The head coach of African Stars Football Club, Mervin Mbakera, has revealed the club's ambition of participating in the Confederation of African Football Champions League next season.

Mbakera said that to make the dream a reality, they would first have to win the 2022/23 Debmarine Namibia Premiership title.

The African Stars coach, Mervin Mbakera, made the club's ambitions for the future clear at the Unam Stadium over the weekend by disclosing that the club's biggest aspiration is to win the Debmarine Namibia Premiership, which will be a steppingstone towards CAF Champions League participation next season.

Mbakera revealed the news after his two African Stars sides, Samba Boys and Stalile emerged as the finalists of a friendly games tournament over the weekend.

He said that the competition his two teams brought against Unam and Tura Magic is a true reflection of the club's philosophy, and thus they should take on a challenge on the continental stage as well.

The coach is well aware of the pressure that comes with playing in the Champions League but reiterated that once the players get more playing time they will gain experience which will help them catch up with other African giants.

Mbakera also explained that it will be a good catalyst in making his team a force to be reckoned on different levels.

African Stars are the current premiership leaders with 19 points from 7 matches played and are hoping to pick up maximum points as the season progresses. 

The team returns to topflight action this Saturday when they travel to Otjiwarongo for a meeting with Life Fighters.



Nicolaus Thiremo