Orlando Pirates moved to within a point of log leaders African Stars after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Eleven Arrows in Walvis Bay on Saturday. Arrows winger Freedom Puriza scored an own goal to hand Arrows their sixth defeat of the season. It was Congo Hindjou’s first match in charge as coach of Arrows after the dismissal of Ronnie Kanalelo, but the defeat just increased the pressure on the club which is now hovering above the relegation zone.
On Sunday, Blue Waters beat Ramblers at Windhoek’s Sam Nujoma Stadium, after a sensational injury time goal by substitute striker Forra Jaua.
Laurentius Louw gave Blue Waters the lead midway through the first half, but Ramblers struck back on 57 minutes when they were awarded a penalty for a foul on Bernadine Mbilizi and their goalie captain Helmuth Maletsky coolly slotted the ball home.
Deep into injury time however Blue Waters launched an attack and Bolle Haraseb put Jaua clear in the box to stab the ball past the outrushing Maletsky.
The victory sees Blue Waters moving up to third position, ahead of Tigers on goal difference.
Oshakati City’s woes continued when they were held to a goalless draw by SKW in Oshakati on Saturday. The result sees them remaining in the relegation zone at second last on the table. SKW meanwhile, drop down to sixth position, now seven points behind the leaders.
In Grootfontein, United Stars beat Hotspurs 2-0 through goals by Steven Matjayi and Alfred Shimuma. The result sees Stars moving out of the danger zone to eighth position, while Hotspurs remain stuck at the bottom of the log.
MTC NPL Round 13 results
Sunday January 24
Ramblers 1 Blue Waters 2
Helmuth Maletsky 58’
Laurentius Louw 21’, Tjirikouje ‘Forra’ Jaua 92’
Saturday January 23
United Stars 2 Hotspurs 0
Steven Matjayi, Alfred Shimuma
Eleven Arrows 0 Orlando Pirates 1
Freedom Puriza own goal
Oshakati City 0 SKW 0
Friday, January 22
Black Africa 1 African Stars 1
Ninja Karongee 25’
Marco van Wyk 52’
Thursday 21 January
Tigers 1 Civics 1
Tangeni Shipahu 16’
Pineas Jacob 32’