Deon Kavendji’s 89th-minute header has given Namibia its first-ever win in all its Africa Cup Of Nations games.
The team beat Tunisia 1-0 at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium on Tuesday.
The underdog’s unmatched performance had secured Namibia second place in group E of the competition.
Namibia has never reached the knockout stage as they had always lost in the group zone.
Furthermore, Mali competed fiercely against Namibia in the group, beating South Africa 2-0 at the same stadium.
The Bafana team missed a consolation goal as Percy Tau’s penalty soared over the crossbar, leaving them in the shadows of missed opportunities.
Meanwhile, at Stade Bouaké Stadium, Burkina Faso orchestrated a dramatic 1-0 takedown of Mauritania in their Group D showdown.
The referee’s VAR intervention, dissecting Nouh Mohamed El Abd’s actions, unfolded the story of a penalty, which was deftly converted into a goal by the skilled Bertrand Traoré during stoppage time.
Burkina Faso now stands atop the group, a three-point ascent toward greatness, while Mauritania grapples in the depths of the relegation zone.
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