Black Africa mentally and physically ready for Amakhosi
“Preparation for the up coming tie went well for the team. We managed to get a motivational speaker for the players so that we could prepare the team mentally since most of the players have not been exposed to international ties.” stated Coach of Black Africa FC, Brian Isaac.
A strong contingent of 22 players plus other members of the technical staff left for South Africa, Wednesday.
Isaacs stated that they need to be on top of their game as they will be taken to the wire by South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs. The team is set to start training tomorrow in Johannesburg so that they can acclimatise to the weather conditions in South Africa. On Friday the team is expected to continue training at the venue of their CAF league tie which is set to kick of at the FNB stadium near Soweto.
The team got a shot in the arm of N$100,000 from FNB Namibia last week to help in their quest to make a mark in the continent’s prestigious club league.
To involve as many Namibian football lovers in this special event as possible, FNB Namibia is running an sms competition whereby the public gets opportunities to enjoy the Windhoek based match on 15th February from the VIP Lounge and the Grand Stand while open stand entry tickets to the game will also be on offer as prizes.
In addition, replica shirts of both BA and Kaizer Chiefs, as well as a chance to personally meet and greet the players is also up for grabs. Any member of the public can enter the competition by SMSing “FNB GOAL” to 34778. Fans can also enter the competition via Face book.
Ester Kali, Executive Retail Banking at FNB Namibia said that the bank has been sponsoring the BA soccer club for the past 5 years and has seen the ‘investment’ prosper and grow. She said “The game at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on the 8th of February against Kaizer Chiefs will be written in the history of Namibian football and FNB Namibia is proud to be part of the historical moment.”
Currently Black Africa is sitting comfortably on third on the local premiership league under the log leaders Tigers followed by African Stars.
The game is set to kick off at 20h00 on Saturday 08 February in South Africa and the return game between the two is set to take place on 15 of February in Namibia.