By Carlos Kambaekwa
Despite the dreaded relegation axe hovering dangerously over their heads, Mighty Gunners’ mentor Dawid “the Lion” Snewe vehemently ruled out any suggestions of his young brigade being relegated to the country’s second tier division at the end of the current league campaign.
The men in uniform are currently lying third from bottom with a paltry two points above the relegation zone and the same number of points behind 9th placed Oshakati City on the MTC Namibia Premiership log standings.
The men in uniform have proved to be poor travellers and lost their umpteenth away match when they went down by 3 goals to 1 against African Stars in Windhoek last weekend, but a defiant Snewe strongly believes the law enforcers still have what it takes to stave off relegation.
“The defeat against Stars was self-inflicted because two of my best players have not reported for training during the whole of last week after our unlucky defeat at the hands of Ramblers in the last 16 of the MTC NFA Cup at Walvis Bay,” charged Snewe.
“The pair never bothered to turn up for training and up to now we don’t know anything on the whereabouts and that’s a very painful exercise at this level of competition as their unexplained absence left us to field a makeshift team.”
The powerfully built former Black Africa and Liverpool lethal goal poacher striker is determined to collect maximum points from their five remaining home matches and has visiting teams to expect little mercy when they take to the battlefield against the wounded soldiers at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo.
“If one looks at the few teams above us, the point diffe-rence is very marginal and I’m confident we can stay afloat if we play with more purpose especially at home.”