Excitement Builds as Debmarine Premiership Teams Resumes Training for Second Round

As the football fever continues to grip Namibia, anticipation is mounting for the restart of the Debmarine Premiership, scheduled for February 3, 2023. Football clubs across the nation have already plunged into training sessions in preparation for the second round of matches.

FC Ongos took the lead by kicking off their training on January 3, setting the pace for others to follow suit. The football community has witnessed various teams, including Julihno Sporting from Rundu, Young African based in Gobabis, Blue Waters hailing from Walvis Bay, and prominent Windhoek-based clubs such as Khomas Nampol, African Stars, Orlando Pirates, Civics, and Tigers, all diligently gearing up for the upcoming challenges.

Marley Ngarizemo, the Chairperson and Owner of Young Africa, expressed confidence in his team’s abilities and emphasized their ambition to secure a spot in the top five by the end of the season. “Our priority is to finish strong, and I believe in my players to achieve our goals this season,”

Khomas Nampol’s Coach, Fortune Eichab, highlighted the team’s determination to avoid relegation. He revealed plans to strengthen the squad with new players, including those returning from police training who were part of the first division team.Woody Jacobs, the former head coach of Matebele FC, recently appointed as the Head Coach of Orlando Pirates, was spotted energetically leading training sessions with his new team. Despite the challenges of a relegation-bound status, Jacobs is determined to make an impact.

The University of Namibia (UNAM) faced a coaching shift with Ronnie Kanaleleo’s departure, and stand-in coach Robert Nauseb shared that they have already commenced training. The team is also looking to sign new players to fortify their ranks. Defending champions Africa Stars, under the guidance of coach Marvin Mbakera, initiated their training last Wednesday. Mbakera expressed their intention to make strategic signings to enhance the squad’s strength.

The Namibia Premier League Football (NPFL) is set to resume its fixtures on February 3, promising an exciting and competitive season ahead.

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