African Stars will meet Mighty Gunners in the final of the 2013 Bidvest Namibia Cup after they won their semi-finals clashes against Rundu-based sides Rundu chiefs and United Stars at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday.
Action started off at 16h00 as Mighty Gunners took on United Stars and it was Gunners striker Harold Ochurub who scored in the first half to give his side a dream start and a 1-0 halftime lead.
The Welwitchias crashed to a 92-27 defeat against South Africa U20 in Stellenbosch on Saturday afternoon.
The SA side was just too fast and slick as they ran in 14 tries after building up a 40-6 lead at halftime.
Namibia made a bit of a comeback in the second half but by then the result was beyond doubt, as the South Africans finished with a canter.
The South Africans played with high intensity and pace and breached the Welwitchias’ defence with ease.
Mighty Gunners striker Harold Ochurub has taken a clear lead in the NPL Top Goalscorer competition and seems a near certainty to finish as the top goalscorer of the 2012/13 season.
With only two rounds of matches remaining, Ochurub leads the goal scorers chart with 13 goals from 20 matches.
He is five goals clear of Ramblers striker Heinrich Kazerua and African Stars midfielder Bradley Wermann who share second place with 8 goals each.
Namibia finished second overall at the COSSASA (Confederation of School Sport Associations of Southern Africa) Championships that recently took place in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Namibia won a total of 19 gold medals - the same as the overall winners, Zimbabwe, who won more silver and bronze medals.
Zimbabwe won 20 silver and 22 bronze medals, while Namibia won 11 silver and 8 bronze medals.
Zambia came third with 6 gold, 13 silver and 8 bronze medals; Botswana came fourth with 3 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals; and Lesotho came fifth with 3 gold and 1 bronze medals.
Namibia remained unchanged at 125 in the world on the latest FIFA rankings that were released on Thursday.
The Brave Warriors have not played over the past month while their next match will be a friendly against Zambia in Windhoek, provisionally set for May 24.
Namibia is ranked eighth in the SADC region and 37th in Africa.
Zambia are the top ranked nation in SADC with a world ranking of 46 and are followed by South Africa (56 in the world) and Angola (93).
The rest of the top SADC nations are Zimbabwe (105), Mozambique (106), Malawi (109), Botswana (125) and Namibia (125).