Warriors lose and bow out of Cosafa Cup

The Brave Warriors lost 2-1 to Malawi and bowed out of the 2019 Cosafa Cup ahead of thier final Group B game against Seychelles on Thursday afternoon.

After Seychelles and Mozambique played to a goalless draw in the group game earlier on, the stage was set for Malawi and Nambia as the winner will advance to the Quaterfinals on basis of head to head rule.

The fiercely contested game saw Namibia take the lead through a well taken header by defender Charles Hambira on 15 minutes.

Malawi got back into the game through their prolific striker Gabadinho Mhango three minutes from the break.

Substitute Gerald Phiri Junior got the winner from the penalty spot on 47 minutes and Namibia could not do enough to get back on level terms.

Malawi defended well for their win and powered on by the vocal supporters, they held on and celebrated together at the end.

Namibia will now play Seychelles on Thursday and Malawi take on Mozambique. Malawi are assured of a Quaterfinal date against Zambia.

For the Namibian players, after the Seychelles game, some will head to the HPC in Pretoria to link up with the 17 players coach Ricardo Mannetti called up for the AFCON training camp.

Brave Warriors vs Malawi: Loydt Kazapua, Ivan Kamberipa, Vitapi Ngaruka, Charles Hambira, Larry Horaeb, Llewelyn Stanley, MacCartney Nawaseb, Marcel Papama, Dynamo Fredericks, Absalom Iimbondi and Joslin Kamatuka.