Tura Magic says league title for the big boys as they aim to avoid relegation

15 Nov 2018 14:20pm
REHOBOTH, 15 NOV (NAMPA) – Katutura outfit Tura Magic are aiming to avoid relegation as they prepare to travel away to Walvis Bay to face the wounded Blue Waters on Sunday, assistant coach Fortune #Eichab said.
In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday ahead of their match against Blue Waters at the Kuisebmond Stadium at 15h00 on Sunday, #Eichab said they have prepared well.
“Our aim is to avoid relegation and in the same vein give young players the opportunity to play football at the highest level. The title belongs to the big boys and we will concentrate on playing good football,” he said.
He added that they will try and do the talking on the football pitch and see what the outcome will be.
“The first game is now history, we are going into the lion’s den in Walvis Bay. Facing Blue Waters on their home turf was never easy and will not be easy if you check the past results, but we hope to come away from the game with maximum points,” he said.
#Eichab said they will try and take revenge for last season’s 6-3 hammering by Omeya.
The Magicians, as they are also known, won their opening league fixture against Katutura giants Orlando Pirates 3-1 last Friday, while Blue Waters were beaten 1-0 by newly-promoted Young Brazilians in their opener last Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Namibia Premier League moved the weekend fixtures to Sunday due to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Namibia and Guinea-Bissau in Windhoek on Saturday.
A letter signed by league administrator, Joshua Tovey ||Hoëbeb and availed to Nampa said the International Federation of Association Football (Fifa) stipulates that no league matches should be played on the day when a national team is playing.
Mighty Gunners and rookies Young Brazilians will go up against each other at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo at 15h00, while Young African will face Life Fighters in Gobabis at Legare Stadium the same hour.
At Walvis Bay’s Kuisebmond Stadium, Eleven Arrows will confront African Stars at 17h00, right after the Blue Waters versus Tura Magic match.
Black Africa will visit Okahandja to face newcomers Okahandja United at the Nau Aib Stadium, while in Windhoek Civics will welcome returnees Julinho Sporting to the Sam Nujoma Stadium at 15h00, followed by Citizens entertaining University of Namibia Football Club at 17h00.
At the Sport Klub Windhoek Stadium at 15h00, Orlando Pirates will face the Shandumbala Boys, as Tigers are also called, in what promises to be a humdinger, with Pirates hoping to get their first three points of the campaign.