Magic completes double over Tigers

27 Apr 2019 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 27 APR (NAMPA) – Tura Magic Football Club completed a season double over Tigers after beating them 2-1 in the second round of the 2018/19 MTC Namibia Premier League at Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday.
Magic beat Tigers 2-0 in the first round of the league at the same venue.
In Friday’s encounter, the first half was a dull affair as both sides lost possession unnecessarily and failed to produce clear scoring opportunities.
However, Tigers were the first to score when a harmless looking shot from Llewelyn Stanley bounced off the upright and fell for Mapenzi Muwanei.
The former national team trialist’s powerful shot found the roof of the net to make it 1-0 for his team at half-time.
The second half saw Magic improve their passing game and they deservedly found an equaliser six minutes after the restart through defender Baloyi Tsandib.
He headed in a free kick delivered by the lively Uetuuru Kambato.
Another mistake was to cost Tigers the game as they lost the ball in their own half, and Tjiveta Katjimune fed the ball to Salomo Omseb whose hard and low shot found the back of the net to complete Magic’s turnaround.
Magic’s win sees them maintain their fourth position on the log with 35 points following other results on the same evening which saw University of Namibia beat Eleven Arrows by a similar scoreline.
UNAM has the same number of points, but a better goal difference.
In the other games at Sam Nujoma Stadium, Julinho Sporting beat Young Brazilians 2-1.
The Rundu-based team now moves above Eleven Arrows to eighth position with 27 points, while Brazilians remain on position 11.
Orlando Pirates also lost 1-0 to Blue Waters at the coast and they remain bottom of the log with 13 points.
The win by Waters saw them move out of the relegation zone with 19 points, thereby dragging Civics (17 points) into the bottom two.
The NPL continues on Saturday with Citizens playing Mighty Gunners at Sam Nujoma Stadium, while Life Fighters will host log leaders Black Africa at Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo.