New Era (Windhoek)

12 November 2012

Namibia: Stars and Ramblers Amble On Shoulder to Shoulder

Windhoek — Discarded African Stars lanky striker, Gazza Kazeurua, returned to his happy hunting grounds and showed his former team mates a few familiar routines, when he cancelled out Riaan Cloete's first half strike to give Ramblers a share of the spoils in the MTC Premiership League top-of-the-table clash, between Ramblers and African Stars.

The eagerly awaited clash certainly lived up to expectations and had all the ingredients of a real humdinger as both sets of players gave their best for a wonderful evening of top class football where no quarter was asked or given.

The match ended in a 1-all stalemate - leaving both teams' unbeaten record intact after six rounds of matches.

In the weekend's other action, LHU Blue Waters inflicted more woes on troubled Wesbank Tigers, when a brace from Gregory Auchumeb sandwiched by Paulus Job's strike lifted the seasiders into 5th position on the log standings - four points off the early pace-setters Stars and Rammies.

The defeat left the Shadumbala Boys lingering dangerously in a precarious mid-table position and further dented the team's flagging title aspirations after the club management went all out to assemble a strong squad capable of challenging for top honours at the beginning of the current term.

Eleven Arrows returned the compliment to their coastal neigbours with their first win of the season when the maroon and gold outfit pegged Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) back into the danger zone, with a 1-nil victory at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday. Mathew 'Maxi' Mathew netted the only goal of the match.

Civics can feel hard done by coming away with only a point from their drawn match against FNB Orlando Pirates in their four-goal thriller in the curtain raiser to the Rammies/Stars penultimate clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.

League rookies Rundu Chiefs sank deeper into the relegation zone when they failed to keep fellow strugglers Mighty Gunners at arms' length in their own backyard at the Rundu Sports Ground - going down by a solitary goal.

Reigning champions Black Africa went on a goal-scoring spree - hammering 5 goals past a hapless Tura Magic (5-2) at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek in the opening match of the sixth round on Friday.

Resurgent beanpole striker Kumbee Katjiteo scored a well-taken brace to put the Namibian champions within breathing space of the summit with just a mere point separating them from the log leaders.

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