Rundu-based duo of United Stars and Rundu Chiefs avoided each other in the last four of the Bidvest Cup competition after the draw of the semi-finals at Soccer House in Windhoek today.
Rundu Chiefs will play against African Stars, while United Stars has a date with Mighty Gunners with the venue still to be decided this week.
The two clubs from the north-eastern region together with Otjiwarongo based club Mighty Gunners, are the surprised packages of this year’s cup, joined by cup favourites African Stars.
This is the first time a teams from Rundu reach the semi-finals of the cup, with Chiefs having had come closer in 2011 were they lost 4-2 against eventual winners Eleven Arrows in Otjiwarongo in the quarters.
Chiefs's Veronica Mudumbi says her side has what it takes to win its first cup competition.
“ We will make sure we are well prepared for the semi-finals. Yes I am positive of winning the cup,” said Mudumbi, who represented the team at the draw.
United Stars Chairman and club owner John Paul, who had been pumping thousands of dollars into the club said he has strong believe that the final will be between his club and Mighty Gunners.
“With no disrespect to any team and the way we played throughout the tournament, shows that we can reach the cup final as I believe in the players. I can confess to you that we have no doubt, looking at the teams that we knocked out in the cup such as Civics and SKW, ” Paul said.
African Stars captain Pat Nevin-Uanavi still thinks his side has to work hard if they are to have any chance of winning the cup after a narrow 1-0 win against Hotspurs in the quarters.
“We cannot underestimate any team in the tournament because it’s eleven versus eleven. There are good teams from the Namibia Premier League (NPL) and it’s not going to be easy. We could have done better against Hotspurs. We just wasted lots of chances. We are not saying we are going to win it but we want to win it,” Uanavi says.