WINDHOEK, 26 APR – Tura Magic Football Club coach, James Britz is optimistic of a good result when they face Civics in the quarter-finals of the Debmarine Namibia Cup at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday.
The two Namibia Premier League teams will play the first match of the quarter-finals at 19h00.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday, Britz said his players have no injuries at the moment and they have prepared well for their game.
“I am positive we can do it on Friday night. We have a youthful side that is hungry to win this competition that we were knocked out last year at the semi-finals,” he said.
Saturday matches will see Golden Bees taking on Black Africa at 15h00 before UNAM and Blue Waters clash at 17h00.
The final quarter-final match will be between Eleven Arrows and African Stars at 19h00.
All matches will be played at the same stadium.
Last Saturday in Walvis Bay, Tura Magic routed Swakopmund Football Club 9-1 in the competition, while Civics humbled Kavango East second division outfit, Once Again, 10-1.
Britz said despite the two teams scoring huge margins of goals against their minor opponents, it will be different when they meet.
“Cup competition is a different ball game compared to the league. Civics has a more experienced coach (Brian Isaacs) who is the most successful coach in the country, and will come well-prepared for the game,” said Britz.
The semi-finals will be contested on 12 and 13 May to decide the finalists to clash on 26 May 2018 for the trophy.