club.
Jacobs confirmed this to Nampa on Wednesday evening after witnessing the match between Pirates and the University of Namibia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Jacobs tendered his resignation on Wednesday morning.
“I decided to leave Pirates because I felt I was not being appreciated by the management. I sent in my letter of resignation and they accepted it. No hard feelings from my side; it is on to the next project,” he said.
Jacobs added that he had received several offers from various clubs and decided on Tigers.
“I am can confirm that I will sign with Tigers on Thursday afternoon. I would like to thank the Pirates’ management, fans and mostly the players for the opportunity. I wish them all the best,” he said.
Jacobs, who won the 2014/15 Namibia Premier League title as Black Africa coach, said he was sad to leave Pirates as he had worked hard to assemble the team following the resumption of the league mid-October this year.
Jacobs said he had managed to convince certain players to come to the club, and he is now sad to be leaving them.
He joined Pirates in September 2016 on a two-year contract.
Pirates Chief Executive Officer Niklaas Kisilipile told this agency Thursday that while they would have loved to continue their relationship with Jacobs, they could not stand in his way as he decided to jump ship.
“Ivan Namaseb will be acting coach until the end of the first round of our matches,” said Kisilipile.
He added they will review their position with regards to the technical team at the end of the first leg of NPL matches.