Tigers, Benfica clash: a test of strength and survival

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WINDHOEK – From conducting training sessions on an abandoned piece of land in the dusty streets of Tsumeb to working with worn-out players, relegation-threatened Benfica coach, Bafana Seibeb, is adamant the club will survive the dreaded relegation axe that has been hovering over their heads since the beginning of the season.

At home, faced with a daunting task of collecting maximum points against an in-form Tigers outfit in tomorrow’s clash at the Oscar Norich Stadium, Seibeb admits it will not be an easy assignment for his charges but insists they are well prepared and ready to give Tigers a good run for their money.

“Our journey in the premiership has not been easy. We don’t have a proper pitch where the team trains and half of my players work at the mine, so it means most of them only arrive from work at around 19h00, which only gives us a few minutes to conduct our training session because the guys have to go home as they are already tired coming from work. It really affects the players’ fitness levels,” says Seibeb.

With a gulf of about 25 points separating basement dwellers Benfica from fourth-placed Tigers, who have 32 points, tomorrow’s clash will go a long way in defining Tigers tenacity in the race for the coveted league title race, while it equally serves as a do-or-die clash for Benfica, who have no choice but to collect maximum points in order boost their survival hopes.

Full Weekend Fixtures
are as follows:

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Mighty Gunners vs Black Africa – Mokati Stadium
Orlando Pirates vs Unam -Sam Nujoma Stadium
Benfica vs Tigers – Oscar Norich Stadium
Touch & Go vs Rebels – Otavi Stadium
United Stars vs Civics – Rundu Sports Stadium
Julinho Sporting vs Citizens – Rundu Sports Stadium
Blue Waters vs African Stars – Kuisebmond Stadium
Eleven Arrows vs Tura Magic – Kuisebmond Stadium

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Mighty Gunners vs Unam – Mokati Stadium
Orlando Pirates vs Black Africa – Sam Nujoma Stadium
Benfica vs Rebels – Oscar Norich Stadium
Touch & Go vs Tigers – Otavi Stadium
Julinho Sporting vs Civics -Rundu Sports Stadium
United Stars vs Citizens – Rundu Sports Stadium
Eleven Arrows vs African Stars – Kuisebmond Stadium
Blue Waters vs Tura Magic – Kuisebmond Stadium

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