20 February 2013

Namibia: We Just Want Points, Says Woody Jacobs

TURA Magic coach Woody Jacobs is only concerned about collecting maximum points against former club Ramblers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium tonight (20h00).

Jacobs, who left Ramblers under a cloud of controversy just over two weeks ago, said there is no room for sentiment and he is not bothered by the kind of reception he'll get from his previous employers.

"For us the focus is not on who we are playing. It's just going out to get the three points," Jacobs told The Namibian Sport yesterday.

"Maybe from Ramblers side they would come out and want to prove that I made a mistake by leaving. But for me, there's no pressure or sentiment because I'm playing Ramblers."

Jacobs has not had the best of starts at Magic, losing both games he has presided over.

A Bidvest Namibia Cup ousting at the hands of Southern Stream First Division outfit Hotspurs was followed by another damaging defeat to Orlando Pirates in the league on Saturday

That loss meant they dropped further into relegation trouble and are now in dire need of points to elevate their status.

While Ramblers enjoyed success in the Cup, they too were thumped 3-1 at home by Mighty Gunners in the league on Saturday.

However they are still comfortably perched in the top four on the NPL log.

"I'm not gonna employ special tactics because it's Ramblers. Ramblers are standing in the way of three points. Tomorrow (tonight), it's about who has the desire to get the three points," Jacobs said

"The objective is to get out of the current situation. I believe the team has the quality. We may not have the Premier League experience compared to other teams but we will fight for all three points in every game we play until the end of the season."

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