MTC NFA Cup Aweh semi-finals in Gobabis

Blue Waters have set their hearts on clinching the prestigious trophy.

10 October 2021 | Sports

Paulus Shipanga; Head coach; “I really want to win this cup…”

Blue Waters face Civics while Mighty Gunners renew their rivalry against Young African in the semi-finals of the MTC NFA Cup Aweh to be contested at Legare Stadium in Gobabis on 16 October 2021.

This came about after a recent draw, with the Namibia Football Association’s (NFA) flagship competition heading into the final four.

Blue Waters came through the previous two round with victories via penalty shoot-outs, while Civics defeated Khuse FC 3-0 in the quarterfinals.

“I really want to win this cup, not only for myself but for the die-hard supporters,” Blue Waters coach Paulus Shipanga said.

Mighty Gunners lost to African Stars in 2013 and then to Young African in 2017 in the final of the same competition.

The soldiers are hoping to go all the way this time when they take on Young African at the same venue of their 2017 battle.

Apart from the lucrative prize monies, four individual awards will be handed out: Player of the Series; Goalkeeper of the Series; Top Goal Scorer, and Referee of the Series.

So far Gunners’ hitman Asser Hara-Amseb leads the goal scorer’s chart with seven goals, four coming in the round of 32, and three in the round of 16. He’s followed by already eliminated Citizens’ Lazarus Naruseb on four goals.

In total, the MTC NFA Cup Aweh has seen 99 goals scored since the round of 32.

MTC sponsors the NFA with N$4.5 million annually for the FA Cup for the next three years.

The tournament winners go home with N$500 000 and the runners-up with N$250 000, while the third and fourth placed teams receive N$150 000 and N$100 000 respectively.