Unam, Tigers make silly mistakes

25 January 2019 | Sports

Unam Football Club drew 1-1 with Tigers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night.

The match pulled a decent crowd, but the players committed too many errors, leaving the fans frustrated.

The match started on a high for Unam who pushed the ball around as they tried to build momentum.

However, the 16th minute saw Tigers pressurising Unam's defence, and as a result, Ananias Haitembu gave away an own goal as he attempted to clear. In the 28th minute experienced defender Willem Mwedihanga blasted a free-kick on target, but Tigers goalkeeper Immanuel Immanuel jumped high enough to tip the ball over, frustrating the Unam players who were desperate to go level before the halftime.

A goal did not come Unam's way before halftime and it remained 1-0 in Tigers favour as the players headed into their dressing rooms.

The second half did not have much action as the Tigers players tried to showboat with a one-goal lead.

Unam were not having any of that and attacked the Tigers defence after picking up a loose ball, which eventually landed at Edmund Kambanda's feet, courtesy of Tara Katupose. Kambanda blasted the ball low and hard into the Tigers net as their goalie dived the wrong way.

The 1-1 draw was welcome relief for Unam coach Woody Jacobs, who just recently took over the mentor position from Ronny Kanalelo.

Jacobs was pacing up and down the touchline during the match, but remained calm as his charges worked out their game plan on the field to produce the equaliser.

This weekend's NPL matches are as follows:


Life Fighters vs Tigers - Mokati Stadium (16:00)

Young Brazilians vs African Stars - Karasburg Stadium (16:00)

Orlando Pirates vs Black Africa - Sam Nujoma Stadium (18:00)


Eleven Arrows vs Julinho - Kuisebmond Stadium (13:00)

Mighty Gunners vs Okahandja United - Mokati Stadium (15:00)