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New Era Newspaper Monday March 19, 2018

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24 SPORT NEW ERA | Monday, March 19 2018 Springbok legend Bryan Habana heads for retirement Page 22 Monday, March 19 2018 | NEW ERA Golfers gear up for popular coastal tourney Page 23 SPORT Page 22 Starlile on course for coveted league title …as Ingwe’s slim title defence hopes go up in smoke Rising star…Orlando Pirates versatile mid- of his opponent during the Buccaneers MTC Premiership League match against visiting Carlos Kambaekwa Windhoek MTC Premiership runaway log leaders Katutura glamour football club African Stars came back twice from the jaws of defeat to salvage a rather fortunate 2-all draw against Young African in an electrifying MTC Premiership League clash of the Titans at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Friday evening. The league’s new boys have now cheesed off four valuable points from their much-fancied opponents having held the Reds to a draw at their fortress, the Legare Stadium in slightly hard done not to take the maximum points at stake. Mali Ngarizemo’s fired up charges took the game to their more fancied opponents from the onset and had the champions-elect in all sorts of trouble in the opening stages of an otherwise entertaining match where no quarter was asked or given. It came as no surprise when the boys from the Cattle Country took the lead via Brave Warriors’ newly Himee Hengombe. However, their joy was to be short-lived as “Starlile” responded through versatile fullback Tinkler Kahua to make it 1-1 but the visitors had other ideas as Zimbabwean striker Chrispen Mbewe restored their slender lead with a clinical The league rookies enjoyed the upper hand as the match wore on and looked poised for a historic triumph until versatile fullback Guti Korukuve netted the equalising goal in the dying minutes of the match – much to the chagrin of the YA bench and strong army of supporters. Newly appointed Orlando Pirates head coach, Eric Muinjo hit the ground running, as he masterminded the Ghosts’ welldeserved 3-1 victory over basement occupants Chief Santos under Stadium on Saturday. gates for the resurgent Buccaneers before second-half goals from Jean Stephanus and Amos Iyambo completed the riot to all but condemn Santos to the lower tier division. Ennes Gaoseb pulled a consolation goal back for relegation certainties Santos. In other action, Tigers and Blue Waters cancelled each other out in a dull goalless draw at the Sam Nujoma Stadium while Rundu Chiefs and UNAM also played a goalless draw. Tura Magic returned to winning ways when the huff-and-puff Magicians effortlessly waltzed past a hapless Eleven Arrows, scoring two unanswered goals (2-0). Ita “Makanya” Keimuine and 18-year-old goal machine Enzo Mungendje scored a goal apiece for the hosts. Makanya’s strike ties him with African Stars’ free-scoring bulky striker Kaka Nekundi’s tally of 11 goals of the current term. Elsewhere, fast-improving Mighty Gunners edged the visiting Citizens 1-0. Life Fighters were held to a 1-all draw by relegationthreatened Young Chiefs. Hubert Mingeri equalised in controversial fashion for the revitalised “Okahirona” after Johannes Lukas had put the unfortunate visi-

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