Rundu Chiefs still in with a chance to avoid relegation

WINDHOEK: Rundu-based Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit, Rundu Chiefs Football Club (FC) extended their relegation fight to the last day of the league season after seeing off Ramblers FC 1-0 at the Ramblers stadium in Pioneers Park on Saturday.

Rundu Chiefs went into their round-21 fixture of the NPL, knowing that a win against Ramblers will save them from early relegation from the premier league.

It took them 70 minutes to score the only goal of the match through a penalty, which was converted by substitute Sylvester Nzamene.

The win still sees Rundu Chiefs at the bottom of the NPL log standings in 12th position with only 15 points. They are, however, just one point behind the two coastal sides Blue Boys FC and Eleven Arrows FC who are both on 16 points.

Speaking to Nampa after the match, Rundu Chiefs’ coach John Sikerete said his players are finding themselves at the bottom of the log because they have been failing to capitalise on their opponents’ mistakes.

He said the team is hoping to score some goals when they take on Tigers FC in their final match of the 2013/2014 NPL season in two weeks.

“When we go back to Rundu, we will try to work hard on our scoring. We always create scoring opportunities but fail to convert them. That’s why we are finding ourselves in this position,” said Sikerete.