Guinea-Bissau edge out Namibia

Guinea-Bissau edge out Namibia
Tomas Dabo of Guinea Bissau challenges Niguime Nakoulma of Burkina Faso during the Afcon Group A match between Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso on the 22 January 2017 at Franceville , Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jun 10, 2017. 20:19

Guinea-Bissau edged out Namibia 1-0 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification Group K match at the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on Saturday.

The victory takes Djurtus to the top of Group K standings with three points, while the Brave Warriors are placed fourth with zero points.

Djurtus, who were the surprise package during the 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign, broke the deadlock 24 minutes into the match.

It was Jerson, who hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Guinea-Bissau much to the delight of the home crowd inside the Estadio 24 de Setembro.

The Brave Warriors tried to push for the equalizing goal, but Djurtus stood firm at the back and Guinea-Bissau were leading during the half-time break.

Djurtus, who made history during the 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign by reaching the finals for the first time, continued to create chances in the second-half.

However, the home side were unable to convert their chances and ultimately, Guinea-Bissau recorded a narrow 1-0 home victory.

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