Civics Plan to ‘Attack and Attack’


By Kuvee Kangueehi WINDHOEK Asec Mimosas FC arrived yesterday at the Hosea Kutako International Airport for the second leg match of the CAF Champions League against Civics FC on Sunday. The Ivorian champions, who are enjoying a three-goal advantage from the first leg, are expected to do some light training today and tomorrow before their crucial tie on Sunday at the Independence Stadium. The match is scheduled to kick off at 16h00. The match on Sunday will definitely be an uphill battle for the Bethlehem Boys and the club director Helmut Sharnowski is fully aware of the task. Speaking to New Era yesterday, Sharnowski said the preparations are going well and that the team is going for attacking play from the first whistle. ” The game plan is very simple for us, attack and attack.” He added that his team has nothing to lose and their football will only be moving in one direction which is forward. Civics FC will miss the services of their attacking midfielder Congo Hindjou who is serving a suspension after receiving four yellow cards. The suspension is a major blow for the Namibian champions and only Sunday afternoon will determine how costly Hindjou’s suspension will be. The current log leaders are also sweating over the fitness of the in-form Brian Brendell who suffered a shoulder injury in the midweek game against Cymot SKW. Civics overpowered the new premier league boys by five goals to nil and the result should give them the necessary boost ahead of the clash on Sunday. Civics will not have it that easy against the West African team which has been dominating in the competition for the last decade. However, the Khomasdal side can count on the services of their captain Amos Shiyuka who will lead the troops on Sunday. Asec Mimosas is one of the biggest clubs on the continent and is well known for their football academy which has produced world-class players such as Arsenal’s duo Kolo Toure and Eboue. The Ivorian champions, have had mixed results against southern African clubs and in the year 1995 lost in the final to South Africa’s giants Orlando Pirates in Abidjan. Asec Mimosas went down to a single goal which was scored by Jerry ” Legs of Thunder” Sikhosana which enabled Pirates to be the first team from South Africa to win the competition.