Black Africa Aims for Super Cup

Black Africa aims to win their first major cup competition when they take on eternal rivals African Stars on Saturday, 27 September at the Sam Nujoma in the 2014 Standard Bank Super Cup.

Black Africa are the reigning Namibia Premier League winners, making it four times in a row, and will take on African Stars, back to back winners of the Biest Namibia Cup in the inaugural edition of the Standard Bank Super Cup.

According to Black Africa coach Brain Isaacs, the fact that his side has not won any cup competition for the few past seasons gives them extra motivation to stake a claim at the Super Cup.

“We have won the league four times now but we have done terribly in cup competitions over the past few years. Come 27 September, it will be an opportunity for us to reclaim our status as cup kings of local football and it doesn’t come better than beating Stars,” Isaacs said.

Isaacs believes the match will be very special as it pits the league winners against the NFA Cup winners.

“It is the champ of champs and surely there will be no love lost. It is always a great game to be part of as a coach and I’m looking forward to it. Stars are always dangerous but we are working very hard to make sure we take this one,” Isaacs said.

The reigning MTC Premiership Coach of the Year, Isaacs, called on the BA faithful to come in numbers to support their team.

“We won four league titles with our supporters and we need them more than ever to take the Super Cup. Cup glory has been eluding us for long but now our focus has to change and it will start with this big one. I therefore call on our supporters to come and cheer us on so that we can win it together,” he said.

Isaacs also confirmed that dazzling midfielder Willy Stephanus was back with the team after recently undergoing trials at Maritzburg United in South Africa. He said that BA had a full complement of players to choose from, with Da Costa Angula who joined Free State Stars in South Africa being the only departure from the club in the off season.

The Standard Bank Super Cup winners will receive an unprecedented N$500 000 while the losers will get N$200 000 in addition to getting funding in terms of playing gear and material ahead of the game. Tickets for the match are going for N$30 each on Computicket at Checkers and Shoprite countrywide.


Source : The Namibian