Okahandja hold Magic

Magic started off brightly with Captain Oswaldo Xamseb shooting wide as early as the fourth minute, but the promising start did not translate into a victory.

14 January 2019 | Sports

Tura Magic were held to goalless draw by Okahandja United in an MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) match played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday evening.

Magic striker Junius Theophilus could not control a great pass from Baloyi Tsandib with only the goalkeeper to beat in the eighth minute, before also heading the ball wide two minutes later.

Theophilus then turned provider when he made a great solo run on the right flank, before squaring the ball to the on-rushing David Omseb, whose snap shot hit the side netting.

Okahandja United created a few chances of their own, with Lorenzo Madjiedt shooting over the crossbar following a mistake by Tsandib in the 20th minute.

The move was replicated by his teammate Uaondjavure Nakambare 10 minutes later, with his effort going wildly over the bar following a pass from captain Marco van Wyk, to leave the teams tied goalless at halftime.

The second half saw a much-improved performance by Okahandja United, following the introduction of Gerland Kaengurora.

He added pace to his side's attack, causing all sorts of trouble for left back Tsandib, who was eventually red-carded in the 77th minute after picking up two yellow cards.

With the advantage of an extra man, Okahandja United pushed forward, sensing a win, and had the ball cleared off the line by Erasmus Ikeinge in the 80th minute, before Innocent Tembo headed over from a free-kick three minutes later.

The last piece of action saw Joseph Kuugongelwa shooting wide as Magic seemed content to play defensive football in the latter stages of the match.

NAMPA

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