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Ngarizemo aims to compete with the best in Africa

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Young African Football Club owner and coach Maleagi ‘Mali’ Ngarizemo has indicated his intention of winning the MTC Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup so his team can compete with the best in Africa.Ngarizemo said this after his Gobabis-based outf…

Young African Football Club owner and coach Maleagi ‘Mali’ Ngarizemo has indicated his intention of winning the MTC Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup so his team can compete with the best in Africa.

Ngarizemo said this after his Gobabis-based outfit beat Orlando Pirates 5-3 on penalties after playing to a goalless draw in the last fixture of the MTC NFA cup held at the Mariental Stadium on Saturday.

In an interview with the media, the Young African coach said their tactics on the day worked out well despite his players’ fitness level not being 100 per cent yet.

“Our game plan was to catch them on the counter and therefore we waited for them to counter on us and it really worked for us even though I could see that our players were tiring at the end of the game,” he said.

According to Ngarizemo, when the draw of this competition was conducted in Windhoek a couple of weeks ago, he decided then it would be between Young African and Pirates to lift the trophy.

“During the draw when there were only two balls left in the bowl which was our team name and Pirates, I knew that one of these teams will win the competition. We are happy that we made it through to the next round because we are still waiting on our foreign players from Cameroon and Ivory Coast to be cleared for us to improve and win this competition,” said Ngarizemo.

His team aims to win the competition in order to represent Namibia at the Confederation of African Football competitions.

Source: Namibia Press Agency