In a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification-CAF group H encounter, Namibia emerged victorious with a 2-0 win against São Tomé on Tuesday, 21 November 2023, at the Grand Estade Agadir in Morocco.
Prins Tjiueza opened the scoring for Namibia in the 9th minute with a powerful corner kick, setting the tone for Namibia’s dominant performance in the initial stages of the game.
As the game progressed, São Tomé fought back, but failed to break through Namibia’s defence. In the second half, São Tomé’s Goncalves Mateus, scored an own goal in the 75th min.
Coach Benjamin emphasized the significance of the collected points, saying the results are not only a booster, but a redemption of the team’s defeat in their campaign match against Equatorial Guinea on the 15th November 2023.
Looking ahead, the gaffer said the team is determined to learn from this encounter, fine-tune their strategies, and continue their journey with renewed confidence, as the team sets sights on the upcoming challenges in the Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] Finals in Ivory Coast early next year.
“These points are crucial tone setters for us. We will build upon this victory and channel this momentum into our preparations for AFCON.” he stated.
In other group H matches played on the 20th and 21st November respectively, Liberia lost 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea, while Malawi suffered the same fate to Tunisia.
The starting line-up against Sao Tome was:
Loydt Kazapua, Riaan Hanamub, Ananias Gebhardt, Kennedy Amutenya, Ivan Kamberipa, Deon Hotto, Aprocious Petrus, Petrus Shitembi, Ryan Nyambe, Prins Tjiueza and Betuel Muzeu.