League opening rounds delivers fireworks… Stars off to a winning start

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MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) reigning champions African Stars kicked off the new season on a winning note on Saturday, brushing aside the stubborn Mighty Gunners with a 2-1 victory at Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Striker Aubrey Amseb and enterprising winger Joslin Kamatuka were on target for Stars, while Asser Hara-Amseb scored the only consolatory goal for the Gunners. On Saturday – in the only match at Independence Stadium – Civics also played to a 2-all draw against Unam, while Tigers managed to record a convincing 3-1 victory over Citizens at Sam Nujoma Stadium.

At Rundu Sports Stadium, newly promoted Young Chiefs also started on a high note, securing a 1-0 win over Julinho Sporting, while United Stars kicked off their campaign with a resounding 4-0 victory over league returnees Rundu Chiefs.

At the coast, Rehoboth-based outfit Flamingoes put up a great fight to hold coastal giants Blue Waters to a 1-all draw and Black Africa managed a 1-0 victory over Eleven Arrows. In the first and only league opening match played on Friday evening in the capital at Independence Stadium, Tura Magic also delivered a gallant performance, which saw them share spoils in a goalless draw against Orlando Pirates.

Full League Results, Round 1-2

Friday, 11 September 2015
Orlando Pirates 0-0 Tura Magic

Saturday, 12 September 2015
Blue Waters 1-1 Flamingoes
African Stars 2-1 Mighty Gunners
Young Chiefs 1-0 Julinho Sporting
United Stars 4-0 Rundu Chiefs
Civics 2-2 UNAM
Tigers 3-1 Citizens

Sunday, 13 September 2015
Blue Waters 1-1 Black Africa
Civics 1-1 Tura Magic
Orlando Pirates 2-3 UNAM FC
Tigers 1-0 Mighty Gunners
African Stars 2-1 Citizens
United Stars 1-0 Young Chiefs
Rundu Chiefs 2-0 Julinho Sporting
Eleven Arrows 2-1 Flamingoes

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