Gunners ready for Tura Magic as Otjiwarongo host Debmarine Cup

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Mighty Gunners have the ability to beat Tura Magic and they will be fierce and clinical on Saturday at the Mokati Stadium when they clash in the first semifinal of the lucrative 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup at Otjiwarongo.

The 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup resumes this weekend with the semifinals at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo as Tura Magic takes on local side Mighty Gunners at 15h00 and Young African battle Young Chiefs at 17h00 for a place in the November final in Windhoek.

Mighty Gunners coach Gerhard Washa-Washa Hengari states that his side is keen on reaching the final of the competition and is well prepared to overcome Tura Magic on Saturday.

“ We have come a long way in the cup. We have been tested along the way, took out Citizens and UNAM from the Premier league and Try Again in the quarterfinals were tough as well so have proven to overcome the big names in this competition” Hengari says.
Hengari adds that Gunners, the only side from Otjiwarongo left in the competition will rely on home support for the extra push to achieve their goal of playing in the final and have the players as well to withstand Tura Magic’s attack.

“We can handle the pressure and we can handle Tura Magic. Pineas Jacob is fit and ready and so is captain John Ndjalo as well as our hitman Vernon Claassen.

We also have some new guys including John Mawe from Young Chiefs, so we fear no one and set our eyes on beating Tura Magic and then prepare and talk about the final later. Last month in Gobabis there were two home sides and now we have one and we need everyone to support this team”, a confident Hengari states.

In 2013, Gunners were relegated from the Namibia Premier League but managed to reach the season-ending final of the Bidvest Namibia Cup, now the Debmarine Namibia Cup, were they lost 2-0 to African Stars.

Gunner reached this 2017 Debmarine Namibia cup semifinals as they edged out Try Again 1-0 courtesy of a Asser Hara-Ramseb goal and it was the same score line for Tura Magic as they ousted Civics through Itamunua Keimuine.

Young African took on Rundu Chiefs and after a goalless draw, African won 5-4 on penalties. Oshakati based Young Chiefs recorded a comprehensive 5-1 win over Eastern Chiefs with Lee-Roy Angula’ brace and strikes from Kennedy Paulus, Eilo Shipalanga and Uatumba Muheua.

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.
Match tickets are available on Computicket outlets for N$ 20 each.