BLACK AFRICA striker Roger Katjiteo and Eleven Arrows defender Erwin Kaujende are the joint top goal scorers with four goals each after completion of Round 7 of the Namibia Premier League last weekend.
Katjiteo missed BA’s opening match of the season and came on as a late substitute in their second when they lost 1-0 to Ramblers. But since then, he has been a regular starter for BA, as coach Brian Isaacs has preferred to start with him ahead of Jerome Louis and Marco van Wyk, who have mostly come off the bench this season.
Katjiteo opened his account in a 1-0 victory against SKW and then scored a brace in BA’s 5-2 victory against Tura Magic on November 9. Last weekend he was once again in fine form, scoring a goal in BA’s incredible 5-4 victory against Blue Waters, after they came back from a 3-0 deficit early in the second half.
Kaujende’s success has been even more astounding since he is not an acknowledged striker, but plays as a central defender for Arrows.
He scored both their goals in their season-opening 2-2 draw against Civics on September 30, and then scored from the penalty spot a week later as Arrows grabbed a last minute equaliser against Blue Waters.
Kaujende then went four matches without scoring, but found the net in Arrows’ come-from-behind 4-2 victory against Rundu Chiefs last weekend.
Seven players are tied in second position on three goals each.
They include African Stars’ creative midfielder Meraai Swartbooi, who has scored some spectacular freekicks, and the Blue Waters duo of Admire Dzukamanja and Paulus Job.
The Zimbabwean Dzukamanja has been one of Blue Waters’ top players so far and scored a brace in their 5-4 defeat against Black Africa.
The Civics duo of captain Heini Isaacks and striker Sadney Urikhob are also on three goals each, with Isaacks scoring a brace against Rundu Chiefs, and a great header against Orlando Pirates, while Urikhob has been a constant danger with his speed and ball control.
Mighty Gunners striker, Harold Ochurub, who was joint top goal scorer last season with Jerome Louis of Black Africa, is also on three goals, as is Ramblers’ new striker Heinrich Kazerua.
The former African Stars striker, Kazerua has found a new lease of life since joining Ramblers and has scored some great goals for them, against SKW, Tura Magic and his old team, Stars.
A total of 12 players are tied on two goals each.
They include four players from Black Africa, namely Bryan Bantam, Eslin Kamuhanga, Willy Stephanus and Jerome Louis, who has been their top scorer for the past five of the past six seasons.
The other players on two goals each are Riaan Cloete of African Stars, Gregory Auchumeb of Blue Waters, Frans de Muinda of Civics, Gustav Isaack of Orlando Pirates, Randall Goagoseb of Ramblers, Petrus Naftalie of SKW and Panduleni Nekundi and Treasure Kauapirura of Tigers.