Hardap and Ohangwena in Exciting Draw

Ohangwena thought they will leave Hardap weeping when they stepped onto the field on a cold Saturday evening but only came away with a 2 – 2 draw.

The first goal of the evening came from Peter Amunyele, who blasted the ball into the net to give the northerners a head start.

Hardap attempted to breach a stubborn Ohangwena defence in the first half but was not clinical enough to trouble them.

In fact, they came back to haunt the boys from the south by scoring another goal through Cleaner Pichard who stepped up to take the penalty sending the crowd in a frenzy a few minutes before halftime.

Ohangwena had ample opportunity to add to their 2 – 0 lead but failed to add more goals to the tally.

The boys from Hardap got a free kick in the early minutes of the second half and took the opportunity to score a goal throw a flying header from Lasarus Nashive.

There was impressive play throughout the match from Ohangwena as the Hardap boys hanged on in defence to deny them more goals through their super defender and captain Rikus Afrikaner who also displayed great leadership skills by encouraging his team mates to push forward.

Hardap got some confidence from their goal and went out to match Ohangwena every step of the way.

This was a complete different Hardap from the previous two matches. They looked composed, energetic and enterprising and entertained and surprised the large crowd who overwhelmingly cheered for Ohangwena.

That shocked the Ohangwena boys as they realised that Hardap was a force to be reckoned with.

The match took a turn for the better for Hardap as they again found the net through John Markus, leaving the score 2 – 2.

The man of the match award was scooped by Vahuuriaranu Ndavera from the Hardap Region.

Source : The Namibian