African Stars confirm Samaria as coach

17 Dec 2018 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 17 DEC (NAMPA) – African Stars Football Club has confirmed Bobby Samaria as its coach for the next three years, following the sacking of Robert Nauseb last week.
Nauseb was sacked as coach following Stars’ 5-1 defeat at the hands of rivals, Black Africa, during the MTC Namibia Premier League recently.
That defeat and subsequent firing of Nauseb came just six days before their match against Orlando Pirates of South Africa in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League first leg in South Africa this past Saturday.
“Samaria is now the man in charge. We have engaged Nauseb with regards to his 20 months that remain in his contract. The finer details of the contract between the coach and Stars remain confidential,” Stars chairman Patrick Kauta told a media briefing Monday.
When announcing the sacking of Nauseb, Kauta said they had considered the team’s results under Nauseb, noting that they had conceded too many goals, while losing 50 per cent of the matches in the league.
Salomo Hei, the club’s executive director, refused to divulge what the agreement between Nauseb and Stars was, but said they had parted ways amicably.
“The long and short of it is that contracts always protect both parties. They are not one-sided. The decision to terminate his contract came after he submitted a technical report on the team’s performance,” Hei explained.
Before his sacking, Nauseb took charge of six games for Stars - four in the NPL and two in the CAF Champions League.
He won two and lost two NPL matches, and the team qualified to the next round of the champions league through an away draw and home victory over Volcan Club de Moroni of Comoros in the preliminary round.