Stars edge past Pirates

20 Mar 2014 12:00

Second half substitute Johanness Seibeb's volley was enough for African Stars to see off Orlando Pirates 1-0 and reach the competition's quarter-finals at at the Sam Nujoma stadium last night.

 

The solitary goal came after replacing Seibeb had replaced another Pirates old boy Riaan Cloete to end his former club's hopes of lifting their first silverware in nearly five years.

 

No club have won the Bidvest cup back to back but Stars coach Woody Jacobs believes that his side has what it takes to bag the cup that is comes with a N$550 000 cheque.

 

Meanwhile, Stars are also very much in the mix in the title race of the MTC/Namibia Premier League (NPL) but they face an inform Rundu based club United Stars who beat Blue Boys last weekend 2-0 in Rundu.

 

Stars have 26 points, two points behind Black Africa and Tigers who are joint top on 28 points respectively.

 

" We deserved victory on the night even if you ask anybody as we created good chances. We are going to Rundu to play Stars and it's not going to be easy," said Jacob.

 

Also at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Kaizen Football Academy knockout out former winners of the competition Ramblers on penalties.

 

KFA won 6-5.

 

The draw for the quarter finals of the competition will be confirmed in due course.