4 October 2012

Namibia: The Pressure Mounts On Black Africa

Windhoek — When former Jackson Five bassist and vocalist Jermaine Jackson penned the lyrics of his hit song, 'The bigger you love, The harder you fall' - one can only hope that he did not have Black Africa Football Club in mind.

The undisputed Namibian champions are yet to demonstrate the kind of form that has made them the envy of every football follower in the country and their early exit from the maiden edition of the annual Namibia Premier League Cup sent shockwaves among the club's supporters.

Brian Isaacs' charges could only manage a disappointing goalless draw against old foes FNB Orlando Pirates in their opening MTC Premiership League clash last weekend, and will need to step up a gear if they are to confirm their title credentials when they come up against the in-form Ramblers in the first of a double header at Windhoek's Independence Stadium tomorrow evening.

The Tunschell Street Boys will go into the match as firm favourites after drawing blood in their first taste of victory against the Gemengde-based outfit in the League Cup, followed by their 3-0 thrashing of traditional rivals Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) in their opening league match.

Following the arrival of youthful mentor Woody Jacobs at the beginning of the current term, the Pionierspark outfit seem be playing with a new lease of life and the reigning Namibian champions will be well advised to underestimate Rammies at their own peril.

In the main match, early table toppers African Stars will face hoodoo team Civics, but if the form book is anything to go by, Ali Akan's new look squad should have very little trouble in collecting the three valuable points at stake that will put them firmly in the driving seat at the summit of the 12 team MTC Premiership League log standings.

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