Tigers, African Stars reach Standard Bank Top Eight Cup final

31 Mar 2019 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 31 MAR (NAMPA) - Tigers Football Club and African Stars reached the final of the Standard Bank Top Eight Cup after ousting their opponents in the second leg matches of the semi-final played in the capital on Saturday.
The first leg of the semi-finals took place on 17 March in Walvis Bay, where Tigers were held to a goalless draw by Black Africa, while African Stars defeated Tura Magic 1-0.
In Saturday’s games, Tigers edged Black Africa 4-2 on penalties after the game again ended goalless in regulation time.
Black Africa’s Immanuel Heita and Wendell Rudath failed to convert their spot-kicks, paving the way for Tigers’ progression to the final after their four penalty takers all found the back of the net.
In the second match, both teams failed to record a goal in the allotted 90 minutes, however African Stars progressed due to the 1-0 advantage they took into the second leg.
After the match, African Stars head coach, Bobby Samaria said he would like to win a double this season, a target the team set from the beginning of the season, considering that they are still in the race for the league title.
Tigers’ goalkeeper, Immanuel Immanuel and Tura Magic captain Charles Hambira were named man of the match in the two matches, with each player walking away with a N.dollars 2 500 prize.
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