Black Africa and African Stars secure Top 8 semi-final spots

24 Feb 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 24 FEB (NAMPA) – Defending Namibia Premier League (NPL) champions African Stars and last season’s runner’s up, Black Africa, reached the semi-finals of the Standard Bank Top Eight competition following victories over Orlando Pirates and Eleven Arrows respectively on Saturday.
The competition that sees the top eight football clubs in the NPL vying for top honours, saw African Stars humiliating their opponents Orlando Pirates with a 5-0 score line at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.
Stars came into the game well prepared as they entertained the hordes of supporters gathered to witness the best clubs in the country’s elite league fight for spots in the semi-finals of the competition.
Roger Katjiteo opened the scoring in the 24th minute after Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Donovan Gainub failed to control a cross from Youssouf Ibroihim.
In the 35th minute, Ibroihim also opened his Standard Bank Top Eight account with a brilliant header which the Pirates defence failed to clear.
The half-time score was 2-0 in African Stars’ favour.
In the second half, African Stars continued where they left off as they scored three more goals courtesy of Mbewe Chrispen, substitute Panduleni Nekundi and Ambrosius Amseb.
Despite the humbling defeat, Pirates had a couple of impressive moments in the second half as their substitute Desmond Isaaks was twice denied by the cross bar.
The other match of the day saw Black Africa defeating coastal outfit Eleven Arrows 1-0 courtesy of a goal from McCartney Naweseb in the 25th minute.
The four teams in the semi-finals; Tigers, Tura Magic, Black Africa and African Stars, will now be entered into the draw slated for 06 March.