Ongos go six points clear 

Lovisa Mulunga of FC Ongos in action against Nancy Lebang of V Power Angels. Photo: Helge Schütz

FC ONGOS opened up a six-point lead in the FNB Women’s Super League after a comprehensive 5-0 victory against V Power Angels on Saturday. 

Two goals apiece by Anna Shikusho and Memory Ngonda and another by Lovisa Mulunga saw them notching up their ninth win in 10 matches to move up to 28 points at the top of the log. 

Ongos had to bide their time to gain the ascendancy against the energetic V Power Angels who matched them in the early stages.

Nancy Lebang tested Ongos’ defence with some strong early runs, while Anna Somses also gave a battling performance in the middle of the park. 

Lebang nearly opened their account after a quick counterattack involving Aina Shimu and Teopolina Shipepe, but Ongos keeper Agnes Kauzuu rushed out to clear the danger.

Ongos, however, weathered the storm and grew stronger as the game progressed with Memory Ngonda and Kleintjie Fredericks asserting themselves in midfield, while the speedy Yvonne Kooper launched some quick counterattacks.

Julia Rutjindo headed narrowly wide from a corner and they finally took the lead on 20 minutes after Kooper launched another quick counterattack and centred to an unmarked Ngonda who stabbed the ball into the net. 

Kooper continued to create problems for Angels’ defence and won a penalty shortly after when she was brought down in the box and Shikusho stepped up to put the spot kick away. 

Kristofina Benyameni nearly scored for the Angels just before halftime with a snapshot on the turn, but the ball flew narrowly past the upright.

Ongos stepped up the pressure after the break and went 3-0 ahead after a needless error by the Angels’ keeper Shange Vamalimue who let a tame shot by Shikusho slip through her legs.

Shikusho had a great chance to complete her hattrick when Ongos won a penalty with 10 minutes to go, but she blasted her shot wide of the upright. 

Ongos, however, continued to attack and two goals in the final five minutes sealed a commanding 5-0 victory. 

Lovisa Mulunga first rose high to head a Kleintjie Fredericks corner into the net, and then Ngonda added her second with a fine strike from Rutjindo’s cross. 

The victory put Ongos six points clear of the chasing pack after their closest rivals Khomas Nampol dropped points in a 1-0 defeat to Beauties FC. Tjunotjina Tjaimi broke the deadlock midway through the second half after putting away a cross by Fiola Vliete. 

That was Nampol’s first defeat of the season which saw them dropping down to third place on the log on 21 points, while Beauties replaced them in second position on 22 points.

Girls & Goals remained in touch with the leaders, moving up to 20 points, after a 2-1 win against Unam Bokkies.

Goals by captain Uerikondjera Kasaona and Beverly Uueziua put Girls & Goals in charge, before Vekendisa Ujaha replied for Unam who drop down to fifth place on 16 points. 

Namib Daughters moved up to sixth place on 15 points after beating Okahandja FC 3-2. Precious Hambira scored two goals and Shareefa van Wyk one for Namib Daughters, while Dedre Gorases scored both Okahandja’sgoals.

Ongwediva Queens moved up to seventh position on 14 points after an impressive 5-1 victory against Ramblers, with Priscilla Shipo, Hilma Kanyama, Anna Jeremia and Landaiha Haufiku (two) scoring their goals.

Arrows Ladies moved up to eighth position on 13 points after beating Nust Babes 3-2. 

Elsabe Reinecke scored two goals and Rooide Ndumba one for Arrows, while Kahitu Nguvitjita scored both Nust’s goals.

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