Blue Boys too much for Spurs

Payback time

26 May 2021 | Sports

Ashley Olyn; Blue Boys coach; “It has been long overdue…”

Swakopmund • [email protected]


Blue Boys defeated Walvis Bay-based Western Spurs 3-0 in a Namibia Football Association (NFA) Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) transitional league encounter at Mondesa stadium on Sunday.

Blue Boys raced into a 2-0 lead at half time courtesy of a brace by Gabriel “Masinga” Shemuvalula.

“I told them before the match that they owe me three goals before half time and they gave me two,” said Blue Boys’ head coach, Ashley Olyn, after the match.

The pacey Esegiel Garoeb put the writing on the wall with an emphatic finish in the second half, securing all three points for Blue Boys.

“In the second half they gave me the third goal. They played with passion and I am happy that they managed to produce the three goals that I asked from them,” Olyn said.

He attributed the victory to his game plan, which the team executed according to plan, bringing about the desired result.

“The game was hard, but we came prepared. I told the boys that we cannot be beaten on our own turf. I instructed the players to minimize their touches on the ball, only touching it two or three times.”

According to Olyn, the victory over Spurs has been long overdue.

“The players owe it to our fans and to the Swakopmund community at large.”

He thanked the fans for their unwavering support throughout the years.

There will be more NFA SSFD transitional league football on Sunday, 30 May, with Northern Stars taking on Blue Boys at the Jan Wilken Stadium in Walvis Bay.

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