Comoros get the better of Namibia

by Brian Lee

Sun August 13, 16:15

Two first half goals saw Comoros run out 2-1 winners over Namibia in a first leg, third round African Nations Championship qualifier at the Stade de Moroni on Sunday afternoon.

The match started a little slowly with both sides poor in the final third of the field as they squandered possession with bad decision making and woeful shooting.

Comoros, though, gradually began taking control of the game and dictating the flow of play.

The home side finally made their pressure tell with the opening goal in the 41st minute courtesy of a strike from Chadhuli Mradabi, 1-0.

In the dying seconds of the first half Comoros managed to double their lead when Mohamed Youssouf found the back of the net with the last touch of the stanza, 2-0.

Namibia came out much stronger in the second half, but they struggled to break down a resilient Comoros defence.

Still, the Namibians pushed on and did manage to pull a goal back in the 70th minute thanks to a penalty goal from Hendrik Somaeb, 2-1.

After conceding a goal Comoros did manage to hold for the win, but will be upset about conceding an away goal.

Namibia will have it all to do in the return leg of this third round tie which will be held in Windhoek next weekend.

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