Civics to shift focus on league title

Civics to shift focus on league title

CIVICS will now focus on defending their league title after being flung out of the MTC NFA Cup by Eleven Arrows at the weekend.

The two-time league champions will go head-to head against an in-form Black Africa side at the SKW Stadium on Friday at 19h30, before they take on Orlando Pirates at the same venue on Sunday. Helmuth Scharnowski’s side has some of the finest players in the league, but their performance let them down against Arrows, who, against all the odds, raised their game and downed the big-spending side.With the defeat, Civics will now focus their attention on retaining the league title, which will be closely contested as the race is still open with 11 matches to go for most of the teams.Civics have now joined Blue Waters, Tigers, Friends and Golden Bees on the sidelines in the MTC Cup competition.Arrows, who were expected to be knocked out in the early rounds, surprised Civics when their striker Robson Haitamba obtained the fastest goal in the competition, striking goal just 23 seconds after the kick-off.The league title winners will be rewarded handsomely, with over N$500 000 budgeted for first prize, while a battle for survival is also expected among the clubs stuck at the bottom of the table.Two teams will be relegated when the season comes to a close on May 12.Helmuth Scharnowski’s side has some of the finest players in the league, but their performance let them down against Arrows, who, against all the odds, raised their game and downed the big-spending side.With the defeat, Civics will now focus their attention on retaining the league title, which will be closely contested as the race is still open with 11 matches to go for most of the teams.Civics have now joined Blue Waters, Tigers, Friends and Golden Bees on the sidelines in the MTC Cup competition.Arrows, who were expected to be knocked out in the early rounds, surprised Civics when their striker Robson Haitamba obtained the fastest goal in the competition, striking goal just 23 seconds after the kick-off.The league title winners will be rewarded handsomely, with over N$500 000 budgeted for first prize, while a battle for survival is also expected among the clubs stuck at the bottom of the table.Two teams will be relegated when the season comes to a close on May 12.

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