African Stars beat Mighty Gunners 1-0 in the first MTC NFA Cup semifinal match at the Kuisebmond Stadium on Saturday, despite being a man down for half of the match.
In a moment of madness just before halftime, Starsâ?? defensive midfielder Isaac Mwinga headbutted Mighty Gunners striker Paulus Shingenge and was given his marching orders.
Civics are on the verge of winning the MTC Namibia Premier League title for the third year in a row.
With three matches remaining, they are seven points clear of their only remaining title challengers, Oshakati City, and with Civicsâ?? far superior goal aggregate, it will be virtually impossible for Oshakati to overtake them.
Namibiaâ??s Commonwealth welterweight boxing champion Paulus â??Aliâ? Nuumbembe was welcomed as a hero by President Hifikipunye Pohamba at State House on April 5.
Nuumbembe arrived at the Hosea Kutako International Airport where he was met by Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Pohamba Shifeta, the president of the Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation Kelly Nghixulifwa and several members of the boxing fraternity. They included Namibiaâ??s other two professional champions â?? Paulus â??The Hitmanâ? Moses, who holds the WBA Pan African and Intercontinental Lightweight titles and Jason Naule, who holds the WBA Pan African Junior Welterweight title.
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History beckons for Civics
Namibiaâ??s Commonwealth Boxing Champion Ali Nuumbembe
MTC NFA Cup
The main action will be at Walvis Bayâ??s Kuisebmond Stadium when the MTC NFA Cup semifinal matches take place on Saturday afternoon.
Soccer fever is running high and a capacity crowd is expected so if youâ??re at the coast this weekend make sure you donâ??t miss out on the action.