Ba Go Top After 3-0 Victory Against Blue Boys

Black Africa went to the top of the log with an emphatic 3-0 victory against Blue Boys at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday.

A brace by Tara Katupose and another by Muna Katupose gave them the victory which puts them three points clear of African Stars at the top of the log, with one match remaining.

BA made their intentions clear as they attacked from the start and took the lead after just nine minutes when Muna Katupose volleyed home a cross by Willie Stephanus.

Muna came close two more times in quick succession when he headed narrowly wide from a Ananias Gebhardt cross and then stabbed a Marco van Wyk cross wide of the goal.

Muna did find the net on 31m, heading in a Van Wyk cross, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Blue Boys hardly had any chances in the first half, but striker Romanus Shilongo nearly opened their account on 59m when his cracking long range effort bounced off the cross bar.

There was drama midway through the second half when Blue Boys keeper Gideon Gideon pulled off a fine save from Stephanus and launched a quick counterattack which saw Romanus Shilongo racing free on goal, but BA keeper Abongile Grootboom brought off a spectacular diving save to palm the ball away.

BA continued to attack and substitute Tara Katupose made it 2-0 on 68m with a stunning 30m volley that flew high over Gideon’s head and just dipped in under the crossbar.

It was all BA in the final stages as Denzil Haoseb had a cracking shot deflected for a corner before Tara made it 3-0, stabbing home a cross by Stephanus on 77m.

MTC Premiership – 201314

Team P W D L GF GA P

1 Black Africa 21 13 6 2 32 14 45

2 African Stars 20 13 3 4 33 15 42

3 Orlando Pirates 20 11 5 4 25 18 38

4 Tigers 21 10 6 5 25 20 36

5 Blue Waters 21 9 5 7 34 27 32

6 Tura Magic 21 8 6 7 21 19 30

7 Civics 21 8 5 8 21 19 29

8 Ramblers 21 7 5 9 23 26 26

9 United Stars 21 6 5 10 24 33 23

10 Eleven Arrows 21 5 1 15 20 33 16

11 Blue Boys 21 4 4 13 20 36 16

12 Rundu Chiefs 21 4 3 14 18 38 15

Source : The Namibian