NAMIBIA is currently on the top of the Confederation of Southern African Football Associations Tournament Group B log after a convincing victory of 2 – 1 over the national team from Mozambique in the group qualifying match.
The victory in Durban, where the Cosafa Tournament is currently underway, was the Tafel Lager Brave Warriors’ first return to action since they lost 4-1 to Zambia in Lusaka in the 2019 Afcon qualifier two months ago.
The defeat in Zambia ended Namibia’s four-match unbeaten run across all competitions, although they still qualified for the African Cup of Nations Tournament in Egypt later this year.
The Mozambique side went into the Cosafa qualifying match undefeated in their last two matches across all competitions.
In Head-to-Head stats, Namibia and Mozambique have clashed 16 times.
Namibia recorded eight wins compared to the Mamba’s three victories, while five games ended in a draw.
The Brave Warriors coach for the Cosafa qualifier, Collin Benjamin said the Warriros started off a bit shaky but after taking the lead when Joslin Kamtuka scored the first goal, the confidence of the team grew.
After the Mambas scored an equaliser, Absalom Iimbondi put a 25 meter long kick in the back of the net and for the last ten minutes of the match all the Warriors had to do, was keep the Mambas away from their goal.
The victory in Durban meant that Namibia took the lead in the Group B qualifying round. Apart from Mozambique Group B is made up of Malawi and the Seychelles.