Debmarine Namibia Premiership coaches Richard Gariseb and Lucky Shipanga are determined to surpass their previous season’s performance in the Debmarine Namibia Premiership.
Shipanga, who coaches the coastal-based team, Blue Waters, finished the previous season as the runner-up, while Gariseb’s Okahandja United secured the sixth spot out of the 16 teams in the Debmarine Namibia Premiership.
In an interview with Nampa on Saturday, Shipanga acknowledged that losing points in the league is not something that any coach wishes for but is adamant that his team will work hard to improve on their mistakes and focus more on their defence.
Shipanga added that football is about losing, winning, and drawing games, but if they are to challenge for the Premiership title, they must strive to improve themselves.
Gariseb, on his part, expressed his delight at having collected his first points of the season after Okahandja United’s 2-1 win against Blue Waters.
“Winning the match was crucial, as a loss could have made it difficult to achieve our goals for this season. Our goal for this season is to do better than the sixth spot, which we secured last season,” said Gariseb.
Following the third round of matches in the 2023/24 Debmarine Namibia Premiership, Waters currently occupies the fourth position on the league table with six points, while Okahandja United sits in the sixth spot on the log with the same number of points.
Khomas Nampol tops the log with nine points from three matches, followed by Unam with six points in second place and African Stars in third with the same number of points.
At the bottom, Okakarara Young Warriors anchor the log with no points after three matches.
Just above them is Young Africans with no points from two matches, and Young Brazilians complete the relegation quota with no points from three matches. - Nampa