Clever Boys face Stars

Underdogs Unam will face powerhouse African Stars tonight at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

30 January 2019 | Sports

The Clever Boys of Unam have a date with the Samba Boys, African Stars, at 20:00 tonight in the 2018/19 MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL).

The university club played to a 1-1 draw against Tigers last week.

The opening goal was conceded far too early by Unam, with head coach Woody Jacobs now imploring his players to avoid this type of mistake in the future.

“I have a young team that I'm trying to mould into a unit which can play great football. We have a few experienced players like Willem 'Dudes' Mwedihanga and captain Heini Isaacks, amongst others. However the rest are from the under-17, -20 and -23 structures.

“The players are growing as a team, even though every coach has his own philosophy coming into a new club. We go into the match as underdogs but we will come and show what we are made of,” he added.

Jacobs further said they want more goals and fans can expect a completely different performance from last week's encounter.

“The match will depend on the mood of the players. The team with fewer mistakes and the one that controls the tempo will surely win the match.”

Jacobs added that his move to Unam was purely to advance his career.

“I didn't leave Okahandja United because I didn't like it there. Unam is the closest one can get to the national team, Brave Warriors. They have the infrastructure and the resources and it was a great opportunity for me.

“I'm content and the only thing that will get me out of here is a move outside the country,” the outspoken coach said.

Stars coach Bobby Samaria didn't want to give away too much about the match, but said their focus now is on the domestic league after they crashed out of CAF Confederation Cup, following their loss to Morocco's Raja Casablanca.

“We beat Young Brazilians 2-1 in Karasburg on Saturday, now we look forward to the Unam match and expect a great result,” he said.

African Stars are the current NPL champions.


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