Young Warriors and SA in goalless draw
22 May 2016 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 22 MAY (NAMPA) The Namibian and South African Under-20 (U20) national sides drew 0-0 in the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers here on Saturday.
The Namibian side went into the game as underdogs, but brilliant football from the locals gave the visiting side no chance to show off their skills.
The second half saw the South Africans become the more dominant side, creating a number of scoring chances but a resilient Namibian defence kept them at bay.
Namibia only started dominating ball possession in the last 20 minutes of the game but their misfiring strikers could not find the back of the net on three occasions.
Despite beautiful football that was at display from the two teams, the game ended goalless.
Speaking to the media after the game, Namibias coach Gerald Gunter said he was happy they did not concede a goal at home after playing a very technical game.
We are now hoping to do better in South Africa and at least score a goal, said Gunter.
Namibia defeated Swaziland 4-2 on aggregate in April to progress to the second round of the U20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa, who entered the competition in the second round.
The winner between the two sides after the second match on 10 June 2016 in South Africa will qualify for the U-20 continental competition in Zambia next year.