Archive - Apr 17, 2009 - Story
African Stars returned to the top of the log after beating Tigers 1-0 at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium on Friday night.
Stars did most of the attacking and were finally rewarded for their persistent pressure when Edison Muheua scored a great goal on 77m. From a quick counterattack the impressive Brouwers Litombo set Muheua clear, who blasted the ball into the net from the edge of the box.
It was tough luck for Tigers who defended well and seemed to have done enough for a draw, while their coach Page Ananias was unhappy with the officiating.
Namibia’s World Cup dreams finally ended when they lost by 21 runs to Afghanistan in Krugersdorp on Friday.
The result saw Namibia finishing at the bottom of the Super Eight log with four points, while the top four teams, Ireland, Canada, Kenya and the Netherlands qualified for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Namibia came desperately close to beating Afghanistan, with Gerrie Snyman and veteran Deon Kotze playing major roles, but once their middle order was dismissed the pendulum swung Afghanistan’s way.