10 Dec 2018 10:30am
WINDHOEK, 10 DEC (NAMPA) Black Africa beat African Stars 5-1 in an MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) fifth round match played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday.
Stars were the first to score when Rodger Katjiteo found the net in the fifth minute before Emilio Martin equalised for BA four minutes later.
Stars then found themselves 2-1 down when BA robbed them of the ball in their own half and captain Dynamo Fredricks powerful shot found the top corner of the net, giving Stars goal minder Helmut Maletzky no chance.
Things got worse for Stars when Katjiteo injured himself in an attempt to score a goal and limped off the field, to be replaced by Gustav Isaack.
Black Africa continued pressing Stars high up the pitch and disrupting them from their normal passing game before the reigning champions were reduced to 10-man after Marius Kotze was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Auhe Mbai.
Experienced defender Pat-Nevin Veriuza Uanivi soon followed Katjiteo off the field through injury at the stroke of halftime, leaving Stars with more problems for the second half.
Stars did well to keep the scoreline at 2-1 at the halftime break but crumbled in the second half as Black Africa took advantage of their numerical advantage.
McCartney Nawaseb finished off a great move involving Wendell Rudath and Immanuel Heita to make it 3-1 for Black Africa in the 55th minute.
Marco Somseb then weaved his way around Stars defence before beating an out of sorts Maletzky to add a fourth goal to Black Africas tally.
Ivan Kamberipa spoiled his man of the match performance when he lost the ball in a dangerous place to Rudath, who turned him inside out before coolly placing the ball at the back of the net to make it 5-1 in favour of Black Africa.
With the AS supporters leaving the stadium in numbers, Black Africas players started show-boating as Stars players tried to limit the demage.
Stars coach Robert Nauseb took full responsibility of the defeated, saying everything went bad for his team as they failed to play their normal game.
His opposite number, Paulus Shipanga was grateful for the win, saying he had studied how their opponents play and had come up with a plan to counter them.
The win sees Black Africa moving back to the top of the NPL log on 13 points, usurping Mighty Gunners top spot and relegating them to second place.