Civics beat wasteful Rundu Chiefs to improve log standing

06 Mar 2016 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 06 MAR (NAMPA) – Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Civics Football Club beat Rundu Chiefs 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday to improve their position on the log standing.
The Khomasdal-based Civics are now 11th on the log with 26 points, moving up from 13th place on the log with 23 points. Rundu Chiefs are still ninth on the log with 27 points from 22 games played thus far.
The match played on Saturday formed part of Round 22 and 23 of the NPL.
Going into the game Rundu Chiefs had a run of four undefeated games.
The Rundu-based NPL team dominated play and created a number of scoring chances but could not get one behind the net as Civics goalkeeper Edward Mayova was unbeatable in the centre of the goals.
Rundu Chiefs’ dominance came to an end when brilliant play by Civics forwards and a goal by Donald Geiseb before the half-time break gave them the lead and took the half-time score to a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, Rundu Chiefs came out like a house on fire controlling play, but a counter-attack by Civics in the 69th minute awarded them their second goal through brilliant play between Gaiseb and their super substitute Llewelyn Stanley, who scored his team’s second goal.
Despite being two goals down the travelling team still controlled play and could not get the ball past Mayova, who was having a brilliant afternoon. Mayova’s resistance came to an end after Alfeus Ngwezi dribbled past two defenders in the goalkeepers’ box to give an assist to Barnand Horaseb, who scored Rundu Chiefs’ consolation goal.
Mayova still denied Ngwezi an equaliser after he saved his goal inside the box on the referee’s additional time in the 92nd minute. The game ended 2-1.
Speaking to Nampa after the game, Rundu Chiefs coach John Sikerete said his team was too relaxed and did not play with enough urgency, but going into their Sunday game against Orlando Pirates they are looking forward to collecting the three points.
In another game played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Orlando Pirates beat Young Chiefs from Oshakati 1-0.
In games played in Rundu, Tura Magic lost their game 5-3 against Julinho Sporting, while another Rundu-based outfit United Stars lost 2-1 against UNAM.