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More teams advance in last 16 of Debmarine Cup

More teams advance in last 16 of Debmarine Cup

An action packed weekend saw five clubs progress in the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup’s last-16 finals. The action was played out at the Oscar Norich Stadium and Sam Nujoma Stadium in Tsumeb and Windhoek respectively.

Windhoek saw Rhino FC facing Young Beauties and UNAM FC taking on Eleven Champions. Rhino FC and Young Beauties encounter was action-packed and in the end produced a six goals thriller at the cathedral of Namibia Football, the Sam Nujoma Stadium. Beauties were 3-1 up before the boys from Kavango East, Rhino FC bounced back in empathic fashion to force the game into penalties.

Beauties proved too clinical with their kicks as they advanced to the next round, 5-3 on penalties.
The University of Namibia (UBNAM) FC then took on Khomas Champions Eleven Champions and in the end the Clever Boys recorded a comprehensive 3-1 win over Champions.

At Tsumeb, Premiership outfit Young Chiefs and Kavango West’s Kantema Bullets squared off and in the end Chiefs won 3-2 . Ogongo United faced Eleven Arrows with the latter winning 8-0. The day then closed off with clash between Oshikoto regional qualifiers Khuse against Namibia Premier League returnees Touch & Go.

The two sides played to an exciting 2-2 draw before Go proved their mettle and advanced 4-3 on penalties.

On Sunday, 23 April, King Fischer and Tura Magic will square off at 12h00 followed by Civics against Ohangwena NAMPOL at 14h00 at the Oscar Norich Stadium.

Each of the clubs will receive N$18,000 for preparations for every round of action while the of the rewarding Debmarine Namibia Cup as the race for the 25 November 2017 final gets exciting.
UNAM, Beauties, Touch & Go, Arrows and Chiefs joins Bee Bob Brothers, Eastern Chiefs and Try Again , in the next round, the last three having qualified without a kicking a ball thanks to their opponents withdrawal from the competition.

More Debmarine Namibia Cup fixtures are slated for 29-30 April with the final programme to be confirmed next week.

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