Stars part ways with Nauseb, recall Samaria

11 Dec 2018 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 11 DEC (NAMPA) – African Stars have parted ways with their coach, Robert ‘Baggio’ Nauseb for having performed badly in the four matches played in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) so far this season.
This was confirmed by the club’s Chairperson Patrick Kauta to Nampa on Monday.
He said the club has thus recalled Coach Bobby Samaria until the end of the season.
“We have agreed that we part ways with coach Nauseb and we have also called back Samaria to prepare the team with immediate effect. He already took charge of the training session this morning,” he added.
The decision to release the coach from his contract, the chairperson explained, has been forthcoming.
“We have been conceding a lot in the four matches we played. We currently have a negative two when it comes to our goal difference, and that is not a good record for the defending champions. Also if amateurs score five goals past you, how many will the professionals score?” Kauta asked referring to Stars’ next opponents, Orlando Pirates of South Africa.
He further pointed out that they had decided to recall Samaria because he is the one who assembled the current team, hence he can quickly put to an end, what he termed as “the current rot.”
“Save for a few players, Bobby (Samaria) assembled this team. He knows the players so he can easily rally the boys and make sure we play well against Pirates,” Kauta concluded.
Under Nauseb, Stars played six matches, four in the NPL and two in the African Champions League.
They won two and lost two in NPL while conceding seven and scoring five.
They drew one and won one in the Champions League.
Efforts to get comments from Nauseb proved fruitless as his phone was unreachable.
(NAMPA)
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