Windhoek — If all goes according to the general feeling of many local football pundits - reigning Namibian champions Black Africa could emulate the feat previously achieved by Civics and be crowned champions for an unprecedented 3rd time on the trot.
With six matches remaining and a 6-point margin separating current table toppers BA from closest rivals African Stars - only a fool would bet against Brian Isaacs' charges to match the previous record set by Civics and retain the coveted trophy by the time they confront the Reds in a potential title decider on May 18.
After winning back-to-back league titles under the stewardship of shrewd mentor Bobby Samaria - the wheels of fortune suddenly came off the smooth running locomotive and Stars have had to endure struggles in their fight to maintain flair and good identity, despite having roped in the services of several high-profile names.
The Reds seem to be hampered by a lack of strategy in some areas and one of their biggest setbacks has been the lack of a reliable deadly goal poacher.
Stars started the season like a house of fire - winning the inaugural edition of the annual season's opening Namibia Premier League (NPL).
The Reds went on to enjoy an unbeaten streak - until they suffered defeat at the hands of old foes LHU Blue Waters - their only defeat in the league campaign this term. But Wily mentor Ali Akan is having none of that and maintains his team is capable of toppling BA from the pedestal.
"There are six crucial games left and don't forget we still have to play Black Africa in a six-pointer for both teams and a victory for us in that match will give us a slight edge going into the last match against Orlando Pirates. The league is not won in March since there are still 18 points at stake and if we can maintain the momentum - anything can happen because I strongly believe we have a good squad to win the league title," said a confident Akan.