African Stars closed in on leaders Cymot SKW after beating Mighty Gunners 2-0 on Saturday evening. Stars’ midfielder Ninja Karongee scored both their goals in the first half to give Stars a comfortable victory which sees them moving to within two points of SKW, with a game in hand.
Stars took an early lead when Gunners’ goalie punched away a freekick by Rudi Louw and Karongee pounced onto the loose ball to stab it into the net.
Gunners were pushing hard for the equaliser when Stars caught them on the counterattack just before the break. Heinrich Kazerua received a defence splitting pass to cross to Karongee, who made no mistake with only the keeper to beat.
Stars played a fine one-touch passing game with Rudi Louw, Karongee and Edison Muheua all giving fine performances.
Swartbooi shines for Pirates
Orlando Pirates gave a fine performance to beat Oshakati City 3-1 at the SKW Stadium on Saturday. Midfielder Meraai Swartbooi was in fine form as he had a hand in all of Pirates’ goals, creating two and scoring one.
Pirates striker John Samson opened the scoring just before halftime when he latched onto a Meraai Swartbooi pass to beat Oshakati City keeper Melksidek Shiku with a fine shot.
Swartbooi put them 2-0 up shortly after halftime with a great freekick that curled around the wall, while another fine pass by Swartbooi split the defence for Sidney Urikhob to beat Shiku from close range.
Oshakati City midfielder Benson Shilongo scored a consolation goal from the penalty spot in the final minutes, after a foul in Pirates’ box.
Ramblers, Arrows draw
In Walvis Bay, Ramblers staged a fine comeback to take a point off Eleven Arrows.
Arrows took the lead through goals by Muna Katupose and Rudolph Bester, but Ramblers fought back with goals by Boma Nailonga and Paul Dickson, to grab a point and put a serious dent in Arrows’ title ambitions.
Hotspurs, Chief Santos draw
At the Khomasdal Stadium Chief Santos scored a late equaliser to hold Hotspurs to a 1-all draw.
Richard Kavendji put Hotspurs ahead after 13m, after a fine run by Edward Asino who broke the defence before passing to an unmarked Kavendji.
With a minute remaining, Santos however broke through the offside trap to score the equaliser.