REHOBOTH, 03 SEP – Military School (MS) Okahandja Football Club has taken a one-goal lead into the return leg of the North West First Division promotional play-offs for the Namibia Premier League.
Military School defeated Oshakati-based African Motto 1-0 in the first leg play-off match on Saturday at the Nau-Aib Stadium in Okahandja through a header from Hans !Gaeb in the 84th minute.
The return leg will be played on 08 September at the Oshakati Independence Stadium.
The one-goal lead sets them up for a possible promotion to the flagship league, should they stop Motto from scoring. Motto need to win the game by two clear goals or avoid a score draw, which will eliminate them.
MS Okahandja won Group A and African Motto won Group B.
The winner will join already promoted Southern Stream First Division winners, Young Brazilians from Karasburg and North East First Division winners, Julinho Sporting from Rundu in the NPL.
Speaking to Nampa on Sunday, MS Okahandja captain Cecil Papi Kaitjirokere said the team is in a buoyant mood ahead of the second leg.
“Although the win was not easy, we managed to shut them out from scoring an away goal. We will work hard to score the chances we create, because we were wasteful in the first leg,” Kaitjirokere said.
He said they will go all out to score as many goals as possible.
“We aim to score an early goal to settle our nerves and put more pressure on them, forcing them to open up and we will punish them,” he noted.