Young Chiefs, Tura Magic, Young African and Mighty Gunners reached the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup semifinals, following their exciting quarterfinals victories at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis on Saturday.
Otjiwarongo based outfit Mighty Gunners faced Try Again in the first match of the day, with Mighty Gunners winning by a goal to nil, through an Asser Hara-Ramseb goal. Hara-Ramseb went on to win the Man of the Match award.
In the second match of the day, Tura Magic took on Windhoek rivals Civics with an Itamunua Keimuine strike separating the two sides. Keimuine won the man of the match award.
In the third match, Gobabis favourites Young African took on north eastern side Rundu Chiefs and the two sides could not be separated by the end of regulation time and needed penalties to decide the tie, following a 0-0 scoreline.
Young African went on to win the shootout by 5-4. Himee Hengombe of Young African won the Man of the Match award.
Eastern Chiefs faced Oshakati-based Young Chiefs in the final match of the Quarterfinals. Lee-Roy Angula scored twice, with Kennedy Paulus, Eilo Shipalanga and Uatumba Muheua each scoring once to give the northern side an impressive 5-1 win. Kakuuai got the consolation goal for Eastern Chiefs.
In the semifinals, Young African will play Young Chiefs, while Mighty Gunners will face Tura Magic.
Salatuel Kaunatjike scored in extra time to guide Young African to their first ever Debmarine Namibia Cup triumph as they defeated Mighty Gunners 3-2 in a thrilling final played at the Legare Stadium in Gobabis on Saturday afternoon.
Former United Stars head coach and National Under-20 (U20) assistant coach, Shakes Malembu has been appointed as the new coach of Rundu Chiefs on a six-month contract.
Ricardo Mannetti will make changes to the starting line-up to face Zambia on Monday night, 21h00, Namibian time, for the Group B top of the table clash with one eye on the quarterfinals scheduled for Saturday, 27 January at the 2018 Africa Nations Champio