A goal in the dying minutes of the game by Bradley Wermann gave Black Africa a thrilling 2-1 victory against SKW on Wednesday night. It was the second successive match that Black Africa had scored the winner in the final minutes of the game and the victory saw them moving four points clear at the top of the log.
It was a cruel blow for SKW who seemed to have done enough for a draw, but a lapse of concentration at the end led to their downfall.
In an entertaining match of attacking soccer by both sides, Bradley Wermann gave BA an early lead when he volleyed home a centre by Jerome Louis after only three minutes.
With Wermann, Bryan Bantam, Willie Stephanus and Rudi Louw putting together some slick moves in midfield, more chances came BA’s way and SKW’s defence was put under severe pressure.
Especially Wermann caught the eye with some great skills, and twice came close to increasing his tally.
SKW’s defence however held out and they equalised in spectacular fashion on 38m when a scorching long range shot by Gerry Keister hit the roof of the net.
SKW attacked more in the second half with Simeon Tjiueza, Alfred Ndyenge, Kaka Nekundi and Milton Chapo coming to the fore, while young midfielder Jolly Kamatuka created numerous chances with his strong runs down the right flank.
Panduleni Nekundi and Simeon Tjiueza both had shots saved by Black Africa keeper John Mabuku, while Chapo missed a golden chance on 59m when he shot over the bar with an open goal gaping.
BA were dangerous on the counterattack with Wermann and Jerome Louis both having shots saved by SKW keeper Ephraim Tjihonge.
The match seemed to be heading for a draw but BA kept up the pressure and pounced onto a defensive to score the winner with a minute remaining. Jolly Kamatuka was dispossessed in midfield and Wermann was put clear on goal as he beat Tjihonge from close range.
The goal set off wild celebrations amongst Black Africa’s players and fans alike, and with a four point advantage at the top of the log they have now suddenly emerged from the pack as the favourites to win the title.
SKW 1 Black Africa 2
Black Africa: Bradley Wermann 3m, 89m
SKW: Gerry Keister 38m