Mbakera steps down as Tigers coach

04 Feb 2019 18:20pm
WINDHOEK, 04 FEB (NAMPA) – Mervin Mbakera has stepped down as head coach of Tigers Football Club with immediate effect on Monday.
Mbakera took over as head coach after Woody Jacobs resigned as coach of the Shandumbala-based outfit before the start of the 2018/2019 MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) season.
After 10 NPL games the former Tigers player has two wins, five draws, and three defeats to his name and leaves the club in ninth position with 11 points.
Upon enquiry on Monday, Mbakera told Nampa that he enjoyed his days at Tigers as coach, but the time has come to give someone else an opportunity to lead the team.
“I am stepping down as coach because I want to protect my friendship with the people I have grown to know and have been friends with for a long time,” he said.
He noted that his dream is to now see the club doing well as it continues to fight for the number one spot in the league.
“I am really proud of how the club’s management has supported me throughout my stay as a coach, but I don’t think I can continue being the coach anymore and I wish the club all the best going forward,” said Mbakera.