New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Beware! BA On the Rampage

Windhoek — Mercurial MTC Premiership League champions Black Africa FC rewrote the history books when they came back from the dead to miraculously clinch an unthinkable three pointer over a stubborn LH Blue Waters in a heart-throbbing 9-goal thriller at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.

BA found themselves 3-goals in the red immediately after the resumption, but the double substitution of Lovers Kamuhanga and Jerome 'The Crocodile' Louis in addition to a thorough tongue-lashing by their usually soft spoken gaffer Brian Isaacs, seemed to be just what the good doctor had ordered.

Gangling striker Kumbee Katjiteo opened the floodgates for the fired up Gemengde outfit to reduce the deficit, while two further quick goals via Awilo Stephanus and Kamuhanga brought the teams on level terms again before Louis added a brace to seal a well-deserved triumph for the defending champions. The 5-4 victory put the Namibian champions right at the summit of the MTC Premiership log standings after all its rivals stumbled in last weekend's action.

Elsewhere, kid brother Eleven Arrows also came from 2 goals down to condemn league rookies Rundu Chiefs to their 5th defeat of the season at the Narraville Stadium in Walvis Bay on Saturday. The seasiders saw off the basement residents 4-2.

Civics climbed up to 6th place on level points with Blue Waters on the log standings following a hard-fought 3-2 away win against Mighty Gunners at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo. Tigers walloped struggling Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) 4-1 in a one-sided clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday evening.

The top of the table clash between Ramblers and FNB Orlando Pirates saw the two cross-town rivals cancel each other out in a 1-all stalemate in the second of a double header at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura on Saturday evening.

Early second half goals from Namarob Hamman (O Pirates) and Randall Goagoseb (Rammies) settled the tie.

In the only MTC Premiership match played yesterday, a piece of individual brilliance from Tura Magic's inspirational captain Neville Tjiueza, cancelled out Meraai Swartbooi's strike to give the league's new boys a share of the spoils in their David vs Goliath battle against table-topping African Stars at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.

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