Stars Remain Ahead of Chasing Pack

African Stars remained comfortably ahead of the chasing pack after recording a 1-0 victory against Citizens on Saturday night.

Engelhardt Kahua scored a gem of a goal just before halftime, beating three defenders with a mazy run before unleashing a powerful shot that hit the roof of the net.

Stars had several more opportunities with Joslin Kamatuka hitting the post early on, while Elvis Tjivasera found the net, only to be ruled offside.

Riaan Cloete, Treasure Kauapirura and Eslin Kamuhanga all put in fine performances for Stars, although they suffered a setback when Kamatuka went off injured in the first half.

Stars now lead the log on 32 points – six ahead of second placed Tura Magic who were held to a goalless draw by Civics.

Unam moved up to third position on 24 points after beating Rebels 2-0 on Friday night.

Clarence Foroma gave them the lead early in the first half while Joseph Kuugongelwa made it 2-0 after a quick counterattack deep into injury time.

Orlando Pirates dropped two places down to fourth on 23 points after a 1-0 home defeat against Eleven Arrows.

Arrows striker Patrick Tom scored the winning goal early in the second half, to ease Arrows’ relegation problems as they moved up to 12th position on 15 points.

Tigers lead a group of five teams on 22 points on goal difference, after their 2-0 victory against black Africa last Wednesday.

They include Blue Waters who dropped down two positions to sixth after a 1-0 away defeat to Mighty Gunners, who move up to eighth position, also on 22 points. Veno Namolo scored the winning goal for Gunners. The other teams on 22 points are Black Africa and Civics.

In Rundu, United Stars beat Benfica 2-0 to move up to 19 points, while Julinho Sporting remained 13th on the log after drawing 1-1 against Touch amp Go.

Touch amp Go on 7 points and Benfica on six, remain rooted to the bottom of the log.

Source : The Namibian