THE 2018 Debmarine Namibia Cup produced its first upset as Khuse FC knocked Premiership side Tigers out in their Round of 32 match played at the Etosha Stadium in Tsumeb, while Eleven Arrows, Swakopmund FC and African Stars cruised into the next round on Saturday.
Action at Tsumeb, initially scheduled for the Oscar Norich Stadium had to be moved to Etosha Stadium due to an unfit pitch and the biggest upset of the Round of 32 was Oshana Region's Khuse FC holding their own against Tigers for a goalless draw after 90 minutes before winning 4-2 on penalties.
Nangolo Erastus, Steven Hambira, France Shivute and Joseph Shipepe scored for Khuse in the shootout as Tigers captain Absalom Iimbondi and veteran midfielder Letu Shatimwene missed and Bradley Wermann and Ferdinand Karongee scored for Tigers.
Space Age from Zambezi Region lost 3-0 to Khomas Nampol as Silas Ashipala scored a brace and Erich Tsam got one for the Southern Stream First Division qualifiers.
Swakopmund FC won 5-1 against Ohangwena Nampol with goals from Harold Kwedhi, Ensley Gariseb, Dorian Iyambo and a brace from Nathan Beukes. Jonas Elias scored for Nampol.
Kavango East's Once Again FC are also through to the next round following the withdrawal of Kavango West qualifiers Rhino FC.
Civics versus Rundu Chiefs and Chief Santos against Reho Madrid will be played on Sunday morning from 08h00 as they were postponed due to bad lighting at the venue.
It rained goals at the Sam Nujoma Stadium as Premiership side Eleven Arrows made easy work of Real Fighters from the Karas Region, winning 11-0. Young Warriors stars Anthony Kham and Aprocius Petrus scored three and one goal each as they warm up for the Lesotho friendly on Tuesday for the senior national team. Simon Nekongo and Salomon Omseb each scored a brace in the rout, while Willem Pinehas, Josef Ngifindwako and Leonard Vlees chipped in with a goal each for a comprehensive passage into next round.
African Stars also scored a big victory with a 12-0 rout of Omaheke Nampol. Godwin Jena scored four, Marius Kotze three, Panduleni Nekundi two, and Aubrey Amseb, Tjiuana tja Tjinotjiua and Treasure Kauapirura one each to see 'Stalile” through.
In the final match in Windhoek, Young Chiefs made a fine comeback after trailing 2-0 to Citizens to draw level at 2-2 and send the match into a penalty shootout.
Steward Goagoseb scored a brace for Citizens while Kennedy Paulus and Johannes Lukas scored for Young Chiefs during normal time. In the shootout, Chiefs won 6-5 to advance to the Last 16. - nfa.org.na
- Title: Khuse knock out Tigers as Stars score 12 in Debmarine Cup
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