After defeating Cameroon 2-1 on Tuesday, Namibia is on the verge of securing a berth at the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Brave Warriors defeated the five-time champions in their Group C qualifier at Johannesburg’s Dobsonville Stadium.
Namibia topped the group with five points, one more than the Indomitable Lions, who finished second in the three-team group.
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Burundi, the other team in the group, has played two games and has one point, giving Namibia a decent chance of qualifying for Africa’s premier football tournament.
Mamelodi Sundowns forward Peter Shalulile, who also scored in last week’s 1-1 draw with the same opponent, opened the scoring in the 55th minute before Absalom Limbondi extended the lead in the 79th.
Turkey-based Vincent Aboubakar scored for the Indomitable Lions deep into stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough to keep Namibia coach Collin Benjamin excited.
Cameroon coach Rigobert Song was dissatisfied, claiming that his team did not capitalize on their opportunity.