Goals dry up for Stars

04 Feb 2016 12:10pm
WINDHOEK, 04 FEB (NAMPA) – Namibia Premier League (NPL) defending champions African Stars FC are finding the going tough in the country’s elite club competition this season as they are amongst the league’s lowest goal scorers.
The defending champions have played to back-to-back goalless draws in their last two Premier League outings and now lie fourth on the log standings with 29 points after 19 matches.
Speaking to Nampa after yet another goalless draw in the NPL against Orlando Pirates FC on Sunday, African Stars coach Bobby Samaria acknowledged that goal scoring was a serious problem which his team has to improve on if they are to retain the title.
“We went for 45 minutes without recording a single shot on target during the first half today, not even a header or a shot, and that is very poor from our side. Goal scoring is absolutely an area that my team has to improve on,” said Samaria.
Echoing his sentiments, African Stars captain and defender Pat-Nevin Uanivi said the goals were “just not coming” for his team despite the great football they are playing.
“We are playing very well but the goals are not coming for us. Defensively we are doing well but we are lacking goals. We are the lowest scoring team in the league with 14 goals,” he added.
African Stars trail league leaders Tigers by 16 after 18 matches into the season.