Stars beat Pirates to maintain log position

16 Feb 2015 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 16 FEB (NAMPA) - Namibia Premier League (NPL) log leaders African Stars walloped FNB Orlando Pirates by 3-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium here on Sunday.
Stars extended their lead at the top to 41 points after 17 games.
Stars' coach Woody Jacobs said they handled the pressure well in the first half, and he is happy with his players’ performances.
Nicky Musambani scored the match’s first goal 31 minutes after kick-off, taking pirates to the lead of 1-0 at half time but that did not last very long when the Stars pulled back defense and eventually controlled the game to score three goals.
Pirates’ coach Lucky Kakuva said his team played well but lost concentration on defense in the second half. He said Stars will make a big mistake if they become complacent with their log position.
In the 67th minute, Stars' Pat-Nevin Uanivi capitalised on Pirates’ mistake and scored their first goal.
At about 80 minutes into the match Bradley Wermann again found the back of the net for his team, to score their second goal, and Treasure Kauapirura scored their third goal nine minutes later.
“Winning all our weekend games really shows that we are in a good direction, and if we continue winning we will be settled end of March,” said Jacobs.
Jacobs stated that he is happy that they managed to win the match, adding there is still a tough route ahead.
Also at the Sam Nujoma Stadium at the weekend, Tura Magic and Mighty Gunners held each other to a two-all draw on Sunday.
Looking at the ranks, Tigers is second on 31 points out of 17 games with a seven point goal difference between them and Black Africa who are now third also on 31 points.
In other games played at the University of Namibia's sports field on Sunday, Rundu based United Stars held Tigers to a one-all draw. While another Rundu based outfit Julinho Sporting lost 2-0 against Rebels.
Pirates beat Tura Magic 2-1 on Saturday to climb to six positions on the log with 26 points after 16 games.