Tigers eye reinforcements

Gustav Isaak in action for Tigers. File photo

Tigers head coach James Britz is looking to beef up his side with at least two attackers for the Debmarine Premiership’ second leg.

He believes adding firepower will greatly enhance the club’s fortunes and see them close the gap on log leaders and defending champions, African Stars, who they held 2-2 on Sunday.

Overall, the ‘Ingweinyama’ recorded five wins, six draws and four losses to total 21 points after 15 matches of the 2023/24 Namibia Premier Football League.

Talking to Desert Radio this week, Britz said his side needed to hit the ground running during the second leg and not be left in the blocks again.

“All I want is a deadly striker and two quality wingers. That will be a huge boost for us. We lost a lot of quality players last season but are certainly confident of bringing back the glory days of the team,” said Britz.

“We started off with a new crop of players but we are getting the rhythm. It is important to strengthen our attack. We are still left with many games and the only problem is that African Stars FC, FC Ongos and Khomas Nampol are stretching away,” he said.

“With this league you will never know, it is very tough and competitive but every one will lose some games and there will be no team that will be unbeaten this season.”

With good planning and support from management, the team has the potential to get into the top five bracket by the end of the campaign.

“We have lost a lot of games that we were not supposed to and we are now committed to improving by winning more games. With the management’s support, we will do better this season by snatching fourth place on the log standing,” said Britz.

He added that there are a number of things the technical team was not happy about that management needs to address before going into the second leg.

“It’s good that we address issues that we faced during the first leg because it is important for both the technical team and management to have one vision and be unified in order to do well during the second leg.”

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