Civics edge Magic to reach Debmarine Cup semis

Civics in Debmarine Cup.jpg

Civics played to one-all draw with Tura Magic and eventually went onto win 4-3 on penalties in first quarterfinal match of the 2018 Debmarine Namibia Cup played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night.

The Cup competition that have so far thrilled fans across the country with packed action and goals continued to deliver on Friday night as Namibia Premier League sides Tura Magic and Civics locked horns for a place in the final four of the Debmarine Namibia Cup.

Matheus Halupe scored for Civics in the first half to give them the halftime lead, but Last-16 Tura Magic four-goals hero Theophilus Junias draw the sides level in the second half and that is how it stayed until the end, needing penalties to decide the winner in front of a paltry crowd.

In the shoot-out, Mervin Katire, Ignatius Horaseb, Donald Geiseb and Robinson Iyambo converted for the once Mighty Civilians with Tobias Uushona missing his spot-kick.

Romeo Kasume, Itamunua Keimuine and Unomasa Tjitaura scored for Tura Magic while captain Charles Hambira and veteran midfielder Oswaldo Xamseb missed.
Civics captain Peter Stevens, having kept his side in the game with timely tackles , walked away with the N$ 2000 as the Man of the Match while another N$ 2000 will be paid to charity of his choice by Debmarine Namibia.

Action will resume on Saturday with three more games will be played. At 15h00, Golden Bees will confront Black Africa before UNAM and Blue Waters clash at 17h00. The final quarterfinal match will be between Eleven Arrows and African Stars at 19h00.

The winners will advance to the semifinals to be contested on 12-13 May to decide the last two sides to meet in the Final on 26 May 2018.

Entrance tickets are available on Computicket and at Football House for N$ 30 each on Saturday morning. Football House opens at 8h00 for ticket sales.

The overall winners will walk away with a cheque worth N$ 500 000 while the losing finalist receives N$ 250 000 and each losing semi-finalist gets N$ 150 000. All individual awards will amount to N$ 95 000, that includes N$ 2000 for the best player of every match leading up to the final. Each Man of the Match also get to choose a charity organization of his choice that will receive N$ 2000 from Debmarine Namibia as part of giving back and enriching lives beyond the field of play.