29 Nov 2017 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 29 NOV (NAMPA) - Black Africa Football Club coach, Lucky Richter said his team will be league title contenders when round two of the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League (NPL) kicks off in 2018.
Richter said this in an interview with the media after his team shared the spoils with current NPL log leaders, African Stars, at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Black Africa (BA) and African Stars (Stars) drew 0-0 during round 10.
In a game of two halves, Stars came out the stronger side in the first half, but failed to find the back of the net from all their hard work.
In the second half, BA dominated ball position and created a number of scoring opportunities but failed to convert.
Stars now have 26 points, one point more than second-placed Tura Magic.
BA are fourth on the log with 17 points, the same number of points as Young African, who occupy third place.
Richter said a draw against the log leaders is a positive sign for them.
We were the better team on the day because we dominated the second half and created a lot of scoring chances, which we could not convert. I am happy to see that Stars are not running away with the title because they are just nine points away from us, which is a good sign for us to fight better in the second round of the league season, he said.
Richter added that for now they just want to narrow the gap between them, Stars and Tura Magic and by the second round, for his youthful players to understand the league and their senior players better, which will make their team stronger.
Stars coach Bobby Samaria said the results on the night against BA did not do any justice to the two teams, but he was happy they collected a point on the night.