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Namibia defeat much-fancied Ivory Coast

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sun January 14, 20:53

Namibia overcame Ivory Coast 1-0 in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) Group B match at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco on Sunday.

Ivory Coast were the better side in the first-half dominating possession and creating goalscoring opportunities.

However, they could not convert them and the score was 0-0 between Ivory Coast, and Namibia, who playing their first ever game in the CHAN finals, at half-time.

Namibia threatened through Panduleni Nekunde after the restart, but the Namibian player was denied by Ivory Coast goalkeeper Ble Hortalin.

Vetunuavi Hambira then snatched a late winning goal for Namibia in stoppage time and in the end, the Brave Warriors beat Ivory Coast 1-0.

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