19 Dec 2018 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 19 DEC (NAMPA) Tura Magic Football Club made a return to its winning ways after beating Julinho 3-1 in an MTC Namibia Premier League match played at the Sam Nujoma on Tuesday evening.
Magic threatened the Rundu-based side as early as the 10th minute but Tjiveta Katjimunes shot was easily saved by Julinho goal keeper Pavanga Mbura.
Larry Horaeb was next to trouble the opposition goal keeper when his shot from a loose ball in the 12 yard box went wide following a great save by Mbura.
In the 35th minute, Magic Captain Osvaldo Xamseb got to the end of a great cross from Baloyi Tsandib to coolly slot the ball into the net.
The goal followed a great passing move involving Romeo Kasume, David Omseb and Horaeb who was surprisingly playing as a left winger in the first half.
Magic continued to trouble their opponents and kept using their pace upfront but the visitors created a few chances themselves.
Julinhos Manuel Francisco shot over the bar in the 42nd minute, while Horaeb copied him in the added time as Magic went into halftime leading 1-0.
Second half saw the home team seek an early goal through Katjimune but his shot was well blocked by Baziliu Johannes of Julinho.
Six minutes after the resumption, Magic thought they were due a penalty when Theophilus Junius was brought down in the box but the referee waved play on.
Two minutes later, the referee waved play on again when Francisco was bungled over in the Magic box by Charles Hambira.
Substitute Teofilus Kamangu found the equaliser for the visitors when he slammed home from close range after being set up by the busy Francisco in the 65th minute.
The visitors tails were up as they started troubling their opponents by playing high balls into the home teams territory with the aim of snatching a winner.
However they were caught napping in the 87th minute when Mbura failed to hold on to a shot by Omseb and Junius had the easiest task of tapping it into an empty net.
Three minutes later Junius was back to haunt the visitors when he once again played a one-two with Omseb to calmly score the third goal for his side and collect maximum points.
The win sees Magic move up to sixth position on the log, while Julinho remains third.
In another match, Woody Jacobss Okahandja United suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Young Brazilians leaving the home supporters baying for the well-travelled coachs blood.
Jacobs was at loss for words to explain his teams latest defeat, saying things are not looking good' for his team.
The rest of the fixtures continue with Black Africa facing UNAM on Friday at the Sam Nujoma, while Mighty Gunners will play Citizens at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo on Saturday.
Blue Waters face Life Fighters in Walvis Bay and Orlando Pirates play Eleven Arrows, before Civics meet Young African at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on the same day.