Pirates and Gunners lead NPFL chase for supremacy

Orlando Pirates and Mighty Gunners are top of their respective Group standings in the Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) with two more rounds of action before the next phase of the transitional season.

The league action played out on Saturday with Group 1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek and Group 2 at the Paresis Park in Otjiwarongo.

In Group 1 , the first match had a better prepared Black Africa defeat Tura Magic 3-1 with goals from Roger Katjiteo, Wendell Rudath and Yahzer Stephanus while Karumendu Ngutjiua scored for Tura Magic.

In a high intensity match between Tigers FC and Young African, it ended 1-all as Johaness Jackson scored for Tigers, and Katuuo Elwed scored for Young African.

Mighty Gunners defeated Eleven Arrows 3-0 to collect maximum points with Fares Haidula with a brace and Pineas Jacobs the other.

Gunners are top of mini group with six points from there games with Tigers on five points in the Gold Phase qualifiers of the transitional season.

At Otjiwarongo, Group 2 got off to a flying strat with Civics besting Citizens 4-1 thanks to a hattrick from Aubrey Amseb and Gerland Kaengurova. Veteran midfielder Letu Shatimuene scored for Citizens.

Captain Gustav Isaak again scored for Pirates as they defeated Julinho Sporting 2-1. Isaack scored one and teammate Steven Gariseb the other while Jessy Nanyemba scored for Sporting.

Blue Waters and Young Brazilians played to a 2-all draw. Wilyson Ngishinana scored a brace for Waters while Quinton Van Staden and Wayne Esterhuizen were on target for Brazilians.

Pirates are three from there and are top of Group 2 with nine points followed by Covics on seven points.

The final rounds of phase one of the league will be Match-Days 4 and 5 that will be contested at the Sam Nujoma and Jan Wilken Stadiums in Windhoek and Walvis Bay respectively on the 8th and 9th May 2021 as the NPFL resumes.

” We are on track and the cooperation from the clubs is top notch. The live streaming has taken the game to the next level in the absence of spectators and we can only get better”, says NPFL Director Mabos Vries.