2017 COSAFA CUP PLATE FINAL: South Africa 1-0 Namibia - As it happened

2017 COSAFA CUP PLATE FINAL: South Africa 1-0 Namibia - As it happened
Maximilian Mbaeva of Namibia challenged by Mothobi Mvala of South Africa during 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup match between South Africa and Namibia at Moruleng Stadium in Rustenburg on 07 July 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jul 07, 2017. 18:55

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 COSAFA Cup plate final between South Africa and Namibia at the Moruleng Stadium in Moruleng on Friday.


South Africa: Pule, Mukumela, Malepe, Booysen, Gordinho, Mvala, Masalesa, Norodien, Sibiya, Mokate, Moseamedi.

Namibia: Mbaeva, Haoseb, Hanamub, Karongee, Shitembi, Horaeb, Ketjijere, Keimuine, Gome, Hotto, Katjiteo.


Thank you for joining us for the plate final which saw South Africa beat Namibia and the two sides finished fifth, and sixth respectively in this year's COSAFA Cup.

FULL-TIME: South Africa 1-0 Namibia.

90' - The fourth official has added three minutes.

86' - South Africa sub: Webber IN, Mokate OUT.

85' - Five minutes left for Namibia to snatch a late equalizer.

81' - Namibia sub: Nenkavu IN, Gome OUT.

80' - South Africa sub: Jordan IN, Norodien OUT.

76' CLOSE! Namibia defender Haoseb's header hits the crossbar with South Africa keeper Pule beaten.
80' - South Afric

75' - It looks like South Africa coach Stuart Baxter will be introducing Jordan, an attack-minded player.

70' - Namibia are still searching for the equalizing goal as we enter the final 20 minutes of the match.

65' - South Africa midfielder Sibiya forces Mbaeva into a decent save from a free-kick as Bafana Bafana look to double their lead.

61' - Namibia sub: Shalulie IN, Keiminue OUT.

60' - It still 1-0 to South Africa as we reach the hour-mark.

58' - CHANCE! Moseamedi is set through on goal, but somehow the South Africa striker misses the target with Mbaeva off his goal line.

55' - Namibia sub: A. Gebhardt IN, R. Hanamub OUT.

50' - CHANCE! The Namibian defence make a mistake and Moseamedi looks to pounce, but the backline recovers, and clears the ball away.

The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: South Africa 1-0 Namibia.

45+2' - CHANCE! Namibia defender Karongee clears the ball, before Mvala could pounce from close range as South Africa press the Brave Warriors.

45' - The fourth official has added two minutes.

40' - South Africa sub: Mthethwa IN, Mukumela OUT.

36' - GOAL! South Africa 1-0 Namibia. Moseamedi set-ups Mokate, who scores with a deflected shot.

35' - Namibia keeper Mbaeva has been the busier of the two shot-stoppers - dealing well with crosses from South Africa.

30' - It remains goalless here in Moruleng as we reach the half-hour mark.

25' - Moseamedi forces Namibia keeper Mbaeva into a comfortable save with a shot from outside the box following a good move by South Africa.

20' - Namibia caution: Namibia captain Ketjijere is booked after fouling Moseamedi.

15' - South Africa striker Moseamedi unleashes a long range shot which misses the target as the tournament hosts look to break the deadlock.

10' - CHANCE! South Africa midfielder Mvala pounces inside the Namibia box, but he fires inches of the target.

6' - MISS! Namibia captain Ketjijere steps up and misses the target from the spot-kick.

5' - PENALTY for Namibia. South Africa defender Malepe fouls Namibia striker Katjiteo in the box.

1' The match is underway.

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