Can Pirates ward off determined Arrows?

November 12, 2012, 10:02 am

WINDHOEK – Katutura glamour football club FNB Orlando Pirates are enjoying one of their best starts in the MTC Premiership League campaign in recent years, but that run could become a mere statistic when the rejuvenated Sea Robbers welcome the equally impressive Eleven Arrows.

The pick of the weekend’s clash is scheduled for the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek tomorrow and with both teams going into the match unbeaten after three rounds of fixtures – the visitors will be looking to pick up their first maximum points in the current term.

So far, the ambitious maroon and gold coastal outfit could only muster a paltry 3 points from a possible 9 and need to start winning matches if they are to avoid battling relegation for a second season running.
On the other hand, the Ghosts are among the in-form teams and could inflict more misery on Arrows if left unchecked.
Action gets underway tonight when early pace setters African Stars travel across town for their penultimate clash against old foes Wesbank Tigers at the Windhoek Independence Stadium at 20h00.
The Reds will be without the reliable services of playmaker Rudi Louw, striker Masinga Muheua, defenders Freedom Puriza and Jamu Ngatjizeko. Ngatjizeko starts his one match suspension with this match.

In tomorrow’s action, LHU Blue Waters host Civics at the Narraville Rugby Stadium in Walvs Bay, while Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) entertain Mighty Gunners at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.
Struggling Rundu Chiefs are at home to champions Black Africa at the Rundu Sports Stadium. Unless otherwise stated all matches start at 16h00 sharp.

In mid-week action, Ramblers leapfrogged African Stars to the summit of the MTC Premiership League log standings via a 2-0 victory over league rookies Tura Magic in a scrappy encounter at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Wednesday.

Rejuvenated striker Gazza Kazeurua put the Tunschell Street Boys ahead with a stunning header in the first half. The burly forward connected powerfully with a tantalizing cross from Gordon Nunuhe to give the hosts a slender 1-0 going into the half-time break.
Ramblers put the result to bed late in the 2nd half when substitute James Nailonga took Tura’s ageing defender Erastus Ndjavera to the cleaners before delivering the killer pass that was bundled into the net by another substitute Randall Goagoseb (2-0).
Both teams finished the tie with a man down after Patrick Sakala (Tura Magic) was given the marching orders – only to be followed minutes later by Ramblers’ Immanuel Heita in a match that was characterised by poor officiating.