BA ends cup drought by winning Standard Bank Super Cup

28 Sep 2014 10:00am
WINDHOEK, 27 SEP (NAMPA) – Black Africa Football Club (FC) are the winners of the inaugural Standard Bank Cup.
They beat arch rivals African Stars 3-2 here on Saturday.
The last time Black Africa won a local cup competition was in 2004, when it won the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup.
The Super Cup is a once-off game played between the NPL winner (Black Africa) and the winner of the NFA Bidvest Namibia Cup (African Stars).
The winners received N.dollars 500 000, and runners-up N.dollars 200 000.
African Stars opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute of the game when Brandley Werman converted a cross from Edwin Korokuve.
The “Lively Lions” replied in the 34th minute when Ananias Gebhardt headed into goal a Denzil Haoseb cross, and five minutes later Gebhardt scored Black Africa’s second goal assisted by Muna Katupose.
The half time score was 2-1 in favour of Black Africa.
In the second half Black Africa continued where they left off, with substitute striker Roger Katjiteo, who came on for Katupose, converting his team’s third goal in the 68th minute after one-two combination play between himself and Denzil Haoseb.
African Stars netted their second goal in the 87th minute through a brilliant free kick by Meraai Swartbooi.
Speaking to Nampa after the game Black Africa coach Brian Isaacs said winning the cup was a way of showing that his side is still a team to reckon with when the NPL season kicks off next month.
“The team has depth, and today individual brilliance and team work showed we are a team to beat when the league starts, but credit should be given to the boys for playing as a team and ending our Cup drought since 2004,” he stated.
African Stars coach Woody Jacobs said his team made too many errors, and Black Africa was more determined than his side.
Swartbooi received N.dollars 2 000 for his free kick in a “Moment of Brilliance”, and Gebhardt was selected “Man of the Match” and also walked away with N.dollars 2 000.