COSAFA COSAFA : Namibia stun Senegal, top Group B

Guests Senegal started the Cosafa Cup campaign on a bad note, losing 1-2 to Namibia at Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on Wednesday afternoon.

Marcel Papama gave the 2015 Cosafa Cup champions the start they had hoped for in this Group B match.

He scored after profiting from some weak Senegal defending at Isaac Wolfson Stadium.

The Teranga Lions responded instantly when they scored through lively winger Lamine Diene who placed his angled shot into the net.

However, the Namibians were not done they restored their advantage when striker Elmo Kambindu headed into the net after making the most of Aprocious Petrus’ cross.

The Brave Warriors lead the group on three points ahead of Zimbabwe and Mozambique who have one point each after having played out to a goalless draw earlier in the day.

Senegal find themselves in an unfamiliar position lying bottom of the group.

Senegal coach Joseph Koto is without their star players such as forward Sadio Mane and midfielder Idrissa Gueye at the tournament.

The Brave Warriors have also excused their leading men, including winger Deon Hotto and striker Peter Shalulile.

Senegal came with strong reputation to the Southern Africa competition.

The Teranga Lions are champions for Wafu, a comptetion for the West African zone.

Senegal: Pape Ndiaye, El Hadj Kane, Souabou Gningue, Mohamed Ndiaye, Albert Diene, Dominique Ndiaye, Mohamed Ba, Abou Diop, Falilou Fall, Alfred Gomis, Makhmouth Diallo

Namibia: LoydtKazapua, Denzil Haoseb, Ananias  Gebhardt, Aprocious Petrus, Willy Stephanus, Elmo Kambindu, Absalom Iimbondi,  Wesley Katjiteo,  Alfeus Handura, Marcell Papama, Ivan Kamberipa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *