BA and Stars register wins in opening games of second leg

06 Apr 2019 11:20am
WINDHOEK, 06 APR (NAMPA) – Namibia Premier League (NPL) defending champions African Stars and current log leader Black Africa continued where they left off in the first leg of the MTC Premier League, collecting three points on Friday night.
Round Two of the 2018/19 MTC NPL season kicked off at the Sam Nujoma Stadium here with Black Africa thrashing Rundu-based outfit Julinho Sporting 5-0.
Black Africa who are currently in the driving seat of the 2018/19 NPL season opened the scoring as early as the sixth minute through their new signing Donald Gaiseb. With the scoring platform opened, Derl Goagoseb netted in their second goal in the 19th minute before Lucky Heita and Wendell Rudath scored theirs in the 24th and 45th minutes respectively.
The half time score was 4-0 in favour of home team Black Africa.
In the second half a hapless Julinho Sporting still couldn’t contain Black Africa who just took 17 minutes in that half to score their fifth when Emilio Martin found himself unmarked in the opponent’s box and headed in a corner from Rudath.
With the win Black Africa maintained the seven points lead at the top of the log standing. They are now on 38 points while their closest rival African Stars are on 31 points.
African Stars who played earlier at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday night had to fight it out with Otjiwarongo-based Life Fighters. Stars opened the scoring in the first half but Life Fighters’ fighting spirit paid off on the night as they equalised later in the game.
With the game headed for a draw, defending champions Stars managed to find a winning goal in the closing minutes of the match for their first three points of the second leg.
In other matches played elsewhere on Friday night, UNAM FC beat Mighty Gunners 2-1 in Otjiwarongo while Eleven Arrows thrashed Civics 5-0 in Walvis Bay.
Karasburg-based Young Brazilians managed to collect a point in Walvis Bay after their 3-3 draw against Blue Waters.
More NPL action continues on Saturday and Sunday in the different towns around Namibia.