The Debmarine Namibia Cup round of 32 draw held in the capital yesterday saw bitter rivals African Stars FC and Otjiwarongo-based Life Fighters pitted against each other.
The rivalry between the two clubs has once again rekindled as a fierce battle is highly anticipated, as the two teams have not officially met since Life Fighters FC got promoted to the Namibia Premier League (NPL) at the end of the 2015/16.
Stars’ die-hard supporters are expected to decent in Otjiwarongo in their thousands to back ‘Stalile’ while Life Fighters FC will undoubtedly mobile their home-based supporters, however, questions are already making the rounds if the Mokati Stadium has the capacity to accommodate the large crowd expected.
Life Fighters FC affectionately known as ‘Kahirona’ is expected to make use of the home advantage to record a victory against African Stars FC as the battle of supremacy between these two rivals is expected to continue into the envisaged 2016/17 football season.
The draw that many within the football fraternity anticipated to produce a number of derbies especially from the Windhoek-based teams did little to spark the interest as the only other Premier League teams drawn against each other is Rundu Chiefs who will visit Walvis Bay outfit Blue Waters.
Though, Windhoek clubs are scheduled to host their rather unfancied opponents, football fans in the capital could be rest assured of great football action come April.
Matches are scheduled for April 21 to 23, and April 28th to 30th at the venues yet to be announced.
Following is the fixtures:
Rhyno FC vs Young Beauties FC, Khuse FC vs Touch & Go FC, Orlando Pirates FC vs Gendev FC, Life Fighters FC vs Otjiwarongo FC, Mighty Gunners FC vs Citizen FC, Try Again FC vs Chief Santos FC, Young Chiefs FC vs Kantema Bullets FC, Black Africa FC vs Bee Bob Brothers FC, Ongongo United FC vs Eleven Arrows FC, Unam FC vs Eleven Champions FC, Tigers FC vs Eastern Chiefs FC, King Fischer Fc vs Tura Magic FC, Civics FC vs Ohangwena Nampol FC and Outjo FC vs United Stars FC
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