19 Nov 2018 09:00am
WINDHOEK, 19 NOV (NAMPA) African Stars lost 1-0 to Eleven Arrows at the Kuisebmond Stadium, while Civics fell 3-2 to Julinho Sporting as the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) 2018/19 season entered its second round of matches Sunday.
Stars were last year beaten twice by the same team on their way to winning the championship.
At Windhoeks Sam Nujoma Stadium, Salazar Ngunzu put Civics in the lead before Ntjamba Haindaka levelled from the penalty spot just before half-time.
The goal came a minute after Civics were denied a goal through offside following a short corner kick.
The halftime score was 1-1.
Julinho then took the lead in the second half when Markie Muwana beat Welcome Nail with a beautiful bicycle kick.
The Civilians refused to give up and a throw in from Harold Kanderera resulted in four Civics players playing beautiful one touch football, before Deon Kibit slammed the equaliser home with less than 15 minutes of the game remaining.
With Civics pushing for a winner, they were caught on the counter by Julinho when Patrick Matengu laid the ball for substitute Veiko Sindimbe, who had an easy task of tapping the ball into the empty net to give his side a 3-2 victory.
In other weekend matches, Mighty Gunners continued their top form by beating new boys Young Brazilians 4-2.
Gunners are now top of the log with six points having won both their matches this season.
Young African played a second successive draw after being held at home by Life Fighters 1-1.
It was Fighters first point of the season.
Okahandja United lost to Black Africa by a 1-0 scoreline, while Tura Magic held Blue Waters 0-0 at the coast.
Orlando Pirates and Tigers drew 1-1 at the SKW Stadium in the capital, with Unam and Citizens completing the days programme with a 2-2 draw.
In total, 19 goals were scored during the second round matches.