The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: Kavango Demolish Omusati

A resurgent Kavango made light work of Omusati's challenge, as they dispatched their rivals 4 - 0 in an entertaining first match of the second day of The Namibian Newspaper Cup.

Striker Ndalipo Risto scored all four goals as Kavango recovered emphatically from their 2 - 1 opening day defeat to Ohangwena.

Risto scored a quick fire brace early in the first half to give Kavango a 2 - 0 lead at halftime. The in form forward, who models his game on French international and Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema, completed his hat trick five minutes into the second half with a thumping drive from just inside the penalty area. Risto became the tournament's leading scorer when he cooly slotted from the penalty spot, sending Omusati keeper Paulus Shikesho the wrong way.

Kavango were simply sublime and made Omusati chase shadows for most of the match with their enterprising brand of football.

While Ndalipo was voted man-of-the-match for his four-goal haul, it was his midfield support cast that orchestrated the play with Esra Nauyara, Felix Maliti, Jornal Sachanga and the nimble-footed Matjayi Frans all putting in an impressive shift.

Omusati looked lost and devoid of ideas to counter their opponents, and looked nothing like the side that outplayed Hardap 2 - 0 on the opening day.

Man of the Match: Ndalipo Risto (Kavango)

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