10 Jan 2019 12:30pm
REHOBOTH, 10 JAN (NAMPA) The coach of Namibia Premier League rookies Young Brazilians has said his team will not roll over for Black Africa when they meet in the NPL fixture at Windhoeks Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday.
Tolla Julius, who coaches Dakaza Boys as Young Brazilians are also known, told Nampa on Thursday the team is ready to fight for at least one point away from home.
The two teams met in a pre-season friendly in Keetmanshoop last year in a match that ended two-all, but Julius said a lot has changed for both teams since then.
Black Africa is on top of the log as they have been consistent, but it will not stop us from getting a result against them. We are not here to roll over and allow them to do what they want with us, so they should expect a tough match from us, Julius said.
He said the team is physically and mentally prepared and will go out to fight for their fans.
I am calling on all southerners in Windhoek to go to the stadium in numbers and cheer on the boys, he said.
Meanwhile, Lively Lions coach Paulus Wire Shipanga said his team will keep their winning momentum going and will not settle for anything less than a win.
A team like Black Africa goes out on to the field for one thing and that is to get maximum points. We have been preparing well for the clash and will do the job on Sunday, he said.
Shipanga said so far, the season has been good and once the transfer window opens again he would like to strengthen his team with a goalkeeper, right and left back players and a striker.
We have 22 players now and will like to add five more players as we are still to compete in the Debmarine and the Standard Bank Top 8 Cup, he said.
The two teams are separated by five points with Black Africa topping the log with 16 points, while Young Brazilians are fourth on 11 points.