Defending MTC Premiership champions Black Africa have probably received the best news before the conclusion of the season, after seeing second place African Stars losing 1-0 to Eleven Arrows on Saturday.
Black Africa who on Friday received their heaviest defeat against Tigers with a 4-1 thumping, also leaving them pointless on Friday night.
Stars who are looking for their first title since 2010, took on an Arrows side at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, knowing a victory will send them on top of the table for the second time this season with two games to go.
It took Arrows a full 80th minutes to break the deadlock through Emil Dorgeloh’s header from a corner cross to beat Stars keeper Loydt Kazapua on the right corner of the post.
The defeat for both BA and Stars means the two sides are still separated by one points with BA on 43 points, while Stars sits on 42 with two games left.
BA and Stars are too meet within two weeks in a deciding match that will determine whether BA will keep the league or it will return to the side they took it from.
According to the two coaches, Brian Isaacs (BA) and Ali Akan (Stars) both side the league will be won when the two sides meet in the much awaited game of the season.
Stars are looking to become the first side to win a treble after winning the newly inaugurated NFA League Cup and are in the semi-final of the Bidvest Cup where they will meet a rejuvenate Rundu Chiefs.
For BA, is all about to equal Civics’ record of three successive league titles that they won between 2004 and 2007.
A win for BA against Stars in the next encounter will be enough for them to seal the title as it will put them on 46 with a game to spar.
“No, no I was not worried about that. Our focus after the defeat against Tigers was to beat Stars and what happened was water in the bridge. I was not at the game between Stars and Arrows but I had the news. I was surprised by that, I didn’t expect Arrows to come and win,” said Isaacs.
Akan, who is also a former BA coach, said he is not battered by the defeat, but thinks that his side will still win the title.
“To be honest, we dominated the game, we created lots of chances but we couldn’t convert them. We just have to accept the defeat and see in the next game. It is still my aim to win and I am not hiding anything,” said Akan.
As far as the bottom of the table is concerned, both Rundu Chiefs and Mighty Gunners recorded wins against Ramblers and Blue Waters.
Rundu Chiefs beat Ramblers 1-0, Gunners upset Blue Waters 3-1 barley a week after knocking out the same side out of the Bidvest Cup.
Chiefs and Gunners might meet each other in the final of the Bidvest Cup as both are through to the semi-final with Chiefs drawn against Stars and Gunners paired against another Rundu base first division club United Stars.
The win for both Chiefs and Gunners had now put more pressure on SKW, Civics and Blue Waters, who all lost over the weekend.
In other results, Tura Magic beat Civics 3-0, while SKW lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates.
Chiefs and Gunners are on 19 points followed by SKW on 20, Civics 21 and Blue Waters with 22 points with two games to go.