01 Feb 2018 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 01 FEB (NAMPA) - Rundu Chiefs Football Club head coach Shakes Malembu says they will only have themselves to blame if they fail to get good results when they face Chief Santos and Young Chiefs over the weekend.
The Rundu-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit now has two more games to play which they did not complete during the first round of the 2017/18 NPL season.
Chiefs, who had three games remaining, played one of their games in Rundu last weekend. They beat Mighty Gunners 3-2 to move from the bottom of the log where they were routed at the end of the first leg in December 2017.
This weekend, Rundu Chiefs will play Chief Santos in Tsumeb on Saturday and then Young Chiefs on Sunday in Oshakati.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Malembu said as a team they have their fate in their own hands if they are to survive relegation this season.
Our goal going into this weekend is to collect maximum points. We have prepared well for these two games and I expect us to do well when we step on to the field of play over the weekend, he said.
After their win against Mighty Gunners, Rundu Chiefs are 14th on the log, level on 13 points with Chief Santos, who are 15th on the log. Young Chiefs are bottom of the log on 11 points.
Malembu added that their win against Mighty Gunners over the weekend was a much-needed boost for the team.
We are prepared to absorb the pressure over the weekend against Young Chiefs who are also bottom of the log. If we get results from them on Sunday that will place us in a better position on the log standing, which is a good thing for us ahead of the second leg which starts later this month, Malembu said.
If the Rundu-based outfit wins both their weekend games, they will move up to seventh on the log with 19 points. Mighty Gunners are currently seventh on the log on 17 points.