17 Dec 2017 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 17 DEC (NAMPA) Oshakati-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Young Chiefs registered their first win of the season when they beat Citizens 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Young Chiefs are, however, still bottom of the log on eight points - two points behind Rundu Chiefs who are positioned 15th with 10 points and three points away from Tigers, who are 14th with 11 points.
Young Chiefs collected five points from draws in their 12 matches played thus far.
They take on UNAM on Sunday in Windhoek.
UNAM also won Saturday, beating Chief Santos from Tsumeb 1-0 in Windhoek.
They are now fourth on the log, level on 25 points with Young African.
In a late night game at the Sam Nujoma Stadium title contenders Tura Magic, who are currently second on the log with 29 points, lost their third game of the season when they went down 0-1 against Life Fighters from Otjiwarongo.
The win moved Life Fighters to ninth place on the log level on 16 points with Citizens and Blue Waters.
Speaking to the media after the game, Life Fighters coach Christy Guruseb said the win shows how hard they have worked and it gives them hope of avoiding the relegation battle when the second leg of the NPL kicks off next year.
He added that their focus now is turned to their Sunday game against defending champions Tigers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
In other matches played on Saturday in different towns, Young African defeated home team, Rundu Chiefs 2-1, to move third on the log, while Black Africa lost 1-2 against Mighty Gunners in Otjiwarongo to relinquish their third position to fifth on the log on 24 points.
In games played at Walvis Bay; Eleven Arrows drew 2-2 against Civics and Blue Waters lost 1-0 against log leaders African Stars, who extended their lead at the top to 36 points.
They are now seven points clear of the nearest title rival, Tura Magic.