Ruthless South Africa run riot over Namibia

The Bafana Bafana of South Africa were unstoppable as they defeated Namibia 4-0 in their second group game of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 against Namibia at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo. 

South Africa started pilling up pressure from the start of the game and created chances in the early stages of the game. 

The pressure yielded result with just 9 minutes into the game as the ball hit the hands of a Namibian defender for a penalty. The decision was overlooked initially but after consulting the VAR, Referee Youcef Gamouh awarded the penalty. 

Percy Tau showed up again but got it right this time for South Africa from the spot. He gave goalkeeper Lloyd Junior Kazapua no chance as he hit the ball into the low right corner of the net in the 14th minutes. 

South Africa increased their tally 9 minutes later. Thapelo Morena showed great skillset after locating Themba Zwane with a pass to finish off a great team goal with a shot into the right side of the net. 

With 5 minutes to end of the first half, Themba Zwane made it 3-0. This time, it was a solo effort from the forward who dribbled through the Namibian defense to score. 

Even after going up 3-0 at half time, Hugo Broos’ men continued pilling pressure in the second half. 

Thapelo Maseko added the fourth goal after leaving goalkeeper Lloyd Junior Kazapua helpless with his effort which ended up in the net. 

South Africa will play Tunisia next in their last group game at the Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo on Wednesday, January 24 with hopes of qualifying.

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