By Maurice Kambukwe
Soccer fans in Walvis Bay are in for a treat when Kuisebmund Stadium hosts a Namibian Premier League double header featuring Blue Waters F.C, Citizen F.C in an early kick off then followed by Eleven Arrows and Life Fighters F.C today at 21:00.
The last time Blue Waters F.C and Citizens F.C met in December last year, the game ended in a draw both teams scoring as single goal.
The Blue birds are currently on 14th position on the log standings, where they are likely to be relegated if they don’t get to win both games this weekend.
The coastal based outfit dropped vital points in Rundu last weekend when they lost by a gaol to nil, which have them stuck in the relegation zone.
They have so far amassed a total of 22 points after playing 20 games, and enabling to record six wins, losing 14 times and drawing four times.
In a recent interview with the coach with Blue Waters F.C coach Armando Pedro, he said that they will approach tonight’s game as more like a cup final.
“The last four games that we played we actually approached them like a cup finals, we take one game at a time. Meaning it’s a cup final, we don’t have a room for errors, and we just need to get maximum points. That’s a massage that we have been communicating to the player over the week.”
He further said they should have done better in Rundu last weekend as they could not capitalised on their chances.
“What happened in Rundu was not pleasing, we didn’t take our chances, and our opponent got one chance and capitalised and defended their goal. That’s what happens in soccer, if you don’t utilise your chances you get punished for that.” Said coach.
While Citizens who currently occupy the seventh spot on the log with a total of 34 points after playing 24 games, will also be seeking to get maximum points, after dropping vital points on the road last weekend when they drew both their matches against Eleven Arrows and Julingo Sporting F.C.
Meanwhile Eleven Arrows, who have forgotten what a victory tastes like, will be looking forward to obtaining vital points in front of their home fans.
Arrow drew both matches last weekend, after they played Citizen F.C. They were then held to a goalless draw against Tigers F.C at Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Eleven Arrow are currently 9th on log standings with 28 points with seven draws and nine loses, while their opponents Life Fighters are in in the top four of the standings with 37 points which puts them 17 behind log leaders Black Africa.