Oshana Sucker Punch Karas

As the sun set on Saturday Oshana strolled 3 – 1 pass a Karas team who were huffing and puffing but couldn’t blow the house down.

Despite the score line at the end it was all Karas from the word go.

That Karas were again the undisputed entertainers of this year’s The Namibian Newspaper Cup is not in doubt. However, they exited the tournament without winning a match.

Their final match started on a disastrous note when Oshana’s goalkeeper, Festus Hafeni dislocated his elbow after tipping a fierce dipping shot from Karas’ Marley Engelbrecht.

Karas’ Quinton van Staden, Reineldo Blaauw, Refl Kharigub and Engelbrecht were the main tormentors of Oshana who couldn’t handle the dribbling and short intricate passes of the boys from the south.

But just as in their previous matches, they got sucker punched when Oshana’s Herman Kalimbo strolled in behind the Karas defence and coolly stabbed a route one ball pass Sebedeus Apollus in the Karas goal. It was their first attempt at goal.

With just a minute before half time Petrus Shivute shocked Karas and pleased the large crowd cheering them on with another goal.

Midway through the second half Karigub took matters in his own hands and singlehandedly beat half of the Oshana team before crossing for Engelbrecht who had the easiest job of the day heading in for his third goal of the tournament. Engelbrecht is certainly one to watch for the future.

Oshana’s Martin Valombola probably still can’t believe how easy his goal was. What should’ve been an easy clearance for Karas’ defence turned into Oshana’s third goal. Karas central defender Philemon Samba tried to balance the ball on his head, while he was supposed to clear it, and lost control. Valombola’s header bounced in front of Apollus and into the net.

Marley Engelbrecht received his man of the match award from The Namibian’s Siegge Veii-Mujoro.

Source : The Namibian