Namibia defeat much-fancied Ivory Coast

Namibia defeat much-fancied Ivory Coast
Hendrik Somaeb of Namibia challenged by Arnaud Wilfried Koutouan of Ivory Coast during the 2018 CHAN football game between Ivory Coast and Namibia at the Grand Stadium in Marrakech, Morocco on 14 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sunday Jan 14, 2018. 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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