Brave Warriors off to a perfect start in Cosafa Cup
26 May 2019 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 26 MAY (NAMPA) The Brave Warriors kicked off their 2019 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup campaign with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Mozambique at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Sunday.
The match started off slow for the Brave Warriors, but Charles Hambira was the first to threaten when his header was cleared by the goalkeeper off the line.
Mozambique then dominated possession but hardly threatened the Namibian defence, leaving the score tied at 0-0 half-time.
The second half saw an improved performance from the Brave Warriors, scoring first in the 68th minute through Joslin Kamatuka, who scored from close range after Absalom Iimbondi sent in an inch perfect cross into his path.
Mozambique upped the tempo and laid siege to the Namibian half with the hope of getting an equaliser, which duly came through a free kick in the 77th minute.
Wesley Katjiteo committed a foul on the edge of the box and substitute Witiness Quembo beat Lloyd Kazapua all systems out with his first touch from the dead ball.
However, Tigers captain Iimbondi produced a moment of brilliance when he dropped his shoulder and sent his curling shot into the top corner of the net in the 82nd minute to give Namibia victory and temporary leadership of Group B.
Namibia next plays Malawi on Tuesday before going up against Seychelles on Thursday to conclude their group stage fixtures.