Magic Eye Pirates Scalp

TURA Magic are plotting to upset another of the MTC Premiership heavyweights when they play Orlando Pirates at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night.

Kick-off is at 20h00.

Five days after shocking title contenders African Stars 3-1, the Magicians are on a mission to prove that Friday’s result was no fluke.

Head coach Timothy Tjongarero said beating Stars has given his side renewed vigour, which will stand them in good stead against Pirates.

He said the match was not without it’s difficulties and that his charges dug deep to see out the match.

“On the day we played better and were the luckier team. We scored the goals and worked hard. We put in a serious effort,” said Tjongarero, who has cautioned his side against becoming complacent.

“We should not think we have made it. We need to keep going and we can only do so if we maintain our focus.”

Magic, who finished fifth last season, harbour hopes of improving on that achievement in their second season in the Namibia Premier League.

Currently placed sixth on 18 points, Magic face an in-form Pirates side who enjoyed away success at Eleven Arrows on Saturday, edging their rivals 2-1.

That victory moved them to joint third on the log with 23 points, the same as third placed African Stars, who have a superior goal difference.

Tjongarero, who suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Pirates during his first stint at the club, anticipates another taxing encounter, but one that would ultimately end positively for his side.

“It’s going to be hard against Pirates. We’ve planned well for it [game],” he said. “Sometimes you work hard and you don’t get the results you want. But that does not mean you should stop trying. We want to end the season where the [prize] money is and at the moment it’s not in our current position.”

Source : The Namibian