NAMIBIA’S Brave Warriors had a sad ending to their match against Tanzania, walking away with a 0-1 loss during a historic game at the Limbe Stadium in Cameroon yesterday.
The final nail in the coffin came during a second-half strike by Taifa Stars’ Farid Mussa, with the Brave Warriors struggling to make headway for an equalizer or a win for the rest of the game.
The result means that both Zambia and Guinea will maintain their places at the top of the group, with four points apiece, while Tanzania keeps alive their hopes of advancing with three points in third place.
Namibia has no points after two matches and their hopes of advancing will not bear fruit as they cannot finish at least second in the group even if they win their final match against Zambia.
History was also made at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) competition, as the match consisted of the first all-female officials.
The female refereeing trio consisted of Lidya Tafesse from Ethiopia, with assistant referees Bernadettar Asimenye Kwimbira from Malawi and Mimisen Agatha Iyorhe from Nigeria.
Namibia will play Zambia in their final group game at the Limbe Stadium on Wednesday, while Guinea will travel to the Stade de la Réunification in Douala to face Tanzania in the matches that will be played simultaneously.