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Namibia sneak past Zimbabwe in CHAN qualifiers

by Brian Lee

Sun July 23, 17:34

Namibia sneaked into the final round of qualifying for the 2018 African Nations Championship after beating Zimbabwe 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after their two legged qualifier finished 1-1 on aggregate.

The first leg between the two nations ended 1-0 in favour of Namibia at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek last weekend thanks to a goal from Hendrik Somaeb.

On Sunday, July 23 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, Zimbabwe managed to run out 1-0 winners thanks to a strike from Prince Dube, leaving the aggregate score 1-1 after two legs.

This resulted in the two nations going into a penalty shoot-out to decide who would progress to the next stage of qualifiers – Namibia showed nerves of steel to win 5-4 on penalties.

Namibia will now face either Comoros in the final phase of qualification to reach CHAN 2018 in Kenya.

Comoros progressed to the final round of CHAN qualifying following a 2-1 aggregate win over Lesotho on Sunday.

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