Kanalelo to reinforce his defence in 2018

19 Dec 2017 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 DEC (NAMPA) – Getting more defensive players tops the University of Namibia Football Club coach’s list when the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League (NPL) transfer window opens in 2018.
UNAM FC collected three points from a possible six over the weekend against Chief Santos and Young Chiefs, to finish in fifth position with 25 points at the end of the first leg of the 2017/18 NPL season.
Speaking to Nampa on Sunday after his team’s 2-1 defeat against Oshakati-based NPL outfit Young Chiefs, coach Ronny Kanalelo said UNAM FC’s target was to finish on 30 points at the end of the first leg.
“I wanted to close off the first leg with maximum six points or at least four points from the two games we played, but we failed to do that since we only got three points. The players are now going to lose out on their bonus as it was either four points or six for them to get it, but it’s a learning curve for them too,” he said.
He added that when the transfer window opens, he is going into the market to reinforce his defence.
“We are going into the market especially on the defence line, because we need reinforcement. I am forced to play Edmund Kambanda in the defence through lack of choice, but when the window opens, I will get a defender so [Kambanda] can play in the right position for the team,” Kanalelo said.
He stated that with a number of his key players being injured throughout the season, he would like to add more players to his squad so they can fill up the gaps in case the situation repeats itself in the second leg.
“I had a disciplinary issue yesterday (Saturday) with a player who went to play bush football and in the morning before our game he was 300 kilometres from here. That shows we have to start looking for new players, because we can’t keep players who prefer bush football to organised football,” said Kanalelo.