Debmarine Namibia Cup semifinalists confirmed

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Magic, Chiefs, Gunners and African booked their Debmarine Namibia Cup semifinals spots following thrilling quarterfinals clashes held at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis on Saturday.

The lucrative club competition in Namibia, the Debmarine Namibia Cup reached the last eight and on Saturday battle lines were drawn at the Legare Stadium. Mighty Gunners from Otjiwarongo faced Try Again in the first match of the day and Gunners edged Again 1-0 courtesy of a Asser Hara-Ramseb who also got the Man of the Match accolade of N$ 1500.

In the second match of the day, Tura Magic and Civics clashed and it was Brave Warriors striker Itamunua Keimuine who was the difference as he scored the only goal of the match, Magic wining 1-0 and advancing to the semifinals. Keimuine won the man of the match award.

Home side Young African then took on Rundu Chiefs and the two sides could not be separated by the end of regulation time (0-0) and needed penalty to decide the tie. In the shoot-out, African had the momentum as they scored all five and Chiefs missed one for a 5-4 victory for African. Himee Hengombe of African won the Man of the Match award.

Another home side, Eastern Chiefs featured in the fourth and final quarterfinal match of the Debmarine Namibia Cup, as they faced Oshakati-based Young Chiefs. Lee-Roy Angula’ braced and strikes from Kennedy Paulus, Eilo Shipalanga and Uatumba Muheua gave Chiefs a comprehensive 5-0 lead and Ballack Kakuuai got a consolation goal for the Omaheke regional qualifiers. Eastern Chiefs 1-5 Young Chiefs.

For the semifinals, dates and venues to be confirmed, the Mighty Gunners will face Tura Magic, while the Young African and Young Chiefs will go head to head.
Each club for the semifinals will get N$ 20 000 for travel and preparations, and the fees will also be increased to N$ 30 0000 for the two finalists. Man of the Match awards will carry N$ 2000 in the semifinals and N$ 5000 in the final match and the player will have to select a charity of his choice that will receive an equivalent amount.