African Stars now second on NPL log
12 Dec 2013 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) - African Stars Football Club (FC) boosted their standings on the Namibia Premier League (NPL) log when they beat Ramblers 2-0 on Wednesday evening at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in the capital.
Stars are now in second place with 16 points, one point behind log leaders Tigers FC.
Their first goal came 18 minutes into the game off the boot of midfielder Deon Hotto.
The score remained 1-0 at half-time.
Ramblers players returned to the pitch for the second half very energetic and with a different tactic of controlling the ball, rather than the defensive mode they employed in the first half.
But this did not help much, as Stars Elvis Tjivasera netted the second goal for his team minutes before the end of the match.
Only one yellow card was issued during the match, which went to Ramblers Nicro Nauseb for foul play.
Speaking to the media shortly after the match, Stars coach Woody Jacobs said his players played well, and after some criticism about the team, they came back stronger.
I applaud the great performance from Deon (Hotto) and the rest of the players. They really proved that the criticism didn't put them down, he stated.
Jacobs noted that they still have one more game against Tigers next week Friday before they go on a festive season break, and they want to beat the log leaders.
He furthermore expressed hope for better performances next year, and that they would try not to lose their good position on the log until the end of the league season.