They fired me, says Jacobs…. Take on a new challenge with Tafic

Namibian coach Woody Jacobs has revealed that his departure from Matebele FC in Botswana was due to disappointing results.

Jacobs, who signed with the club in August 2023, said he was relieved of his duties for the second time on April 29 after losing to Gaborone United, not because of his involvement with the senior women’s team, the Brave Gladiators.

“I didn’t fly to Namibia to coach the Gladiators; They were in Botswana and I spent two days with them. On those two days Matebele did not play, so national duties did not interfere with club duties.

“In December, when I traveled with the Gladiators to Ghana, I spoke to my team and left. After the trip to Ghana I went to Namibia because I had been fired, I went to train Orlando Pirates in January and February. Then Matebele called me and fired me again last month.

Jacobs explained that his balance after returning to Matebele was three draws and four defeats.

Drawn 0-0 with Masitaoka and Morepule Wanderers, lost 2-1 against Police 11 and 11 Angels respectively, drew 1-1 against Township Rollers, lost 2-1 against Sua Flamingoes and Gaborone United.

“That’s the history and the reason I was fired,” Jacobs explained. Matebele is currently ranked 11th out of 16 teams.

However, soon after he landed another job at Tafic FC, who are currently fifth in the Botswana Premier League standings.

“My contract with Tafic, a club based in Francistown, is until the end of the season, with the option to renew for one more season.

With Tafic, Jacobs is focusing on the immediate challenges, including the upcoming Orange FA Cup quarter-final clash against Sua Flamingoes tomorrow. “It is the quarterfinal phase of the cup.

On Wednesday next week there will be a league match against Masitoaka in Francistown. There are seven league games left,” Jacobs shared.

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