Rundu Chiefs sent off in eight-goal thriller

07 May 2018 09:00am
WINDHOEK, 07 MAY (NAMPA) – Rundu Chiefs Football Club were on Sunday given a humiliating send off to the National First Division by Black Africa (BA) in an eight-goal thriller.
The Rundu-based outfit lost 1-7 at the Sports Klub Windhoek field in Olympia.
Black Africa ended the 2017/18 MTC Namibia Premier League on second position with 55 points after their last match of the season Sunday.
Going into the match, BA needed maximum points if they were to secure second position on the log standing and take home N.dollars 600 000.
The Lively Lions, as Black Africa are also known, opened the scoring as early as the first minute through McCartney Nawaseb.
Striker Salomo Kamulilo’s four goals saw his former club getting one of their biggest score margins in the country’s elite league.
Kamulilo was excellent on the day and found the back of the net twice - in the 22nd and 45th minutes - for a 3-0 half-time score.
In the second half, BA continued their onslaught, with Kamulilo scoring a hattrick and his team’s fourth goal in the 46th minute.
Rundu Chiefs found their footing as they brought one back in the 61st minutes after brilliant play from the left wing found substitute Titus Abraham, who slotted in their consolation goal.
It only took a minute for BA to find the back of the net again, with Wendell Rudath scoring their fifth and then substitute Koviao Mundjiva adding his name to the score sheet in the 85th minute before Kamulilo finished off the day with his fourth goal and BA’s seventh in the 91st minute.
With the win, BA finished nine points behind league winner, African Stars, who finished the league on 64 points.
Rundu Chiefs will now ply their football in the North East First Division alongside fellow relegated team, Chief Santos from Tsumeb.
Oshakati-based Young Chiefs, who were also axed, will battled it out in the North West First Division next season.