Namibia men get football bronze

NAMIBIA . . . . . . (1) 2
MALAWI . . . . . . . . . .1


AFTER losing 1-0 to the Young Warriors in the semi-finals on Saturday at Luveve Stadium, Namibia settled for bronze in the men’s football AUSC Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games when they beat Malawi in the third place play-off at Barbourfields Stadium yesterday.

Namibia came from behind to grab the bronze after Malawi’s Yusuf Luwanda had opened the scoring just before the half time whistle after a defensive mix-up by the Namibian goalkeeper Donovan Gainub.
Zimbabwe referee Philani Ncube awarded Namibia a penalty three minutes after the breather and George Hummel converted to level the scoreline.

Namibia then got their winner through substitute Hiha Katjivena in the 79th minute. Katjivena had replaced Brendon Kotungondo who had come in the 46th minute for Tuhafeni Leonard.

Namibia: D Ganuib, J Kwedhi, B Amukwayah, S Endjala, G Hummel G Nauseb 90+), M United Maggyver, P Kandjabanga, K Hakuria, J Maharero, T Leonard (B Kotungondo 46th minute(H Katjivena 70th minute) , V Tjikundi
Malawi: D Chindamba, M Njunga, N Luhanga, L Phiri, G Nachipo, S Mdoka, K Sauzande (R Kamwendo 59th minute), Y Luwanda, E Lino, N Nyasulu, P Msosa (O Kango’ma 86th minute)

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