BA down Brazilians as Pirates fall to Arrows

14 Jan 2019 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 14 JAN (NAMPA) – Black Africa (BA) Football Club beat newcomers Young Brazilians 3-2 in a Namibia Premier League (NPL) match played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday.
The home team scored first through captain Dynamo Fredericks in the fifth minute before double scorer Revered Matroos equalised five minutes later.
Derl Goagoseb restored his team’s lead in the 22nd minute before Immanuel Heita made it 3-1 in the 38th minute for BA.
Matroos however brought his side back into the match with a well struck shot on the stroke of half-time to leave the teams at 3-2 during the break.
Black Africa suffered a blow when defender Emilio Martin was sent off for a second bookable offence when he unnecessarily brought down Reginald Vries in the middle of the pitch.
The visitors piled on the pressure with the aim of finding an equaliser, but failed to breach the BA defence well marshalled by Vitapi Ngaruka.
BA could have put the game to bed as later in the game McCartney Nawaseb and Goaseb missed two golden chances apiece late in the game.
In another match played at the same venue, Orlando Pirates lost 2-4 to coastal side Eleven Arrows.
Pirates started brightly with Ghanaian Cephas Awuno dictating the pace in the middle of the park.
The former Medeama SC player twice shot wide within a space of three minutes before Arrows took the lead through Abram Tjahikika in the 38th minute to leave Arrows leading 0-1 at half-time.
The second half saw Pirates get back on level terms through Victory Gaseb, whose powerful left footed shot beat Tinashe Dzambara in goals for Arrows.
Tjahikika then got into the score sheet when he raffled home from close range to make it 1-2 for the visitors in the 65th minute.
A minute later, Marai Swartbooi equalised from the spot following a hand ball in the box by Paulus Shanyenga.
Arrows substitute striker Josef Nghifindwako put some daylight in the scoreline by turning Pirates defender Joseph Mwaikange inside out and unleashing a powerful shot in the box, giving goalkeeper Donavan Gai-Nub no chance to make it 1-3 for the visitors.
Martin Shimaneni then put the final nail in Pirates’ coffin when he received a pass from Antony Kham and side footed his effort into the net to guarantee maximum points for Arrows.
The NPL continues on Monday when the University of Namibia play Civics at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
On Tuesday, Pirates have a chance of fighting for three points when they face Okahandja United at the same venue, while the coastal derby takes place on Wednesday at the Kuisebmond Stadium.