Lesotho silenced by Namibia as Angola reap big in Cosafa Cup

Last edition's Cosafa Cup finalists Lesotho are at risk of elimination from the annual competition after falling 2-1 against Namibia on Monday at the Wolfson Stadium Stadium.

The Brave Warriors meant business from the first whistle, pressing their opponent with every opportunity they got.

Their resilience paid dividends in the 38th minute; the Crocodiles failed to clear a corner, resulting in a melee in the danger zone that resulted in Ivan Kamberipa beating Sekhoane Moerane in the Lesotho goal.

Likuena fought back with purpose after the break, eventually getting an equalizer in the 54th minute thanks to Neo Mokhachane.

It was Namibia's first win in South Africa in the ongoing tournament after playing to a goalless draw in Group C's matchday one against Angola.


Angola go top with a convincing win

At the same venue, Palancas Negras emerged victors in a five-goal thriller with Seychelles to go top of the group.

Laurindo Aureli, who is commonly referred to as Depu, converted Miro's assist in the ninth minute to hand his team the advantage. 

The Pirates responded courtesy of Johan Gamatis in the 26th minute before they took the lead for the first time a minute after a restart after Lorenzo Hoareau picked Brandon Labrosse in a good area.

Angola responded after 12 minutes, with Depu converting Hossi's precise pass. Antonio Muanza won it for his side with a quarter of an hour to go and claimed vital points in favour of his nation.

Group C's final games will be between Namibia and Seychelles while Lesotho will be facing Angola.

On Tuesday, July 2, hosts Bafana Bafana will be aiming at convincingly beating Eswatini to stand a chance of advancing. The other game will be between Mozambique and Botswana. Interestingly, every team Group A has two points with an equal chance of progressing.

Lesotho silenced by Namibia as Angola reap big in Cosafa Cup
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