Stars bow out of CAF tournament

17 Feb 2014 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 17 FEB (NAMPA) - African Stars Football Club (FC) bowed out of the 2014 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations’ Cup on Sunday when they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Angola’s Petro Atletico de Luanda.
Stars won the first leg of the preliminary Round One matches by 2-0 here a week ago, but lost 3-0 to the Angolan side in Luanda on Sunday.
The Namibia Football Association (NFA) said in a media statement issued here on Monday that the Angolans took the lead inside the first five minutes of the match, and were leading by 2-0 at halftime.
Petro got their third goal midway in the second half, and closed shop to take the tie by 3-2 on aggregate.
Stars played Petro by virtue of having won the NFA Bidvest Namibia Cup last season.
Another local side, MTC Premiership champions Black Africa also ended their campaign in the 2014 CAF Champions’ League when they played to a one-all draw against Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa on Saturday at the Independence Stadium here.
BA lost by 3-0 to Chiefs in South Africa last week.
The NFA noted that despite these disappointments, Namibians can take solace from the fact that the two clubs competed with real seriousness, albeit with limited resources at their disposal.
Stars and BA will now turn their attention to the Bidvest Namibia Cup’s Last-32 Round of Matches, which continue on Saturday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, as well as the Namibia Premier League campaign.
Stars’ players will return from Angola on Tuesday.