Tura Magic and Civics draw

25 Apr 2014 11:00am
WINDHOEK, 25 APR (NAMPA) – The Civics Football Club (FC) against Tura Magic FC clash ended in a 2-all draw at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Thursday evening.
The Round 18 MTC/Namibia Premier League match saw Tura Magic opening the scoreboard through Kalusha Alhassan in the seventh minute of the first half, but this lead did not last more than two minutes.
Civics’ forward Wangu Gome equalised through individual brilliance by running with the ball from the right corner of the field into the box to score.
The ‘Civilians’ took the lead about 15 minutes before the half-time break after miscommunication between Tura Magic defenders and their goalkeeper saw a Civics’ corner-kick taken by Steven Gariseb ending in the back of the net without any touch from anyone else on the field.
Tura Magic fought back bravely and equalised minutes before stoppage time through defender Tiberius Lombard, handing both teams a point each.
The result did not move any of the teams on the log standings - Tura Magic maintained its fifth place with 26 points, while Civics remained in sixth spot with 25 points.
Civics’ coach Christy Guruseb told Nampa after the match that his team could have won the game if they had converted all their missed chances in the first half.
He, however, noted that it was a physical game, and his players found it difficult to handle, but they performed well.
Tura Magic coach Timo Tjongarero was not pleased with his team’s performance.
“I wish this is the last time I see my team give such a performance. They did not play according to instructions given to them - we are lucky to have collected a point from this game,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Round 18 of the Premier League continues on Friday evening at the same venue, with action between defending champions and log-leaders Black Africa and Tigers, who are currently second on the log.
On Saturday, Ramblers will host Blue Boys in Windhoek, while in Rundu, relegation-threatened Rundu Chiefs will play against Blue Waters, with United Stars set to do battle against Orlando Pirates.
Eleven Arrows will host African Stars in Walvis Bay as things heat up both at the top and the bottom.