Eleven Arrows and United Stars will battle it out in Walvis Bay next weekend to decide who will be relegated with Hotspurs at the end of the season.
Arrows lost 3-1 to African Stars in Windhoek while United Stars beat SKW 1-0 in Rundu with the result that both teams are now on 17 points with one match to go.
As fate would have it their final match is against each other at the Kuisebmond Stadium next Saturday, and since Arrows have a one goal advantage, Stars will have to win the match to remain in the Premier League.
African Stars’ revival continued at the Sam Nujoma Stadium under caretaker coach Wagga Wagga Goagoseb as they beat Arrows 3-1 after leading 1-0 at the break.
Ninja Karongee put them ahead from a goalmouth scramble on 31m, while Ronald Ketjijere made it 2-0 with five minutes to go with a brilliant volley from outside the box.
Eleven Arrows pulled one back through Peter Ngwenya on 90m after a poor clearance by Stars keeper Max Mbaeva, but Ikuaterua Tjozongoro immediately struck back for Stars, when he headed in a cross from Raymond Mate.
Both sides had numerous chances in a fast paced match with plenty of action at both ends.
Edom Dominic came close with a header early on for Arrows, while Ninja Karongee missed a great chance on 41m when he was put clear in the box but took too long to take his shot.
Arrows missed two great chances early in the second half as Dominic shot over the bar with only Mbaeva to beat while Erwin Kaujende headed wide with an open goal gaping.
On 58m Dominic provided a fine cross for Enrico Hoebeb who volleyed wide of the goal, but Dominic’s good work was undone on 74m when he was red carded for foul language.
But Arrows failed to make use of their chances and Stars punished them in clinical fashion when Ketjijere ran onto a back header by Karongee to volley a cracking shot into the roof of the net.
Arrows struck back through Ngwenya buit Tjozongoro immediately restored Stars’ two-goal lead as they won the match 3-1.
In other matches on Saturday, Blue Waters and Ramblers played to a goalless draw in Walvis Bay, while Civics beat Mighty Gunners 2-0 in Otjiwarongo. Heini Isaacks and Sadney Urikhob scored the winning goals for Civics.