Magic Ladies meet Galz & Goals in Super Cup final
By Michael Uugwanga
FAVOURITES Tura Magic Ladies will take on their nemesis Galz &Goals Ladies side in the final of the 2020/2021 Namibia Football Association (NFA) Women’s Super Cup final slated for Saturday at the NFA Technical Centre in Windhoek.
Tura Magic Ladies head into the final as front favourites and are the current champions of the NFA Skorpion Zinc Women Super League, a title they won in 2019 and they were also finalists in the 2018 Super Cup where they lost to Khomas NamPol in the final.
Galz & Goals despite them being the underdogs have demonstrated that they are not a pushover following their 1-0 aggregate win over outgoing Super Cup champions Khomas NamPol over two legs, the latest being the 0-0 draw in their second leg tie over the past weekend, after they narrowly defeated Khomas NamPol 1-0 a fortnight ago on February 13.
Tura Magic Ladies reached the final thanks to their 11-0 aggregate win over V-Power Ladies in a two-leg tie, the latest 8-0 win the past weekend but before that they had defeated V-Power Ladies 3-0 on February 13.
The Tura Magic Ladies team mostly comprises of regular starters for the Brave Gladiators starting with their first choice goalkeeper Melissa Matheus, Memory Ngonda, Lovisa Mulunga, Lydiana Nanamus, Thomalina Adams, Anna Shikusho and Edde lsisingh Naris.
Galz & Goals on the other hand comprises of mostly regular U-20 players such as Chanteline Engelbrecht, Julia Rutjindo, Asteria Angula, Beverly Ueziua and Kyle van Wyk, while the team will heavily be relying on veteran and former national team number one goalkeeper Lydia Eixas who will be between the sticks.
Eixas was the number one ‘keeper for Namibia at the 2014 African Women’s Championship that was held in Windhoek.
Coach Ronnie Hoxobeb of Galz & Goals has said the only way his team can overcome Tura Magic Ladies is for them to defend well.
“Whenever facing a good team like Tura Magic you need to concentrate, you need to defend well and not to allow your opponent to score first. I always say that it is important to play to the final whistle,” he said.
Shamma Gure of Tura Magic said there will be no mercy from his side after sending strong warnings to their opponent.
“We will not do any justice if we do not go for a kill especially after the hard work we have put in. But one never knows in football as anything can happen”.