Isaacs plays mind games ahead of Super Cup final
Tigers coach Brian Isaacs believes his team has the psychological advantage, going into Saturday’s Standard Bank Super Cup final against African Stars at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Defending champions African Stars and Namibia Premier League (NPL) champions Tigers will clash at 15h00, in a do-or-die battle for honours.
Isaacs said this week that his side holds the advantage, after winning the previous encounter between the two sides during the Dr Hage Geingob Cup last month.
“We are fortunate to have played and beat them last time in the Dr Hage Geingob Cup and we have the edge in terms of psychological preparedness.
“However, there will be no love lost when we meet on Saturday, because Stars are a determined side and are defending champions, and will also go for victory.
“So it will be a tricky game and it is the biggest game for us this year, as we have never won the Super Cup and lost narrowly last year to Stars,” Isaacs said.
He added that his side has put everything into their preparation for the game and are ready for the toughest of battles.
“The guys have been pushing very hard before the Dr Hage Geingob Cup, and now going into the Standard Bank Super Cup, their fitness is top-notch and we have to get to the field and do the Ingwenyama faithful proud. Tigers are on the move and we keep going strong,” Isaacs said.
African Stars coach Bobby Samaria said that his team is confident ahead of the final.
“The guys have been training well for this final, because we are playing against the league champions, a team that beat us not so long ago.
“However, the morale of the players is high, which makes me a very confident coach ahead of the derby,” Samaria added.
The Standard Bank Super Cup awareness campaign made a turn at Football House last Saturday, where fans were given the chance to meet and greet players from the two teams.
They were also able to pose with the trophy and win tickets for the match.
Tickets for the Standard Bank Super Cup are available at Computicket for N$30 each.