Eleven Arrows to up their tempo

04 May 2019 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 MAY (NAMPA) – Eleven Arrows head coach Robert Nauseb says his team will treat its remaining league games as cup finals if they are to realise their dream of having a good finish on the log standing.
Nauseb said this to Nampa on Friday night after his team’s goalless draw against Citizens during Round 23 of the 2018/19 MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) fixture at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
The coach said his team had a tough week due to injuries suffered by his players over the week.
“We played five games in a space of seven days which is really not easy. We are currently having a couple of players out with injuries and flu, but I am confident the young lads still in the team will deliver when called upon,” he said.
Nauseb added that going forward his soldiers will treat each of their remaining fixtures as cup finals.
“There is a lot of pressure in the league at the moment as everyone is collecting points. And if we don’t collect points we will soon be bottom as all those below us are doing well too,” he expressed.
The coach stated that the coastal-based outfit’s goal during the 2018/19 MTC NPL season is to end up in the top eight.
“Our aim is to finish in the top five or sixth when the league concludes later this month, therefore we are going to play our remaining six matches as cup finals. We either collect a point or all three,” said Nauseb.
After their draw against Citizens on Friday night, Arrows are still 10th on the log standing with 25 points from 23 games and Citizens remain seventh on the log with 33 points from 23 games.
Black Africa are top of the log on 48 points from 22 games and African Stars who are second on the log are six points behind them on 42 points but Stars have a game in hand.
Bottom of the log at the moment is Orlando Pirates who have 19 points from 21 games while Civics are second from the bottom with 21 points from 22 games played thus far.