09 Dec 2018 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 09 DEC (NAMPA) Citizens Football Club beat Orlando Pirates 2-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in a fifth round match of the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) on Friday.
Pirates form this season has been indifferent as the defeat comes after the Katutura giants beat the then log leaders Mighty Gunners 1-0 in Otjiwarongo to register their first win of the season last Saturday.
However, Citizens have shown good form, winning their second successive match following their 3-1 victory over Tura Magic in the previous round.
Magic continue to struggle under new coach Mohammed Gargo and followed up their defeat last week with a draw against Life Fighters.
The teams played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday with new boy Solomo Omseb scoring his fourth goal of the season for Magic, while Ronaldo Tjikurunda replied for Fighters.
Gunners managed to bounce back from their loss to Pirates last week by beating Blue Waters 2-0 at the coast.
The win sees Gunners going back to the top of the log until the outcome of the match between African Stars and Black Africa Sunday afternoon.
BA needs to win to reclaim the top spot.
Civics continued to struggle as they fell to Tigers 1-0 on Saturday, while Young African and Okahandja United played to a 1-1 stalemate in the garden town.
Young Brazilians were held to a goalless draw at home by Eleven Arrows.
The results see Civics remaining rooted to the bottom of the log on two points, with Okahandja United on position 15 with three points from three draws.
Orlando Pirates is on position 14 with four points, while at the top, Gunners now have 12 points followed by BA who are still to play their round four match.
Citizens are third with nine points, leap-frogging surprise package Brazilians who are on fourth place with eight points.