UNAM thrash Young Brazilians to move into the top four

20 May 2019 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 20 MAY (NAMPA) – The University of Namibia (UNAM) FC team were on song Sunday afternoon as they thrashed Karasburg-based Young Brazilians 4-0 to move into the top four of the Namibia Premier League (NPL) log standings.
Before the match, the Clever Boys, as UNAM FC is known by its supporters, were fifth on the log standing with 38 points.
On Sunday at the UNAM Stadium, however, the Clever Boys struggled to break a resilient Young Brazilians defence as the first half ended 0-0.
In the second half UNAM regrouped and came out firing on all cylinders, finding the back of the net in the 58th minute through Joseph Kungongelwa whose long-range strike caught the Young Brazilians goalkeeper, Christinus Windstaan, off guard.
Despite UNAM FC taking the lead, Young Brazilians started having more of the ball possession, which they could not capitalise on as UNAM goalkeeper Charles Uirab was on form, saving shots from Revered Matroos, Wayne Esterhuizen and Bryan Bantam in the span of 10 minutes.
With Young Brazilians not capitalising on their chances, UNAM FC made it rain on the visitors with goals from super substitute Jandja Maharero in the 82nd minute and a brace from Jena Godwin in the 85th and 92nd minutes.
The win puts UNAM FC in fourth position with 41 points from 27 games. They are just a point above Life Fighters, who are fifth with 40 points and are behind Tura Magic who are in third position with 44 points.
Other Sunday results saw Orlando Pirates going down by a single goal to Mighty Gunners at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, while Citizens and Okahandja United played to a goalless draw.
Pirates’ loss will see them finishing bottom of the log and they could be relegated pending a decision from the NPL this week.