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Stars back on top?á?á?á?á?á?á

Mon, 10 December 2012 17:39
by John Tuerijama

Premiership title contenders African Stars regain its number one spot on the MTC Premiership log-standing after mauling costal outfit Eleven Arrows by 3-1 in Walvis Bay on Saturday.
African Stars kicked off the 2012/13 football season on an impressive note and was heading the elite league log-standing until they were overcame by Ramblers and then Black Africa (defending champions).
 However, that did not deter African Stars from regaining its form and eventually beating Eleven Arrows to be in the pole position.
African Stars midfielder Bradley Wermann who was under immense criticism from Stars’ supporters for poor form of play during the past matches redeemed his form when he scored a hat-trick for the ‘Samba Boys’.
With just one more round remaining before the Premier League break for the festive season until 19 January next year, Stars’ supremacy might be short-lived when they are expected to take on defending champions Black Africa this coming Saturday.
African Stars need to beat Black Africa to maintain their status quo or face the axe should they surrender hopelessly to BA like they normally do following lack of concentration especially during the last quarter of regulation time.
Black Africa almost suffered humiliation at the Sam Nujoma Stadium last Wednesday against Tigers when the “Ingweinyama” as Tigers are affectionately known had control of the match and created more chances then the defending champions.
Psychologically that could give African Stars charges the advantage over Black Africa but history has taught us that Stars always find the going extremely tough whenever the blue-white-and red outfit rub shoulders against Black Africa.
Black Africa has proven on many occasions that they are superior to African Stars and that they end up winning the match at the last whistle.
BA is in second place on 20 points just a point behind current log leaders African Stars followed by Ramblers in third place on 18 points.
Orlando Pirates, who played to a one-all draw against SKW on Friday, is fourth on 17 points followed by Tigers in fifth place on 14 points.
Blue Waters, who on Saturday played to a one-all draw against struggling Mighty Gunners, is sixth on 10 points with Tura Magic who beat Civics by a solitary goal on seventh with nine points.
Battered Eleven Arrows is eighth also on nine points following their 3-1 defeat to Stars while Civics is ninth also on nine points followed by SKW in 10th place with ninth points.
Relegation candidates, Mighty Gunners and Rundu Chiefs, are 11thin and 12th respectively.
Rundu Chiefs, out of nine matches played, has only managed a draw and eight losses.