BA put Pirates to the sword

27 Jan 2019 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 27 JAN (NAMPA) – Black Africa (BA) Football Club put on a scintillating second half performance to destroy their eternal arch rivals Orlando Pirates (OP) by 4-0 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday in the 10th round of the 2018/19 Namibia Premier League (NPL) season.
The match which was played in front of possibly the biggest crowd this season, saw BA take a slender 1-0 halftime lead as OP managed to match their opponents in terms of quality.
The first half did not produce any significant moments until the goal by Derl Goagoseb on the stroke of halftime.
The difference in quality was evident in the second half as BA upped the tempo and started finding spaces behind the OP defence.
BA’s Wendel Rudath shot weakly at OP keeper Johnsen Osei before OP’s Jairus Shilongo opted to pass Kamaiyanda Ndisiro in the opposite goal.
Then the goal of the match came from McCartney Nawaseb in the 69th minute.
Emmanuel Heita of BA won possession deep in his own half before driving into the opponents’ half and finding the speedy Nawaseb.
The BA striker swerved and danced his way around three OP players before unleashing a vicious shot that beat the diving Osei to make it 2-0 for BA.
The goal saw the introduction of OP’s veteran midfielder Meraai Swartbooi who immediately forced the BA keeper to work following a rasping shot.
Pirates pushed hard for a goal with Uzemburaka Kaangundue shooting over while substitute Victory ‘Vico’ Gaseb was denied by Ndisiro.
However, BA then put the game to bed when Heita’s powerful shot was saved by Osei only for substitute Koviao Muundjua to tap into an empty net to make it 3-0 for BA.
Two minutes later, captain Dynamo Fredericks was next to provide a killer pass to Nawaseb who bagged his second goal and the club’s fourth of the day to complete a rousing victory for BA in this season’s ‘Dolam Derby’.
The victory sees BA consolidate their position on top of the log moving to 23 points while Pirates remain rooted at the bottom on five points.
In other results, Life Fighters beat Tigers 1-0 at Mokati Stadium while African Stars beat Young Brazilians 2-1 in Karasburg.
At the coast, Eleven Arrows lost to Citizens 1-0 while Blue Waters lost to Julinho by a 2-1 scoreline.
NPL continues on Sunday when Eleven Arrows play Julinho at Kuisebmund Stadium while Mighty Gunners play Okahandja United at Mokati Stadium.