03 Dec 2018 09:40am
WINDHOEK, 03 DEC (NAMPA) African Stars Football Club proved too good for new boys Okahandja United, whom they defeated 3-1 in a MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) match played at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Sunday.
Stars took an early lead through Rodger Katjiteo in the seventh minute of the match.
United then had a goal disallowed for offside in the 24th minute after Charles Ngarizemo connected with a header from a Christiaan Doeseb free kick.
Gustav Isaak then doubled the lead for Stars when his free kick sailed over the head of Uniteds badly positioned goal minder, Calvin Spiegel.
Stars then scored a well worked goal which saw Isaak shifting possession from the left side of his teams attack to the right, where he found Godwin Jena, who turned his marker inside out before laying the ball off to an unmarked Katjiteo, who had a simple task of tapping the ball into the net to complete his brace and give his team a 3-0 advantage in the 40th minute.
With Stars leading by 3-0 score line, United coach Woody Jacobs was then forced to change things just before half-time, bringing in veteran former Black Africa midfielders, Marco van Wyk and Natangwe Petrus in a bid to do damage control.
The two did not have much time to influence the game as the match official blew for halftime with Stars leading 3-0.
The second half saw the NPL defending champions controlling the tempo, while United resorted to long balls.
One such ball found Van Wyk, who released an on-rushing Stanley Kameseipo on the right flank and the former Orlando Pirates player sent an inch-perfect cross that was turned into the net by Lorenzo Majiedt, making him the first and only player to score for Okahandja United in the NPL so far.
Despite Stars taking their foot off the pedal in the latter stages of the game, United failed to capitalise, managing only to test the upright with a set piece by Doeseb.
Stars will next take part in Confederation of African Football Champions League, where they will host Volcano Club from Comoros at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday.