African Stars become second winner of Super Cup

01 Aug 2015 21:40pm
WINDHOEK, 01 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibia Premier League (NPL) champions African Stars won the second edition of the Standard Bank Namibia Super Cup here on Saturday.
Stars beat Tigers Football Club 1-0.
The match between the league winners African Stars and the Bidvest Namibia Cup winners Tigers FC was played at the cathedral of local football, the Sam Nujoma Stadium, in Katutura.
Black Africa won the inaugural one-day cup competition in 2014 after defeating Stars 3-2.
On Saturday, both teams played to a dull 0-0 first half.
In the second half the two teams came out attacking and creating a number of scoring chances.
Stars got the only goal of the game through Obrei Amseb after dribbling past a Tigers defender a shot 25 metres from goal.
Tigers’ attempts to get an equaliser were denied by Stars veteran goalkeeper Athiel Mbaha, who made a brilliant save to keep his side in the game until the 90th minute to be crowned Super Cup Champions for the first time.
Speaking to the media after the game, African Stars coach Bobby Samaria said he was happy his team won, adding that the serious journey starts now.
“The fact that we won shows that the team will improve when the season starts. and I am currently happy we won the Super Cup because Tigers where a tough opponent but our team was the better one on the day,” said Samaria.
Tigers coach Brian Isaacs said he was pleased with his team’s performance and the future looks promising.
“Today we just failed to convert our chances in the game, but I am happy with the team that I currently have. I might add two more players to the squad that I have, but I can see us doing well in our future games,” said Isaacs.
The once-off Standard Bank Super Cup champions African Stars walked away with N.dollars 500 000, while Tigers won N.dollars 200 000.