REHOBOTH, 24 JUN – Southern Stream First Division (SSFD) Coastal Stream outfit, PC Blue Boys on Saturday strengthened their title aspirations with a 2-0 win over Western Spurs in a match played at the Kuisebmund Stadium in Walvis Bay.
The blue and white outfit from Swakopmund lead the log with 15 points from nine matches, one point ahead of second-placed Flamingoes on 14 points and two more than third-placed Spoilers from Okahandja, who are tied on 13 points with fourth-placed Khomas Namibian Police (NamPol).
PC Blue Boys took the lead in the first half through Shemuvalula Gabriel and took the 1-0 advantage into half-time.
Midway through the second half, Blue Boys scored another goal through Thomas Andreas to stretch their lead to 2-0.
Western Spurs threw everything at the Swakopmund boys, but PC Blue Boys’ resolute defence kept the score at 2-0 until the final whistle.
PC Blue Boys’ coach, Christy Guruseb told Nampa on Saturday that players carried out the instructions as planned.
“We played our normal game and dominated the first half and could have scored more goals. After the second goal, we decided to knock the ball around and frustrate them.”
Guruseb said they will go into their last game with Northern Stars with the same game plan.
“We are close to winning the stream and will not take anything for granted. The time is now and we need to step up and bring the Namibia Premier League to Swakopmund again,” he said.
A win in their next match will all but secure PC Blue Boys the Coastal Stream title and a play-off match with the Inland Stream winner for a berth in the NPL.
PC Blue Boys face Northern Stars on Sunday at Kuisebmund Stadium.
In another Coastal Stream match also played on Saturday at Kuisebmund Stadium, Flamingoes defeated Northern Stars 3-1.
On Sunday, Khomas NamPol will face Okahandja-based Spoilers at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.