Blue Waters FC claims bragging rights

Rudi Bowe

Namibian Premier League soccer side Blue Waters still has bragging rights at the coast after they beat second division side ARYSTEQ Western Spurs Football Club 6-5 in a penalty shootout in the MTC NFA Cup Round of 16 games played at the Jan Wilken stadium in Walvis Bay.

Blue Waters coach, Paulus Shipanga, said the win is definitely a boost for the team and gives them the bragging rights at the coast.  Shipanga said, “We knew it’s not going to be an easy game. Spurs had nothing to lose and they really played well showed a fighting spirit and never die attitude.”
“Game was a good display of talent and discipline and it showed once more that there is talent in Walvis Bay”
“I appreciate the outcome of fans as they are our 12th player and we always need their support”, Shipanga said.
Shipanga said that tomorrow’s quarterfinal game against Young Brazilians in Windhoek is a must win. “We will go all out and make sure that we advance to the semi-finals.
Tyrone J Mouton, Chairperson ARYSTEQ Western Spurs Football Club, said, “I give credit to Blue Waters FC for putting up such a resilient fight throughout, producing a man of the match performance from their goalkeeper, Spiegel who had to make multiple crucial saves to keep them in the match and saving the sudden death winning penalty too. They have our support moving forward into the Cup competition and we wish them well.”
“Our boys Spurs did us so proud and we expected to have this one in the pocket but fell short by the skin of the goal line. This is football and the whole team and team officials deserve all the credit and praise” Mouton said.
“Moving forward, we will take some time off and observe the outcome of the last Coastal group match of the transitional league between Northern Stars and Blue Boys FC this coming weekend whose result will determine if we proceed into the next phase”
“I can only pledge to the supporters from our community that Western Spurs football Club will grow in strength and that we will bring football back to the suburb of Narraville and its football stadium with the help from our municipality. Football must come home” Mouton added.
“Alternatively we will conclude and plan towards the full league season in the Southern Stream First Division. We acknowledge the Mayor of Walvis Bay for showing his support to the football sports code, the commitment of our partner ARYSTEQ Asset Management and sponsors Mr 24/7 Emergency Medical Care, OTB Sports, Coca Cola and FDA” Mouton concluded.

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