Civics aim to shoot down Arrows
Civics has a tough assignment against coastal outfit Eleven Arrows when the two MTC Premiership giants clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday.
Despite that, Civics will aim to shoot down the high flying Arrows that also has so far conceded two goals in their two matches, compared to Civics which leaked three in their three matches.
Civics goes into the match after their first win over new kids of the block Blue Boys last weekend, and this match will prove another tall order, as Arrows is seeking another win after their emphatic 5-1 triumph over Oshakati City last weekend.
Civics on their part beat Swakopmund-based Blue Boys 1-0 in their away match played at the poor Tamariskia Stadium, and now playing at home, the Civilians will have an upper hand in terms of their support base.
Arrows, which is two places below Civics in 8th spot, will despite this match still have a game in hand and a win will do them good away from their home of Walvis Bay.
Also, former Arrows defender Bobby Kaapama will be in the starting line up for Civics and together with Franklin April and Donelly Nel, will be expected to carry out the defensive duties against an Arrows side that will also be armed to the teeth.
Upfront, Civics boasts with the mercurial Costa Khaiseb who is expected to hit the target, with the enterprising Heini Isaacks set to control matters in the middle of the park.
Civics boasts with a large number of attacking midfielders and can afford to attack from both the wings and from within the midfield. Both Civics coach Ali Akan and his counterpart, Congo Hindjou are the best of friends away from the playing field, but this time they will be fighting for tactical supremacy when the match kick-off at 17h00 on the Astro-turf in the capital.
The two coaches are highly regarded in domestic football, but it will now all boil down to their different methods they will employ to get them the maximum points.
Civics has to date won only one of their three matches and are ranked sixth on the log table with four points, while Arrows has garnered one point less with also one win from two matches played to date.
* In a midweek encounter, former Civics frontman Floris Diergaardt was on target for his new team Ramblers in their 1-0 win over Tigers. Diergaardt, who served Civics with distinction for several years before he was loaned out this season was in good form despite his weight. He can even be more dangerous if he shed some of the kilos by the second round of matches.
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