UNAM tastes first defeat, BA goes tops
01 Nov 2014 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 01 NOV (NAMPA) Defending champions Black Africa Football Club (FC) defeated newly promoted University of Namibia Football Club (UNAM FC) on Friday at the Sam Nujoma stadium in Windhoek.
Black Africa beat UNAM FC by 2-1 to move to the top of the MTC Premiership with 13 points after five matches, while UNAM FC dropped to second place with 12 points after five matches of play.
The defending champions claimed victory thanks to goals from Roger Katjiteo and substitute Muna Katupose, who headed in the winning goal to deny UNAM FC a point. The university boys had earlier equalised through their substitute Njengomovandu Tjiposa.
UNAM FC started the match on a high note, but they were left in a state of shock after an early goal from Black Africas striker Katjiteo in the fifth minute of the first half.
Black Africa had played a quick counter attack game from the middle of the park, and passed the ball to their striker who made no mistake to beat UNAM FCs goalkeeper with a fine low shot.
UNAM tried to push forward for an equaliser but they missed a couple of good chances and were denied several goal scoring opportunities by Black Africas goalkeeper.
Despite UNAM FC enjoying the majority of the ball possession, they could not capitalise on it to find more goals though they made several efforts from long range.
UNAMs goalkeeper was called into action when Katjiteo again came close to scoring with a shot from the edge of the penalty box. This time though, the goalkeeper did well to deny the striker a second goal.
UNAM FC continued to enjoy fine ball possession until they found an equaliser through their substitute Tjiposa who tipped the ball into the opposition net.
While the UNAM supporters were celebrating the equaliser, Black Africas substitute Muna Katupose headed a beautiful header to make sure that the champions collect all the three points and regain their place atop the log standings.
Willy Stephanus was the main player for Black Africa in the middle of the field.