Bafana Bafana were ruthless as they defeated Namibia 4-0 in their second group game of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023 against Namibia at Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium in Korhogo last night.
South Africa started pilling up pressure from the start and created chances in the early stages of the game.
The pressure yielded results, just nine 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 stepped up once again, but got it right this time for South Africa. 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, nine minutes later. Thapelo Morena showed great skill to locate Themba Zwane with a pass to finish off a great team goal with a shot into the right side of the net.
With five 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 Kazapua helpless with his effort, which ended up in the net.
South Africa will play Tunisia next in their last group game at the same stadium on Wednesday, with hopes of qualifying for the next round.
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena