New Era (Windhoek)

30 November 2012

Namibia: Black Africa to Prove Credentials Against Civics

Windhoek — No longer counted among the 'Big Four' - Tigers FC would be out to shake off their erratic form since the beginning of the current term when they make the short trip to the Sam Nujoma Stadium to confront Ramblers in an MTC Premiership clash tonight.

There is very little love lost between two of the oldest football clubs in Windhoek, also add the fact that both teams are kitted out in the blue and white colours - a scenario dating back to the days of apartheid, which left Ingweinyama's management with a bitter taste in the mouth.

The trigger happy local authorities at the time ordered Tigers FC in no uncertain terms to change their preferred blue and white colours, because Ramblers also wore the same colours while they were also told to replace the name Tigers with something more acceptable since Tigers symbolised violence.

Perched in unfamiliar territory in a precarious 5th position on the MTC Premiership League log standings, Bobby Samaria's talented but inconsistent charges come off a comprehensive win over struggling Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) last weekend and should pose a serious threat to the Tunschel Street Boys' title aspirations.

Ramblers are unbeaten after 7 rounds of matches and sit in 3rd place just one point off the pace of log leaders and reigning champions Black Africa and equal with 2nd placed African Stars who have a superior goal advantage.

The match is the curtain-raiser to a double header featuring Civics and Black Africa in the main clash. After a slow start, the Namibian champions seem to have finally hit top form and could prove a handful for the equally dangerous Civilians.

In tomorrow's MTC Premiership League action, Ali Akan's unbeaten Stars host Mighty Gunners in the first of a double header at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura. Still basking in the sun following their plucky and inspiring 1-all stalemate against Stars, league rookies Tura Magic welcome Eleven Arrows in the main match and should have little trouble adding the three points at stake to their unimpressive points tally.

LHU Blue Waters are still wondering what happened after surrendering a 3-goal cushion to lose 5-4 against Black Africa last weekend. The Beautiful Birds will have a chance to rectify matters at the expense of visiting SKW at the Narraville Stadium in Walvis Bay. Winless basement residents Rundu Chiefs welcome FNB Orlando Pirates at the Rundu Sports grounds to conclude the weekend's assignments.

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