Black Stars stumble against Biwa Eleven

10 September 2019 | Sports

Biwa Eleven beat Black Stars 3-1, inflicting a first defeat on the log leaders in the Hoachanas Development Trust Football League.

The week-four game was played on Saturday at the Dolam stadium in Hoachanas.

A brace by Reinholdt Nikodemus and a goal by Kevin Nakhom saw Biwa Eleven close the gap on Black Stars, with Innocent Howeka scoring for the log leaders.

Both teams now sit on 16 points, with Black Stars having a superior goal difference of plus-15.

Speaking to Nampa after the match on Saturday, Biwa Eleven coach Roderick van Neel said his side had intense training sessions during the week leading up to the match.

“We worked on different tactics and strategies and implemented what we practiced during our sessions in the match. It was not an easy game, but the boys showed they were hungrier than their opponents,” he said.

In other matches played on Saturday, Stout Makers defeated Sunrise Football Club 2-1 and Hoachanas Children Fund FC cruised past SKW United 3-1, while ||Kho-khoën and Black Stars played to a goalless draw.

Black Stars, although dropping four points, still lead the log with 16 points after seven matches, followed by Biwa Eleven in second position, also on 16 points after the same number of matches.

Stout Makers are in third place with 15 points after seven matches, while Hoachanas Children Fund occupy fourth place with 14 points, having played eight matches.

Bafana Eleven are in fifth position with 13 points after seven matches and ||Kho-khoën in sixth with 10 points.

SKW United are on four points in seventh position after eight matches, with Sunrise FC on three points after seven matches.

||Goa-!Haob are rock bottom in ninth position, on one point after seven matches.

NAMPA

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