Several potentially explosive matches are lined up for tomorrow as teams battle it out for places in the semis of the MTC NFA Cup.
One quarterfinal encounter expected to go down to the wire is between Tigers and Mighty Gunners at the Oscar Norich Stadium at 16h00.
Speaking to New Era Sport yesterday, Tigers’ head coach Ali Akan admitted that the clash will be a tough test for his charges.
“Gunners are a good team with relatively strong players, but that won’t intimidate us because that’s what the game of football is all about. We are equally ready for them. We have been preparing well, and I believe we can get positive results,” said Akan.
Gunners’ head coach Gerhard Hengari shared similar sentiments, saying the match will be hard, given the kind of players Tigers have and the type of football they play.
“Tigers are a good team, comprising good quality players. But we are ready to face them. Since our team is injury-free, I believe we are in a great position to win the encounter. The approach won’t be the same; we have a new formula that we want to apply on Saturday. It’s now only a matter of working on the strategy to ensure it successfully works for us,” he enthused.
Meanwhile, Khuse from the Oshana region has already expressed a desire to enter the semi-final stage, having failed to do so on two previous occasions. They face Civics at the same stadium tomorrow at 14h00.
Windhoek’s SKW Stadium will host Young Brazilians against Blue Waters at 14h00, and Citizens face 2017 FA cup winners Young African at 16h00.