14 Mar 2019 15:50pm
CORRECTING: REPLACING 'Namibia Football Association (NFA)' WITH 'Namibia Premier League (NPL)' IN SECOND PARA
WINDHOEK, 14 MAR (NAMPA) Black Africa coach Paulus Shipanga said his team is ready to face Tigers FC in the semi-finals of the Standard Bank Top Eight football competition.
The competition, organised by the Namibia Premier League (NPL), will this coming weekend see the first leg of the semi-finals being played at the Kuisebmond Stadium in the coastal town of Walvis Bay.
The return leg is scheduled for Windhoek on 30 March 2019.
In the semi-finals, Black Africa will lock horns with Tigers, while 2018 NPL and NFA Cup winners, African Stars will take on Tura Magic over two legs.
Speaking recently in an interview after his team defeated Life Fighters in a league match over the weekend, Shipanga said he was glad to have been drawn with Tigers in the semi-finals.
I always tell people football will humble you, and we currently have a tough task ahead of us with Tigers, but what makes me happy is seeing that our next fixture of the Standard Bank Top Eight will be played in Walvis Bay, where our team scores a lot of goals, he said.
The coach added that their target at the moment is to win every trophy they are competing in.
As a coach, your goal is to win everything you compete in, but as I usually say, football will humble you. With the first leg of the league coming to an end, we will now plan accordingly for this competition so we get positive results from these two legs, Shipanga said.
The winners of the competition will take home N.dollars 500 000. The losing semi-finalists will each receive N.dollars 125 00, while the runner-up will get N.dollars 250 000.