Exciting action in Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32

WINDHOEK – The 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup Round of 32 saw exciting football displayed at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek after an absence of almost two months.

University of Namibia (UNAM) Football Club and Young Beauties booked themselves places in the Round of 16 of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Cup, which will be played in May.

Despite not playing football for the last nine months, UNAM FC put up a brilliant game plan when they faced Eleven Champions in the Round of 32, as they were victorious with a 3-1 win.

In another exciting match, also played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday, Rhino FC lost on penalties against Young Beauties. The match between Rhino FC and Young Beauties produced a six-goal thriller.

Rhino FC came from behind in style after trailing 3-1 with just 10 minutes left in the game to draw the game three-all and force it to penalty kicks.

Beauties however proved too clinical with their kicks and they advanced to the next round with a 4-3 penalty win.

In other games that were played on Saturday in Tsumeb, at the Oscar Norich Stadium, Namibia Premier League (NPL) outfit Young Chiefs beat Kavango West’s Kantema Bullets 3-2. First Division outfit Ogongo United were thrashed by another NPL outfit, Eleven Arrows, 8-0.

A clash between former NPL outfit Touch & Go and Khuse ended in a two-all draw, but Touch & Go qualified for the next round of the competition after winning 4-3 on penalties.

Other teams still expected to book themselves places in the Round of 16 are King Fischer and Tura Magic, who lock horns on Sunday, and Civics and Ohangwena NAMPOL. All the games are being played at the Oscar Norich Stadium.

UNAM, Beauties, Touch & Go, Arrows and Young Chiefs have now joined Bee Bob Brothers, Eastern Chiefs, Rundu Chiefs and Try Again in the Round of 16 that will be played in May.

Rundu Chiefs, Bee Bob Brothers, Eastern Chiefs and Try Again qualified for the next round of the competition without kicking a ball thanks to their opponents’ withdrawal from the competition.

The next Round of 32 for the Debmarine Namibia Cup is slated for 29-30 April, with the final programme to be confirmed this week. – NAMPA

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