Three matches in 6 days not as hectic as it looks: Kanalelo

WINDHOEK: Having to play three league games in six days is not as difficult as it may look, Black Africa Football Club (FC) coach Ronnie Kanalelo says.

He told Nampa on Tuesday that the team will be ready.

Black Africa is scheduled to play Orlando Pirates on Thursday at the Independence Stadium, starting at 20h00.

This match was originally set to take place on 08 March but was called off due to heavy rain.

Orlando Pirates knocked Black Africa out of the Bidvest Namibia Cup on Sunday.

Black Africa, the league defending champions, will then take on Mighty Gunners on Sunday after their match was also abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch after 45 minutes of play.

At the time, Black Africa were leading 1-0.

The 45-minute game will resume at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo at 15h00.

On 08 April, Black Africa will take on current log leaders African Stars at the Independence Stadium at 19h00.

Kanalelo said the team has a better chance to close the gap between them and African Stars to three points if they win all three games, including the one against African Stars.

He is happy with his team’s performance thus far.

“We are going to play all our games for three points and we will go into each game with our usual attitude,” said the coach.

Black Africa are currently third on the log standing with 40 points. Tigers are second with 42 points. African Stars have 52 points, while Orlando Pirates are sixth on the log with 37 points, together with Tura Magic who are occupying the fifth position. Blue Waters are fourth with 38 points.

Also speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, Namibia Premier League Administrator Tovey Hoebeb said entrance to the Black Africa vs Orlando Pirates match and Black Africa Mighty Gunners match are free of charge.