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New Era Newspaper Wednesday December 13, 2017

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NEW ERA | Wednesday, December 13 2017 Ribery taken to court by ex-agent Page 22 Looser, Robisch retain Desert Dash titles Page 23 SPORT Page 22 oung Warriors bow ut of Cosafa U/20 Cup .. Coach Guther remains hopeful of future Namibia’s U/20 side, Young Warriors, yesterday bowed out of the 2017 Cosafa U/20 Cup underway in Zambia, following their goalless draw against regional rivals Zimbabwe at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. behind Lesotho and Zimbabwe in Group C of the regional youth football showpiece. If they were to progress the Namibians were required to beat Zimbabwe, as they had earlier lost one match and won one – meaning a win was crucial yesterday. Namibia defeated Angola in their opening group match but unfortunately lost to Lesotho in the second match. In yesterday’s match, Zimbabwe dominated ball possession throughout the match and created lots of goal scoring chances, but the Namibian defense was equal to the task as it had answers for everything the Zimbabweans threw at them. Enzo Mungendje replaced Petrus Kamati on the hour mark as coach Gerald Guther searched for the elusive goal, but the latter could not yesterday replicate his form from the 1-0 win over Angola in Namibia’s opening outing. Rivaldo Festus also came on as he replaced the goalscorer in Namibia’s 2-1 defeat to Lesotho, Romario Hawiseb, on 74 minutes, but in the end it Namibia’s exit from the competition with four points to their name. A disappointed Guther was optimistic though and remained hopeful about the future. “All the games were tough but if we would have pulled out a performance like today in the prior games, we could have topped the group. A true warriors performance today, but in football you have to be consistent and that is what we need to improve on. We are doing a lot of hard work at the FA and we have to remain consistent and keep working hard and improve all the time.” Also in yesterday’s action, Lesotho played to a goalless draw against Angola, but the stalemate proved enough to help them top Group C with five points. They will now while Zimbabwe will go on to face South Africa in the other row. –

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