The week of the underdogs in Bidvest Cup: Tjongarero

WINDHOEK: United Stars Football Club (FC) super subs ended Tigers FC’s dream in the Bidvest Namibia Cup on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

United Star’s Ngobani Pakathi sent the ball to the back of the net mid of the second half, while his teammate Moses Mbundu finished destroyed Tiger’s hope of remaining in the Cup after he scored the second goal for his team, just before the referee blew the last whistle to end the match.

United Star’s coach David Snewe told members of the media that his mission was to eliminate all the big fours (Tigers, Black Africa and Orlando Pirates) in the MTC/ Namibia Premier League (NPL) out of the Bidvest Namibia Cup.

Orlando Pirates FC were knocked out of the competition by African Stars in the round of 16.

Snewe’s aim is now to knock out the defending champions African Stars in the competition.

“I am going to plan accordingly depending on the opponent we are going to get because our aim is to also get to the finals,” said Snewe.

On his part, Tigers’s coach Bobby Samaria stated that it was a tough match for them.

“It was very difficult to break through United stars even thought they were with one man down,” he said.

In other sport news, NPL defending champions, Black Africa (BA) were also knocked out of the competition by Tura Magic by 2-1.

Tura Magic has set BA on pressure through out the 90 minutes game.

BA’s coach Brian Isaacs has expressed disappointment for being knocked out of the competition.

“I am equally disappointed with the results because we are out of the cup and that is not what we wanted,” said BA’s coach.

On his part Tura Magic’s coach Timo Tjongarero stated that, it is a week of ‘under dogs’.

“It was all about the team that has put in effort and that is what we did to take us through,” he said.

Bidvest Namibia Cup, defending champions African stars however managed to maintain their position in the log, when they knocked out the Rosh Pinah based team, Mountain Rangers by 6-2.

Mountain Ranger’s coach Klas Boom indicated that it is the beginning of a new era for them, stating that they will fight for the first division promotion.

He also congratulated his players, saying he is not disappointment by his players as they have played well through all the different stages of the cup.

Woddy Jacobs of African Stars, however said it was not the best performance from his team., stating that credit be given to Mountain Rangers for their performance.

All the three matches were played at the Sam Nujoma Satadium on Saturday at part of the Bidvest Namibia Cup quarterfinals.

Kaizen Football Academy were also knocked out of the competition by Citizens on Wednesday.

(edited)WINDHOEK; United Stars Football Club (FC) ended Tigers’ run in the 2014 Bidvest Namibia Cup on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Two goals by United Stars’ Ngobani Pakathi and Moses Mbundu in the second half sent current premier league leaders Tigers packing.

United Stars’ coach David Snewe told members of the media after the match that his mission was to eliminate the big four (Tigers, Black Africa, African Stars and Orlando Pirates) out of the Bidvest Namibia Cup.

Orlando Pirates were knocked out of the competition by African Stars in the Round of 16.

Snewe’s aim is now to knock out defending champions African Stars.

“I am going to plan accordingly depending on the opponent we are going to get, because our aim is to get to the finals,” he said.

On his part, Tigers coach Bobby Samaria stated that it was a tough quarter-final match for them.

“It was very difficult to break through United Stars’ defence, even though they had one man down,” he said.

In other results, MTC/Namibia Premier League (NPL) defending champions, Black Africa (BA) were also knocked out of the competition by Tura Magic at the same venue on Saturday.

Tura Magic put pressure on BA throughout the 90 minutes of the game and won 2-1.

“I am disappointed with the results because we are out of the cup and that is not what we wanted,” said BA coach Brian Isaacs.

On his part Tura Magic coach Timo Tjongarero stated that it is a week of the ‘underdogs’.

“It was all about the team that put in effort, and that is what we did to take us through,” he said.

Bidvest Namibia Cup defending champions African Stars, however, managed to remain in contention for the cup after defeating Rosh Pinah-based team, Mountain Rangers 6-2.

Mountain Rangers coach Klaas Blom (not the Black Africa midfielder) indicated that it is the beginning of a new era for them, stating that they will now fight for promotion to the First Division.

He congratulated his players, saying he is not disappointment because they have played well through the different stages of the cup competition.

African Stars coach Woody Jacobs said it was not the best performance from his team, stating that credit must be given to Mountain Rangers for their good performance.

Citizens were the first team to qualify for the semi-finals after defeating Kaizen Football Academy here on Wednesday.

The date and venue for the semi-finals will be announced soon.

SOURCE: NAMPA