Inspired Tigers Beat Black Africa

Black Africa’s poor run continued on Wednesday night when they lost 2-0 to an inspired Tigers side at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

It was new coach Ronnie Kanalelo’s first match in charge but he could not turn around their slump, which has now seen them go five matches without a victory.

Tigers had also gone into the match off the back of three successive defeats, but goals by Denver Meyer and new signing Leeroy Angula got them back to winning ways.

Tigers were good value for their win, playing with more urgency and pressurising BA into mistakes.

BA did the early attacking with Marco van Wyk and Muna Katipose providing good chances but Roger Katjiteo could not finish them off.

Tigers weathered the onslaught and started making their mark with some quick passes that had tested BA’s defence.

Meyer scored the opener midway through the first half when he latched onto a Benjamin Nenkavu cross to volley the ball into the net.

The speedy Nenkavu had a great game down the left wing, and twice came close to scoring, but BA keeper Abongile Grootboom saved well.

Tigers’ defence kept BA at bay and the closest they came was when Willy Stephanus took a long range shot that flew harmlessly over the bar.

Tigers continued attacking in the second half with Meyer having a shot cleared off the line, while a scorching shot by Absalom Imbondi whistled over.

Imbondi once again came close when he shot over the bar after a fine layoff from Nenkavu, while at the other end a Gebhardt Ananias cross was tipped onto the bar by Tigers keeper Lloyd Kazapua.

The pace continued unabated as BA tried to get back into the game and tempers flared as some flying tackles went in from both sides.

In the final quarter, Tigers coach Bobby Samaria was sent away from the touchline for foul language, but his absence mattered little as Tigers’ new signing Leeroy Angula made it 2-0 with a great header from Imbondi’s cross with 10 minutes to go.

The result saw Tigers moving five places up to fourth on the log on 22 points, while BA, who are also on 22 points, drop down to sixth place, just behind Blue Waters on goal difference.

African Stars remain at the top on 29 points while Orlando Pirates are second on 23 and Tura Magic third on 22 points.

Source : The Namibian