BA go top in Premier League

09 Jun 2014 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JUN (NAMPA) - Namibia Premier League (NPL) defending champions Black Africa Football Club (FC) went top of the NPL log standings after overcoming coastal side Blue Boys FC by 3-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Black Africa (BA) went into Round 21 of the NPL tie against relegation-threatened Blue Boys, knowing only a win would give them a chance to retain the title they have won for the past three seasons.
BA striker Muna Katupose opened the scoring just nine minutes into the game to give his side the controlling power.
His twin brother Tara Katupose scored a brace in the second half, starting with a volley in the 68th minute which left Blue Boys’ goalkeeper Gideon Gideon stranded.
He then scored his second goal from a Willy Stephanus cross in the 77th minute.
The win puts BA on 45 points, with only one game left to play in the 2013/2014 season. African Stars are second on 42 points, and also still have a game to play against Blue Boys.
Stars are also still waiting to hear the outcome of their appeal to replay the abandoned match against Orlando Pirates in March.
Pirates were leading that game by 2-0 at the Sam Nujoma stadium when the lights went off, with only 8 minutes remaining on the referee’s clock.
Meanwhile, BA coach Brian Isaacs told the media after the game on Sunday that they really wanted the three points, and they got them convincingly.
“It’s great to get the three points today. It was all about goals for us, and I’m happy we managed to score three goals although we wanted to score four so that we could have a better goal difference than African Stars,” he noted.
Isaacs added that his side’s last game of the league will be against Tura Magic, and this time around his team will be well-prepared.
“We always have tough games when we play Tura Magic, but this time around they will face a different and more determined Black Africa, fighting to clinch the league,” he boasted.