UNAM Rugby Club targets 33rd Premier League win

08 Mar 2018 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) - The University of Namibia (UNAM) Rugby Club has vowed to continue its dominance in the local league when the 2018 rugby season kicks off on Saturday.
The university team has won the Namibian club rugby Premier League title three years in a row and is also, currently, the only club in the league that has not lost a game in their last 32 encounters.
They clinched their first league title in 2015.
UNAM Rugby Club head coach, Johan Diergaardt told Nampa on Thursday his team has to prepare very well for their opponents who will come down hard on them throughout the season.
“This weekend we are facing Western Suburbs and we know it's not going to be an easy game. Suburbs will come down hard on us, but we had good pre-season training which I believe will help us on Saturday,” he said.
Diergaardt also said they want to continue taking the club to greater heights and hopefully, win their fourth premiership title.
“I know as a team we have won 32 games in a row, but I keep telling the players we still have a lot of work ahead of us if we want to maintain our record and if the players also want to be competitive like those who play in South Africa and elsewhere,” he said.
The coach added that he has improved his squad with a lot of young players and their goal going into this weekend's league opener is to improve their winning streak to 33 games in a row.
“We have signed more players to beef up our squad and I hope the team will continue doing what we did last season. I know Suburbs will come out guns blazing but we have prepared well to get results and put smiles on our fans’ faces,” he said.