04 Mar 2019 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 04 MAR (NAMPA) Blue Waters Football Club defeated University of Namibia (UNAM) 1-0 in an MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) match played at the UNAM Sports Field Sunday afternoon.
In a dull match that failed to produce any meaningful chances in the first 40 minutes, both teams struggled to string decent passes together.
UNAM, the home team playing on its home turf for the first time this season, were the chief culprits as their players committed several unforced errors and fouls during the first half.
The home team, however, was the first to threaten when Jandja Maharero hit the cross bar following a rare flowing move into their opponents half. The rebound by Heinrich Isaacks, however, was blocked by Jonas Sakaria.
The attack seemed to have awakened the coastal-based Blue Waters, with Sakaria beating two UNAM players on the right side before passing the ball to substitute Johannes Lukas, who in turn played the ball to Enrico Hoabeb.
The hard running midfielders first attempt was blocked by Charles Uirab, who however could not do anything to prevent Hoabeb from scoring the rebound, leaving the home side trailing by 1-0 at the end of the half.
The second half saw little difference as both teams continued to play lacklustre football, albeit with a bit more urgency, as UNAM sought an equaliser.
The loss of possession continued unabated, while both teams continuously failed to create any meaningful chances.
Blue Waters Abed Namukwambi produced a moment of brilliance out of an otherwise dull period of play, when he dribbled past three UNAM players before playing a hard and low ball across the goal line and it eluded everyone to trickle out for a throw-in on the far side.
UNAM pushed hard for an equaliser but found Blue Waters defence resolute in their defending.
The match ended 1-0 in favour of Blue Waters, who are now in 12th position on 12 points above Civics, Young Brazilians and Orlando Pirates. UNAM meanwhile, are on position 10 with 15 points.