7 December 2012

Namibia: Topflight Football Approaches Season's Rubicon

Windhoek — With only three rounds of matches remaining before the curtain closes on the MTC Premiership League first round of activities, the boys are already being separated from the men with all the big guns well positioned to stake a serious challenge for the coveted league title.

Katutura glamour football club African Stars could reclaim first spot on the MTC NPL log standings when they travel to the coast for their must-win confrontation against seasiders Eleven Arrows at the Narraville Stadium in Walvis Bay tomorrow.

Relegation-threatened Mighty Gunners welcome LHU Blue Waters at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo and another defeat for the league's yo-yo team could potentially place their premier league status in jeopardy.

Having tasted their first defeat in the current campaign against Tigers last weekend, wounded Ramblers should have little trouble in collecting the maximum points at stake from their home tie against basement dwellers Rundu Chiefs in the first of a double header that also involves Civics and Tura Magic at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Katutura tomorrow.

Title chasing FNB Orlando Pirates can leapfrog Stars into second spot on the log standings, albeit for 24 hours, with a likely triumph against Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) at the Sam Nujoma Stadium tonight at 20h00.

In midweek action, reigning champions Black Africa's winning streak of six matches on the trot was brought to an abrupt halt by a rejuvenated Tigers in another exciting match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Tigers' fast as lightning winger Pineas "Heel Extension" Jacob's well-executed second half strike cancelled out Kumbee Katjiteo's first half opener to give the fired-up Ingweinyama a share of the spoils in a 1-all stalemate.

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