Civics beat BA to go top 09.03.2007
Cortesy by Namibiasport
Civics beat Black Africa 2-0 on Friday night to move three points clear at the top of the log.
In a match that could have gone either way, Civics took their chances, while BA did not. BA in fact had a golden opportunity to open the scoring when they were awarded a penalty in the 15th minute when Civics captain Amos Shiyuka handled in the box. BA’s young striker Jerome Louis, however, folded under the pressure with a weak shot that was comfortably saved by Sitali Mulife.
The impetus swung Civics’ way and barely four minutes later they took the lead. Rudi Louw swung a low freekick into the box and Patrick Mkontwana volleyed home from close range. Floris Diergaardt came close to scoring another for Civics, but BA keeper Ronnie Kanalelo cleared the danger with a spectacular diving header just outside the box.
Civics bring on two strikers
Civics brought on strikers William Chilufya and Geoffrey Roman for Diergaardt and midfielder Tugela Tuyeni in the second half, but it was BA who started stronger. Lolo Goraseb whipped in a cross and when Mulife fumbled the ball, Louis pounced to shoot at goal, but somehow Ellington Tjirimuje managed to clear the ball of the line.
But once again the match swung Civics’ way, with the industrious Rudi Louw coming close on two occasions.
In the 77th minute Jamu Ngatjizeko whipped a cross into the penalty area and William Chilufya expertly flicked the ball over the advancing Kanalelo into the net. Besides these flashes of brilliance, the match was punctuated by heavy tackles and indiscipline on both sides and the referee had his hands full to try and calm the emotions. Both captains, Nelson Geingob and Amos Shiyuka received yellow cards for dangerous fouls.