Coaching merry go-round in the NPL

This week, Katutura outfit Tigers wasted no time roping in veteran coach and former Brave Warriors mentor Brian Isaacs, who is determined to guide the reigning Bidvest Namibia Cup champions to more success this coming season.

Speaking on his appointment as new Tigers coach Isaacs said this week,“We have a chance to make sure we start the season on the right foot and on Saturday, we will be mean and competitive. The past few days have been very good for us in terms of our preparations and we will go all out on Saturday and win a cup for this great club. It has been a great year for Tigers and it can only get better”.
Another notable appointment was that of former Brave Warriors goalkeeper Ronnie Kananelo who will manage a resilient UNAM side in this year’s battle for the Namibia Premiership title while former African Stars coach Woody Jacobs was replaced by Bobby Samaria this week after turning down Gemeengde outfit Black Africa this week. Samaria was quoted as saying “They [BA] gave me two offers which I declined because they also made Woody Jacobs an offer. I was close to signing but decided to turn down the offers.”
Black Africa are currently without a coach following Kananelo’s move to UNAM while Jacobs was also still clubless at the time of going to press.
Meanwhile ahead of the much anticipated match this weekend when African Stars and Tigers are expected to lock horns in the Standard Bank Cup, Isaacs said in anticipation,“ This team won the Bidvest Namibia Cup and they still have the same desire and hunger to win more and I have full confidence in them to win a second cup in 2015. But I still have to make some reinforcements for the new season.”
Tickets for the fixture are on sale at Shoprite/Checkers outlets countrywide at N$30.