NAMIBIA Premier League (NPL) leading team, Black Africa, suffered its first league defeat after going down 3-1 against a fired-up resilient Citizen FC.
Black Africa, which is currently considered a favourite to win the league, previously lost to relegated Young African at the start of the season. That defeat was, however, cancelled out after Young African’s league points were nullified following the NPL’s decision to demoted the team. Head Coach, Paulus Shipanga, said that the defeat was a definite wake up call to his team, which conceded silly mistakes that lead to the 3-1 thrashing against Citizen FC which meant serious business. Shipanga said that the defeat is a well-deserved one as his players did not turn up and that despite being experienced, they did not show that during the match.
“The boys made a number of silly mistakes during the game and that is not something that should happen when one has experience. The defeat is a well-deserved one and going forward I hope my players will understand that football can humble you if you think that you are superior,” he said.
He noted that the team will now go back to the drawing board and assess its next plan of action as the team will travel to Walvis Bay to face Blue Waters on Sunday at the Kuisebmund stadium.