Namibia, Mauritius eye first win

Namibia, Mauritius eye first win
Ronald Ketjijere of Namibia

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday May 19, 2015. 10:41

Namibia and Mauritius will be eyeing their first win of the 2015 Cosafa Cup when they clash at the Moruleng Stadium on Tuesday evening. Kick-off is scheduled for 19h30.

The Brave Warriors were held to a goalless draw by the Seychelles in the opening game.

Namibia were favourites to walk away with all three points, but poor finishing was to blame as they suffered a slight setback in their quest for a place in the knockout stages of this year's showpiece.

Runners-up in 1997 and 1999, Namibia have failed to reach the heights they achieved in the early years of the tournament, having not managed a final four appearance since their 2-1 aggregate defeat to Angola in the 1999 final.

Mauritius, on the other hand, will be out to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Zimbabwe in their opening Group A match.

Les Dodos’ best showing at the Southern African tournament was a quarterfinal appearance at the 2001 and 2004 events, and nothing but a win will keep their dream of replicating that achievement at this year's tourney alive.

The winner of Group A will face Zambia in the last eight.

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