Namibia’s Cosafa destiny in own hands

The Tafel Lager Brave Warriors will have to bounce back and ensure qualifications to the 2021 Cosafa Cup semifinals when they take on Mozambique on Wednesday.

The Namibians could have secured their place in the next round with a win against Malawi and were on course after Elmo Kambindu scored on 53 minutes with a fine left footed low shot into the low corner. But Malawi got the match level on 73 minutes through Miciam Mhone’s strike.

” This was the key match for us to make sure of progression but it was not to be. We missed our chances and that was a turning point for our mission. We now have to go back and plan better for Mozambique tomorrow”, states coach Bobby Samaria.

He adds that depths in his team and recovery will be key in th final match.

” We have enough depth and our recovery plans will determine how we prepare for the final match. Our priority remains to qualify to the semifinals and we are on course, it’s still in our hands”, explains Samaria.

Namibia are on seven points from three games. Senegal on six points and Mozambique on four points. All to play for on Wednesday as Senegal takes on Malawi as well.

Only the top two sides from the group will advance to the semifinals of the 2021 Cosafa Cup.

The starting lineup against Malawi: Loydt Kazapua, Charles Hambira, Ananias Gebhardt, Aprocious Petrus, Ivan Kamberipa, Wesley Katjiteo, Alfeus Handura, Absalom Iimbondi, Willy Stephanus, Salomon Omseb and Elmo Kambindu.