New Era (Windhoek)

18 January 2013

Namibia: Unbeaten Stars and Ghosts in Weekend Derby

Windhoek — Victory for MTC Premiership log leaders African Stars in their do or die clash against traditional rivals FNB Orlando Pirates in this weekend's pick of the action at the Sam Nujoma Stadium tomorrow at 18h00, would go a long way in defining their title aspirations.

What makes this encounter most exciting is the fact that both teams are the only unbeaten clubs after 10 rounds of matches heading towards the completion of the first round though the Buccaneers are adrift in 3rd position on the log standings - two points off the summit.

The Reds will bank on the goal-scoring prowess of veteran midfielder Ninja Karongee who by all indications appears to be maturing like fine wine, while revitalised winger Boetietjie Seibeb could prove a real thorn in the flesh of his former teammates.

The highly talented but often wayward attacking midfielder has been in scintillating form since he rejoined the Reds from Pirates at the start of the current term and could be the catalyst in Stars' aspirations for a third league title in as many years.

In Imbert Izaaks, the Ghosts have a potential match winner and if the Reds rearguard are not careful, the youngster could steal the show in front of an expected large crowd at the spacious Sam Nujoma Stadium in what promises to be an intriguing encounter between two of the best supported football clubs in the country.

Reigning Namibian champions Black Africa, sitting a point behind Stars, will open the proceedings with a tie against the visiting Mighty Gunners in the curtain raiser of the double header at the Sam Nujoma stadium tomorrow.

Across town Ramblers will entertain Eleven Arrows at the neutral Independence Stadium in Olympia at 17h00, while LHU Blue Waters are at home to basement side Rundu Chiefs at the Narraville Stadium in Walvis Bay to conclude the weekend's line-up.

Action gets underway tonight with what promises to an exciting double header at the Sam Nujoma stadium featuring Tura Magic against Cymot Sport Klub Windhoek (SKW) in the opening match at 19h00 to be followed by the Tigers/Civics encounter at 21h00.

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