’Blood and Tears’ in Super Cup Derby

There will be blood and tears during the inaugural edition of the Standard Bank Super Cup as African Stars and Black Africa meet in yet another anticipated derby on Saturday, 27 September at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

These are the sentiments of African Stars coach Woody Jacobs ahead of the clash which kicks off at 16h00 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Jacobs reckons the status of the cup will be an added motivation for the two clubs to once again produce a great show.

“It feels good to be back in the big time. Playing Black Africa is always exciting and stressful. As Stars we plan to become the first team to put our hands on the Super Cup and come that Saturday, there will be blood and tears on that pitch,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs, who guided Stars to the 2014 Biest Namibia Cup triumph to claim their place in the Super Cup against league champions BA, said his charges are gearing up for the encounter.

“We are just stepping it up now that we know for sure where we are, while we are also looking forward to the league as well,” he said.

Stars lost influential goalkeeper Max Mbaeva and reliable defender Freedom Puriza in the off season, but Jacobs said that they have adequate personnel to match BA and challenge for honors in the coming season.

“We will surely miss Max in goal but we have Athiel (Mbaha) and Helmut Malesky and just brought in Charles Uirab from Pirates so we are good in goal. We also brought in Treasure (Kauapirura from Tigers), recalled Milton Chapo (from Blue Boys) and got Engelhard Kahua from Pirates and Erwin Kaujende (from Eleven Arrows) to add value to the team and ensure we have great continuity and remain focussed on our plan to dominate football,” Jacobs said.

The club however opted not keep veteran midfielder Razundara Tjikuzu and also released Edison ‘Masinga’ Muheua, John ‘Zizzou’ Novengi and Ikuaterua Tjozongoro, while defender Hartmann Toromba has joined the technical team after his retirement from the game.

The Standard Bank Super Cup winners will receive 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.

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Source : The Namibian