Namibia stop Cameroon – Egypt, Eq Guinea pick big away wins in TotalEnergies AFCON qualifiers

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Namibia stop Cameroon - Egypt, Eq Guinea pick big away wins in TotalEnergies AFCON qualifiers

Namibia stop Cameroon – Egypt, Eq Guinea pick big away wins in TotalEnergies AFCON qualifiers

Namibia stop Cameroon – Egypt, Eq Guinea pick big away wins in TotalEnergies AFCON qualifiers

Namibia are on the verge of sealing a place at the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire after beating giants Cameroon 2-1 on Tuesday.
Namibia stop Cameroon - Egypt, Eq Guinea pick big away wins in TotalEnergies AFCON qualifiers

Namibia stop Cameroon – Egypt, Eq Guinea pick big away wins in TotalEnergies AFCON qualifiers

The Brave Warriors defeated the five-time winners 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 category.

The other team in the group, Burundi, has played two games and has one point, giving Namibia a good chance of qualifying for Africa’s top football event.

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 advantage in the 79th.

Turkey-based Vincent Aboubakar scored for the Indomitable Lions late into stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough to get Namibia coach Collin Benjamin excited.

“This is a fantastic win against a tough Cameroon team.” “I congratulate my players on working so hard to get the most points today,” said Namibia coach Benjamin.

Cameroon coach Rigobert Song was disappointed, claiming that his players did not capitalize on their chances.

“We didn’t take our chances, and Namibia punished us,” said the former international defender following the game.

Malawi 0 Egypt 4

Egypt’s Pharaohs were also in excellent scoring form when they defeated Malawi 4-0 in a match played at the Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.

After a good pass from Skipper Mohamed Salah, Tarek Hamd placed Egypt ahead after only 4 minutes. The hosts attempted a comeback through John Banda and Chester Yamikani, but the Egyptian defense held firm.

Omar Marmoush made it 2-0 after 16 minutes, and Salah struck four minutes later to give Egypt a comfortable 3-0 lead at the half. Ahmed Sayed Zizo made it 4-0 after 49 minutes of the second half.

Egypt now leads the group with nine points and a better goal differential than Guinea, which also has nine points. Malawi and Ethiopia both have three points.

Equatorial Guinea and Cape Verde both won their previous two matches to enhance their chances of qualifying.

 

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