Mighty Gunners are relishing the opportunity to get back at Young African for beating them in the final of the 2017 edition of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup then hosted by Debmarine Namibia.
The two teams will clash again in the semifinal of the MTC NFA Cup Aweh slated for 16 October at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis.
Speaking to this publication after the semifinal draw conducted yesterday, Joseph Nandago, who is the team representative of Mighty Gunners, said it is a much-anticipated match no one should miss.
“We are confident that we will come out as winners. I don’t see them coming out stronger than Gunners, so I believe this time, the victory will be ours,” he
Young African executive member Ralph Makgone, however, downplayed the rematch, and was more excited by the fact that they will be playing at home for the first time since the competition commenced.
“We are excited that we are playing at home and our people will, at last, enjoy football. The game in Gobabis will be the key to the final, which will be held in Swakopmund, and our main target is the final (23 October),” he said.
Young African beat Citizens 2-0 in the quarterfinal last weekend, while Gunners defeated Tigers 2-1.
The other semifinal tie will see Blue Waters and Civics battle it out.
Blue Waters beat Young Brazilian by 5-3 on penalties, while Civics cruised into the semis after defeating Khuse 3-0.
Leading telecommunication giant, MTC, is sponsoring the NFA N$4.5 million annually for the FA Cup for the next three years.
The winning team will walk away with N$500 000 and the runners-up N$250 000, while the third and fourth-placed teams receive N$150 000 and N$100 000, respectively.