Blue Waters reignite Stars chase – The Namibian


A BUOYANT Blue Waters jumped from fifth to second on the Debmarine Namibia Premiership log, reviving their slim title ambitions following a fruitful weekend at home.

Omeya made the most of home advantage, edging Mighty Gunners 1-0 on Saturday and romping to a 4-0 win on Sunday against a faltering Okahandja United, who dropped from second to fifth after also going down 3-0 to Eleven Arrows a day earlier.

Blue Waters have 31 points from 17 matches, behind African Stars who are on 45 points. The coastal outfit will have to improve their away form if they are to sustain their pursuit of the runaway leaders.

Stars themselves dropped two points over the weekend but still maintain a healthy lead at the top of the table.

They, however, needed a late Willy Stephanus penalty four minutes from time to secure a 1-0 win over a gutsy Young African.

After impressively holding African Stars goalless on Saturday, Black Africa (BA) reverted to type on Sunday, losing 2-0 to Young Brazilians (YB) a day.

BA remain in the bottom three on 16 points, with YB, who lost to Young African on Sunday, 12th on 20 points.

Tigers and Tura Magic were the other two sides that collected maximum points over the weekend, which saw the second half of the top flight kick off.

In Tigers case, they moved up four places to sit ninth thanks to a pair of 2-0 wins over Civics on Friday and Citizens on Sunday.

Civics also lost by the same scoreline to Orlando Pirates two days ago and now occupy 13th position, two places worse off than at the start of the second round.

Citizens stay rooted to the bottom, but found joy in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Pirates on Saturday.

Two own goals and a Joel Beozrah strike ensured a share of the spoils.

For Pirates, Kleophas Uiseb, McCartney Naweseb and Giovanni Engelbrecht got the goals.

Meanwhile, Julinho Sporting’s impressive early season form appears to have deserted the Rundu club.

They lost 1-0 to third-placed Unam at home on Saturday before getting steamrolled 4-2 by Tura Magic the following day.

The Magicians edged Life Fighters 1-0 in their second match on the road. Life Fighters also appear to be free-falling, having fallen 19 points behind Stars, with their bright start to the season and potential title aspirations, now a distant memory.

The outfit Otjiwarongo also crashed 2-0 at home to Unam to continue the run of inconsistent results.





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