Namibia off to a losing start in Chan


Namibia got off to a bad start at the African Nations Championship (Chan) as they suffered a 3-0 defeat against Guinea at the Limbe Omnisport Stadium on Tuesday night.

Two goals by Barry Yakhouba and another by Sylla Morlaye gave Guinea the victory which puts them on top of Group D, after Zambia had earlier beaten Tanzania 2-0.

Yakhouba’s opening goal on 12 minutes came when he intercepted a poor back pass by Immanuel Heita to keeper Edward Maova, to score from close range.

Namibia managed to create some chances of their own, with Guinea keeper Moussa Camara just managing to save a deflected cross by Marcell Papama, while Absalom Iimbondi also came close, but Guinea caught them with a quick counterattack just before half time when Morlaye beat the offside trap to put them 2-0 ahead.

Namibia kept on pushing after the break as a cracking free kick by Aubrey Amseb was just kept out by Camara, while Elmo Kambindu headed wide of the target, but Guinea had the final say when an unmarked Yakhouba slotted the ball home from the edge of the box on 85 minutes.

Namibia’s next match is against Tanzania on Saturday, 23 January.

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By FARPost Reporter

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