Namibia take the COSAFA Cup 2015

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Welcome to our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup 2015 Final between Namibia and Mozambique at Moruleng Stadium on Saturday!

Neither of these sides has tasted regional success before so stand on the brink of history. But who will prevail?

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Namibia XI: Virgil Vries, Denzil Haoseb, Willem Mwedihanga, Chris Katjiukua, Ananias Gebhardt, Peter Shalulile,

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Ronald Ketjijere, Petrus Shitembi, Deon Hotto, Benson Shilongo, Wangu Gome.

Mozambique XI: Cesar Machava, Momed Hagi, Saddan Guambe, Norberto Norberto, Edmilson Dove, Ussama Mahumane, Isac Decarvalho, Luis Miquissone, Luis Parkim, Francisco Muchanga, Estevao Massango.

Referee: Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar); 1st Asst: Gilbert Lista (Seychelles); 2nd Asst: Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho); 4th Official: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the COSAFA 2015 Final between Namibia and Mozambique!

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Mozambique launch their first raid on the right flank with Saddan Guambe. It’s cleared by Willem Mwedihanga.

ShotWide_LiveScore 4′ – Deon H0tto for Namibia attacks from the left but can’t quite execute his final effort.

ShotWide_LiveScore 8′ – Not much goalmouth action in the opening eight minutes of the game!

ShotWide_LiveScore 10′ – Peter Shalulile shoots over the bar for Namibia from the middle.

corner 12′ – Mozambique win the first corner of the match after Luis Parkim’s cross is deflected out. It comes to nothing.

ShotWide_LiveScore 15′ – A long ball intended for Deon Hotto goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 17′ – Both teams resorting to the use of the long ball in the first quarter of the game.

ShotWide_LiveScore 19′ – Namibia try to come through from the middle as Wangu Gome is thwarted by Francisco Muchanga.

ShotWide_LiveScore 23′- Benson Shilongo heads wide of the goal from a cross from the right by Shalulile.

ShotWide_LiveScore 25′ – Mozambique spread the ball wide to the left but Isac Decarvalho cannot connect.

ShotWide_LiveScore 27′ – Denzil Hoaseb sends looping cross from the right for Namibia that is cut out by the Mozambican defenders.

Offside_LiveScore 29′ – Decarvalho is caught offside as Mozambique break away.

Offside_LiveScore 32′ – Namibia employ the off-side trap again this time catching Saddan Guambe.

Goal_LiveScore 36′ – GOAL! Namibia have the lead! Deon Hotto nets after a swift counter-attack and the Brave Warriors are ahead! 1-0!

ShotWide_LiveScore 38′ – Hotto comes charging down the left flank again but he is halted by a clearance by Norberto Norberto.

Sub_LiveScore 39′ – Mozambique sub: An early tactical change as in comes Gildo Vilancoulous for skipper Momed Hagi.

ShotWide_LiveScore 41′ – Namibia survive a huge scare as Chris Katjiukua makes an acrobatic kick to clear the ball off the line with the keeper beaten.

Injury_LiveScore 44′ – Edmilson Dove goes down injured on the left flank.

ShotWide_LiveScore 45′ – There will be one minute of additional time …

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Namibia lead the COSAFA Cup 2015 Final 1-0 at halftime after Deon Hotto’s goal. Can Mozambique respond?

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way in the second half!

ShotWide_LiveScore 47′ – No changes at the break by either side.

YC_LiveScore 48′ – Yellow card for Mozambique’s Saddan Guambe for foul play on Shalulile.

YC_LiveScore 50′ – Yellow card for Namibia’s Denzil Haoseb for a foul on Dove just inside the Namibian half.

corner 57′ – Mozambique win a corner in the right channel. It is cleared to safety.

ShotWide_LiveScore 59′ – Mozambique pile on the pressure as Luis Parkim shoots from the middle straight at the goalkeeper.

ShotWide_LiveScore 62′ – Guambe’s curling shot is punched away to safety by Vries.

corner 
63′ – It’s all Mozamboque on the offensive as the Mbasa win a corner on the right that is cleared from danger.

Sub_LiveScore 64′ – Mozambique sub: Witness Quembo comes on for Parkim.

ShotWide_LiveScore 68′ – Norberto Nornerto shoots wide off the mark for Mozambique from the right.

ShotWide_LiveScore 70′ – Deon Hotto bursts down the left wing and sends a cross which Shitembi finds too high to connect with.

Sub_LiveScore 72′ – Namibia sub: In comes Itamunia Keimuine for Benson Shilongo.

Goal_LiveScore 74′ – GOAL! Hotto doubles Namibia’s advantage with a deflected shot and surely the Brave Warriors are home and dry now!

Sub_LiveScore 79′ – Mozambique sub: Diogo Alberto comes on for Norberto Noberto.

ShotWide_LiveScore 84′ - Hotto sends Keimuine through on goal but he takes time to shoot and allows Massango to recover and clear.

Sub_LiveScore 85′ – Namibia sub: Willy Stephanus comes on for Petrus Shitembi.

ShotWide_LiveScore 87′ – Mozambique win a free-kick for taken by Alberto but Vries is equal to the task.

ShotWide_LiveScore 89′ – Cesar Machava saves Mozambique from conceding a third goal, blocking Keimuine from a one-on-one situation.

Sub_LiveScore 90+1′ – Namibia sub: Heinrich Isaacks comes on for Shalulile.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore FULLTIME: Namibia have done it, they are the COSAFA Cup 2015 champions as they claim the regional championship for the first time! 

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