Carl Hopprich of Seychelles challenged by Nqobizitha Masuku of Zimbabwe during the 2016 Cosafa Cup match between Zimbabwe and Seychelles at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 15 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jun 18, 2016. 20:56

Good evening and welcome to for out live coverage of the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup quarterfinal clash between Botswana and Namibia from the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia.

Starting line-ups:

Botswana XI: Kabelo Dambe, Tapiwe Gadibolae, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Thato Kebue, Onkabetse Makgantai, Lesego Galenamotlhale, Lemponye Tshireletso, Boitumelo Mafoko, Thabang Sesinyi, Lebogang Disele, Lesenya Ramoraka.

Namibia XI: Maximillian Mbaeva, Denzil Hoaseb, Ananias Gebhardt, Ferdinand Karongee, Deon Hotto, Benson Shilongo, Wangu Gome, Ronald Ketjijere, Peter Shalulile, Larry Horaeb.


MISS! Hotto saved. Botswana win 5-4 on penalties and they are through to the semi-finals. The defending champions Namibia defeated!

GOAL! Mogorosi scores. Namibia 4-5 Botswana

GOAL! Keimuine scores. Namibia 4-4 Botswana

GOAL! Sosome scores. Namibia 3-4 Botswana

GOAL! Somaeb scores. Namibia 3-3 Botswana

GOAL! Gaolaolwe scores. Namibia 2-3 Botswana

GOAL! Dacosta Angula scores. Namibia 2-2 Botswana

GOAL! Sesinyi scores. Namibia 1-2 Botswana

GOAL! Ketjijere scores. Namibia 1-1 Botswana

GOAL! Mafoko scores. Namibia 0-1 Botswana

Penalty shootout to follow

FULL-TIME: Namibia 1-1 Botswana

90' The fourth official has added three minutes

89' Gebhardt's header from a corner-kick is easily gathered by Masule as the Brave Warriors look to snatch a late goal

84' GOAL! Somaeb restores parity for Namibia. Brave Warriors 1-1 Zebras

83' Botswana defender Mafoko is adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box


81' Botswana sub: Mogorosi IN, Makgantai OUT

78' CLOSE! Shalulile's header goes inches wide of Masule's left upright and Hotto is involved once again for the Warriors

75' Hotto tries to link up with Somaeb in the final third, but Mafoko clears for the Zebras

71' Botswana sub: Sosome IN, Galenamotlhale OUT

70' It looks like the Zebras coach Peter Butler will be introducing a defender Sosome

65' The Brave Warriors are pressing the Zebras for the equalizing goal, but the latter are looking dangerous on the counter

61' Namibia sub: Keimuine IN, Haoseb OUT

60' Namibia sub: Somaeb IN, Shilongo OUT

59' GREAT SAVE! Mbaeva denies Tshireletso who had unleashed a low shot which is parried away by the keeper

55' Brave Warriors captain Ketjijere pulls the trigger from range and his shot goes narrowly wide of the target

51' There was a defensive mix-up on the goalline following a header from Makgantai. Namibia defender Dacosta Angula was there to net an unfortunate own goal

50' GOAL! Botswana take the lead following an own goal, but Makgantai claims it

49' Zebras winger Tshireletso's attempt from a set-piece is easily saved by Mbaeva

Second-half underway

HALF-TIME: Namibia 0-0 Botswana

45+5' Mbaeva denies Botswana forward Makgantai from close range

45+1' Warriors shot-stopper Mbaeva gathers a Zebras corner-kick with ease

45' The fourth official has added five minutes

40' It remains goalless as we approach the half-time break

37' Another attack by the hosts and this time Hoaseb's cross is gathered by Masule in Botswana goal

33' Brave Warriors winger Hotto cuts inside from the right and he forces Masule into a comfortable save with a long range shot

30' Last year's Cosafa Castle Cup Player of the Tournament Gome is fouled by Sesinyi on the edge of the Botswana box. But the Zebras manage to clear the resultant free-kick

25' Botswana sub: Masule IN, Dambe OUT

24' Dambe goes down again! He will be replaced by reserve keeper Masule

22' The game resumes and Dambe is back in goal for the Zebras of Botswana

20' Play has been stopped for about five minutes as Botswana shot-stopper Dambe is down injured. Reserve keeper Masule warming up

15' It remains goalless here at the Sam Nujoma Stadium

13' The hosts are doing most of the attacking in the opening stages of the this quarterfinal clash

9' The Brave Warriors of Namibia push forward, but Shalulile directs his header wide of the target

4' DECENT SAVE! Botswana forward Makgantai forces Namibia shot-stopper Mbaeva into a low save. First shot on target!!

2' Namibia forward Shalulile runs onto a long ball into the Botswana half, but he places his shot wide of the target

1'The match is underway

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