Best time for Magic to lift the Cup- Lombard

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Tura Magic will go all the way to lifting the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup if they get past Civics this weekend and thus are prepared to brush aside the Civilians when the two meet for the cup’s quarterfinal clash at Gobabis on Saturday.

Tura Magic has never won the Namibia Football Association (NFA) flagship competition and this time around their experienced defender Tiberius Lombard believes his side has a better chance of claiming the elusive honor but have to defeat Civics on Saturday.

“I have been with Tura Magic for years now and we have never won this cup and now is the best time for us given our passage so far and Civics will be the sternest test for us and if we can beat them then for sure we can lift the cup because of the quality we have in our team” Lombard states.

The Brave Warriors defender also explains that his international teammates in the team comes in handy as they prepare to take on a Civics side that they have not seen play this season.

“ Look, we have no idea who is at Civics but we have Charles Hambira, Itamunua Keimuine and Oswaldo Xamseb, who has been part of the national team for over a month now and some of us have had the necessary game time at international level and I hope that can show on Saturday and we can win and progress. Civics has Edward Maova, a very good goalkeeper who saved a penalty for the Brave Warriors to progress in the CHAN (African Nations Championships) but we will see on Saturday”, says Lombard.

Legare Stadium will be the centre of attraction on Saturday, 29 July as the Debmarine Namibia Cup kicks off at 11h00 with Mighty Gunners taking on Try Again and then Tura Magic and Civics takes to the field in the second game at 13h00.

Local –based side Premier League newcomers Young African will then take on Rundu Chiefs at 15h00 in the feast of football at the Legare Stadium and the final game of the day at 17h00 will see another Gobabis-based side Eastern Chiefs locking horns with Oshakati-based Premier league side Young Chiefs.

Each club for the quarterfinals received a playing and will in addition get N$ 20 000 for travel and preparations, and the same treat will apply for the semifinals as well. The fees will also be increased to N$ 30 0000 for the two finalists.

Each Man of the Match will receive N$ 1500 in the quarterfinals; N$ 2000 in the semifinals and N$ 5000 in the final match and he will have to select a charity of his choice that will receive an equivalent amount.

Tickets for Saturday are available on Computicket for N$ 20 each and at the gate on match-day.