COSAFA COSAFA Cup: Namibia must learn and take positives from heavy Angola defeat – Benjamin

Following their 5-0 defeat to Angola in the COSAFA Cup final on Sunday, coach Collin Benjamin says Namibia have taken some harsh lessons.

The Brave Warriors went all the way to the last fixture of the regional tournament for the second time in two years, but were completely outplayed by The Palancas Negras at the Nelson Mandela Bay in Gqeberha.

Benjamin reacted to the heavy defeat. “As much as I say that rather one times 5-0 than five times 1-0, it still where you say it’s a bit unfair because we didn’t deserve all of it but when it’s on paper, it’s goals that were scored,” Benjamin said as quoted by SABC Sports.

“So, we just have to learn from it, it’s positive honestly for me, for us to see how Romeo [Kasume] develop, Tjipe Karuuombe now I know that if something is to happen to Riaan Hanamub on the left back, I can put him in without thinking.”

The 45-year-old mentor believes he now has depth ahead of the heavy international calendar in the coming months.

“And these are the positives that I’m taking from it, the different players. We’re gonna go into the same vein where we’re trying and we’re learning and the boys are learning,” the coach explained.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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