Do or die for Rundu Chiefs

WINDHOEK: Rundu Chiefs Football Club (FC) coach John Sikerete says his players are ready and do not need motivation to win ahead off their clash with Tigers FC on Saturday.

The Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) Namibia Premier League (NPL) 2013/14 season comes to an end this weekend.

Windhoek-based African Stars FC and Black Africa FC will be fighting to be crowned champions, while Rundu-based outfit Rundu Chiefs will fight to avoid playing in the National North East First Division Stream football next season.

Rundu Chiefs go into this weekend’s match against Tigers at the Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) stadium in Olympia, knowing only a win against their opponents will save them from being relegated, while also hoping other relegation-threatened teams such as Blue Boys and Eleven Arrows do not pick up points from their respective matches.

Speaking to Nampa on Wednesday, Sikerete said his players are ready and want to win.

“All the players know how important this game is for us, they do not need any motivation from me as a coach because us losing will mean first division football next season,” he said.

He added that for the past two weeks they have been busy working on their goal-scoring, because every player will be expected to score for the team.

“All our players are with the team now, including our first-choice goalkeeper Willem Shikongo, who studies at the University of Namibia (Unam) at Ongongo. We are hoping all the players will come to the forefront and deliver for the team,” he said.

Sikerete urged Rundu Chiefs’ supporters to show up at the SKW stadium on Saturday to cheer the team on.

“I promise you come Saturday, we will make the supporters happy. They should just come support the boys,” he said.

The NPL fixtures for the weekend are:

Black Africa FC versus (vs) Tura Magic FC

African Stars FC vs PC Blue Boys FC

Civics FC vs FNB Orlando Pirates FC

Tigers FC vs Rundu Chiefs FC

Eleven Arrows FC vs LHU Blue Waters FC