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New Era Newspaper Tuesday February 27, 2018

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Tuesday, February 27 2018 | NEW ERA NEW ERA | Tuesday, February 27 2018 Kautondokwa now rated third by WBO Page 22 SPORT Young Warriors get Botswana in Afcon Page 23 24 SPORT Page 23 ‘Starlile’ still in driving seat despite shock defeat …Arrows too sharp for hapless Santos Carlos Kambaekwa Windhoek With quite a sizeable amount of 19 rounds of matches already under the belt in the hotly contested MTC Premiership, boys are now being separated from the men. After a slow start to their league campaign that saw them mired at the bottom football league - reigning Namibian champions Tigers their shell with impressive performances reminiscent of the invincible side that swept their opponents aside to claim the elusive MTC Premiership title, last term. Under the stewardship of much-travelled shrewd mentor Woody Jacobs, son of the late Chiccito pop band front man bro “Skwakes”, “Ingwe” have sent a stern warning to their competitors with back-to-back victories over title rivals Young African and Black Africa, respectively. Jacobs, installed halfway developed a unique style of play with all the teams he has mentored and is currently ranked among the best coaches in the business. Faced with an insurmountable gulf of 17-point difference off the pace from the summit – Ingwe can mathematically take solace from the fact that they still have two outstanding win- Citizens and UNAM. Mid-table Eleven Arrows recorded the biggest victory in the country’s recent years - dispatching a hapless Chief Santos 8-1 in a one-sided match at the Kuisebmond Stadium in Walvis Bay on Sunday. The cricket-score defeat left the toothless Copper Fierce battle… African Stars player Edwin Korokuve in action during their MTC Namibia Premier League clash at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. Photo: Nampa Town Lads sprawling on the turf in bottom spot. Table toppers, African Stars, returned to winning ways after a winless run in their opening four matches in the second round that left Bobby Samaria’s early pace-setters collecting a paltry tally of 3-points from a possible 12. The Reds dusted themselves off following their shock Saturday defeat at the hands of lowly placed Citizens with a hard fought 1-0 triumph over UNAM, on Sunday. MTC Premiership surprise package Young African remains serious title contenders despite suffering defeat against champions Tigers on Saturday. The boys from the Cattle Country saw off Tura Magic by 2 unanswered goals to retain second spot on the log table. Mighty Gunners also in last weekend’s action. uniform had the better of derby against bitter rivals Life Fighters (3-0) before defeating the visiting Orlando Pirates via a solitary strike. Rundu Chiefs slightly eased their relegation worries with back-to-back draws (1-1) against the visiting Orlando Pirates and Life Fighters, respectively. MTC Premiership log table P W D L Pts 1. African Stars 19 12 5 2 41 2. Young African 19 10 5 4 35 3. Black Africa 19 9 7 3 34 4. Tura Magic 19 10 3 6 33 5. UNAM 18 7 7 4 28 6. Mighty Gunners 19 8 3 8 27 7. Eleven Arrows 19 6 6 7 24 8. Tigers 17 7 3 7 24 9. Orlando Pirates 19 6 6 7 24 10. Blue Waters 19 6 6 7 24 11. Civics 18 3 11 4 20 12. Citizens 17 5 5 7 20 13. Young Chiefs 19 3 9 7 18 14. Life Fighters 19 4 6 9 18 15. Rundu Chiefs 19 4 5 10 17 16. Chief Santos 19 3 5 11 14

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