Unam thrash Rebels in second round clash

WINDHOEK: Namibia Premier League team Unam Football Club (FC) have started the second round of the 2014/2015 season on a positive note, beating Rebels 2-0 here on Friday.

Unam thrashed the Khomasdal based team in their clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium as their first match after the break.

The country’s University team Clarence Foroma found the back of the net within eight minutes into the first half, putting his team on the lead until half time.

Few scoring attempts emerged from both teams in the first half, but all failed to score.

The first half then ended in favour of Unam with 1-0.

Rebels seem to have changed their strategy of the first half, as they attacked more in the second half.

Despite the clear opportunities that Rebels had, they failed to burst the Unam net.

The ‘Clever boys’ as they are known (Unam FC) then grabbed the scoring chance they got and fully utilised it.

Joseph Kuugongelwa’s light shot then made the Rebels net swell short before the additional time ended.

The match ended in favour of Unam, with 2-0 against Rebels.

Speaking to Nampa shortly after their victory Unam’s coach Marcelo Wakudumo said both teams came to collect the three points, but they pumped up to get them.

“We applied ourselves well to get the points, and we are happy that we got them,” he said.

On his part Rebels’s coach Matin Bock said he was satisfied with the performance by his players, although scoring still remains a problem for them.

“I am not disappointed by how they played. They played well but we are still having a problem in the scoring department,” he said, adding that they team is working hard to address the challenge they are faced with.

Bock added that fitness by the new players they just signed is also not up to standard, and that hinders their performance.

“Fitness with the new players is also not up to standard, but we also do not want to pressure them with a lot of game because we want to avoid injuries,” he said.

The players signed are Simeon Tjiueza from Tigers FC, Phillip Jena from Zimbabwe, Immanuel Tjiroza (unattached), Levert Feris, and Yoran Martin both from South Africa.

Bock identified the sixth player only as “Ballack” also from Zimbabwe.

Bock stated that their plan for this round is to score goal and improve their log position.

Rebels will be taking on the League’s defending champions Black Africa on Sunday.

On that note, Bock stated that they are ready for BA, and plan to pressure them as they have noticed that they are unable to keep it after their defeat by Tigers on Wednesday.

Black Africa lost to Tigers by 2-0 on Wednesday.

(edited)WINDHOEK: Namibia Premier League outfit Unam Football Club (FC) started the second round of the 2014/2015 season on a positive note, beating Rebels 2-0 here on Friday.

Unam thrashed the Khomasdal based team in their clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium as their first match after the break.

The University team’s Clarence Foroma found the back of the net within eight minutes into the first half, putting his team on the lead until half time.

A few scoring attempts emerged from both teams in the first half, but all failed to materialise into goals.

The first half then ended in favour of Unam with 1-0.

Rebels seem to have changed their strategy, as they attacked more in the second half.

Despite the clear opportunities that Rebels had, they failed to burst the Unam net.

The ‘Clever boys’ as Unam FC is also known,then grabbed the scoring chance they got and fully utilised it.

Joseph Kuugongelwa’s light shot made the Rebels net swell short before the additional time ended.

The match ended in favour of Unam, with 2-0 against Rebels.

Speaking to Nampa shortly after their victory Unam’s coach Marcelo Wakudumo said both teams came to collect the three points, but they work hard to get them.

“We applied ourselves well to get the points, and we are happy that we got them,” he said.

On his part, Rebels’s coach, Matin Bock, said he was satisfied with the performance by his players, although scoring still remains a problem for his side.

“I am not disappointed by how they played. They played well but we are still having a problem in the scoring department,” he said, adding that the team is working hard to address the challenge they are faced with.

Bock added that fitness levels of the team’s new players who were recently signed, is also not up to standard.

“Fitness of the new players is not up to standard, but we also do not want to pressure them with a lot of game because we want to avoid injuries,” he said.

The players signed are Simeon Tjiueza from Tigers FC, Phillip Jena from Zimbabwe, Immanuel Tjiroza (unattached), Levert Feris, and Yoran Martin both from South Africa.

Bock identified the sixth player only as “Ballack” also from Zimbabwe.

Bock stated that their plan for this round is to score goals and improve their log position.

Rebels will be taking on the League’s defending champions Black Africa on Sunday.

Bock said they are ready for BA, and plan to pressure them as they have noticed that they are unable to keep up with pressure, following their defeat by Tigers on Wednesday.

Black Africa lost to Tigers by 2-0 on Wednesday.

SOURCE: NAMPA